A new report claiming Angelina Jolie wants to make Brad Pitt jealous by "flirting" with Maleficent 2 co-star Ed Skrein is completely made-up. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this ridiculous report. The actress has no intention or reason to antagonize her estranged husband.
It was announced earlier this month that Skrein will play a villain in Disney's Maleficent sequel, which is expecting to start shooting in London sometime this year. The actor gained popularity following his role as the villain Deadpool, but according to Star, Jolie only wants the handsome actor in the movie so she can cozy up to him on set.
A so-called "source" tells the magazine, "Angie chose Ed because he's young and gorgeous, and has a perfect physique," adding that she "thinks Ed's hot and loves the idea of working with him." The outlet's questionable insider further contends that Jolie is "looking forward to chatting with him behind the scenes" in an effort "to get to know Ed and find out what makes him tick."
The seemingly phony tipster continues, "And she also knows that if word gets out about her flirting with Ed, it will drive Brad nuts! She'd be lying if she said she wasn't interested in seeing how this pans out." This entire narrative, however, was seemingly fabricated simply because a handsome actor has joined the cast of Jolie's upcoming movie.
For starters, People very recently reported that Jolie "has no interest in dating at all" following her split. The trusted entertainment magazine added, "She's absolutely not seeing anyone and will not be." The notion that the actress is eager to strike up a romance with Skrein, who shares a 7-year-old son with his longtime girlfriend, simply isn't true.
Meanwhile, Jolie said in her Vanity Cover story last year that she and Pitt "care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal." That goal isn't to make each other jealous by flirting with co-stars. Additionally, it's understood that Jolie and Pitt have been amicably negotiating their divorce and deciding what's in the best interest for their children. Creating bitterness and resentment is not part of the plan.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the unreliable tabloid has made up a story about the actress using another man to make Pitt jealous. Gossip Cop recently busted the magazine for falsely claiming Jolie was "revenge dating" Johnny Depp to get under her estranged husband's skin. This latest article involving Skrein is more nonsense.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.