“Don’t get the hottest 25 and 26 year old”: James Bond Actor Refused to Work With Angelina Jolie, Wanted a More Mature Star like Charlize Theron

Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest stars in the Hollywood industry, who became the inspiration for all female action heroes. The gorgeous star has worked in various genres including romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, and more.

She is among the most talented actors in the realm, and every actor would feel lucky to be her co-star in movies. However, there is one former James Bond star, who preferred Charlize Theron over Jolie.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was once considered for a role in the potential The Thomas Crown Affair sequel, however, actor Pierce Brosnan was more inclined over choosing Theron.

James Bond star Pierce Brosnan wanted to work with Charlize Theron over Angelina Jolie

Former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan was the lead in the 1999 feature film The Thomas Crown Affair, which was a remake of a 1968 film of the same name. The film revolved around a billionaire, who planned a heist around himself for entertainment.

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

Pierce Brosnan starred in the 1999 feature The Thomas Crown Affair, which was a remake of the 1968 movie of the same name. He played a billionaire in the film, that involves himself in a heist for his entertainment. Brosnan was also the producer of the film, and he had specific demands for the casting of female stars.

Casting director Pat McCorkle shared with NPR,

“Actually, he said, ‘Don’t get the hottest 25- and 26-year-old. I want someone a little more mature, so we have a mature relationship.’”

There were also talks about the chances of a sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair. As per reports, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie was attached to the film, however, Brosnan wanted to cast Charlize Theron instead of Mr. and Mrs. Smith star.

Brosnan once told People,

“Nothing against Angelina Jolie. I think she’s a magnificent actress. But Charlize has a poise about her and has an inner strength and femininity which I really like to watch.”

Brosnan also shared the reason for choosing Theron as he was a fan of her work,

“Charlize Theron is someone who I’ve always admired. I think she’s someone who has acquitted herself grandly.”

The sequel of The Thomas Crown Affair details are yet to be shared.

Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie feud

Reportedly the talks about casting disparity between Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron gave air to the rumor of their ongoing feud. There were talks about their enmity going on for years. reportedly they had also clashed on occasions.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

As per a source of Radar Online,

“The hate fest between these two started a long time ago and just won’t stop. It’s as though directors are getting a buzz out of playing them against each other, by dangling a script to both of them then leaving them to b**** and slug it out.”

On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Theron spoke her mind, on the feud. She shared that there was no rivalry between her and Jolie. She added that whenever they met, they have always been cordial with one another. She said,

“We really don’t know each other. We’re not friends or hang out, but she’s never been nothing, but gracious and lovely and warm.”

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