Angelina Jolie is crushing on Richard Madden, who's in talks to co-star with the actress in the upcoming Marvel movie The Eternals, claims a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the phony story. We're assured it's completely made-up.
Earlier this month, it was announced the "Game of Thrones" and "Bodyguard" star is in negotiations to join Jolie in the comic book movie, which centers on a race of immortal beings with superpowers. According to OK! Australia, Madden nabbed a role in the film thanks to "the great chemistry he has with Angelina."
A supposed source is then quoted as telling the magazine, "It's early days, but Richard is definitely someone Angelina has her eye on. She thinks he's incredibly handsome and talented, and she's excited to see where their friendship goes next." The alleged insider goes on to say Jolie "has a habit for falling for her co-stars," so she's excited about the prospect of getting close to Madden on set.
The unreliable outlet is simply attempting to create a love connection between the pair because they'll be possibly working together. As Gossip Cop has stressed, Jolie has been entirely focused on work and her kids amid her divorce from Brad Pitt. People magazine, a much more reliable source for celebrity news than OK!, reported just last month that both Jolie and Pitt "are focused on what's best for the kids" and aren't concerned with dating at this time.
Still, Gossip Cop checked in with an individual in Jolie's camp, who tells us the tabloid's report is nothing more than a work of fiction. The actress isn't crushing on Madden, nor does she plan on pursuing a romance with her potential co-star. The idea that she's excited about working on The Eternals because she plans to woo Madden is baseless.
Last month, the American edition of OK! published a bogus cover story about Jolie dating Colin Farrell. The actress obviously isn't in a romance with that actor either. This also wouldn't be the first time we've had to debunk an article about the Maleficent star planning to pursue one of her future co-stars.
Earlier this month, we called out OK!'s sister outlet, the Globe, for making up a story about Jolie planning to steal Nicholas Hoult from his model girlfriend Bryana Holly. That story was only concocted because the actress is co-starring with Hoult in the upcoming wilderness thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead. Jolie has no intention of dating every man who she spends time with on a movie set, despite the gossip media trying to spread this fake narrative.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.