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Angelina Jolie shines at the London premiere of Salt

2010-08-17 02:26:27 GMT2010-08-17 10:26:27 (Beijing Time)

Sparkly in sequins: Angelina Jolie dazzles the crowd as she arrives at the London premiere of her new film Salt

Angelina's Amanda Wakely dress stood out as she posed for pictures

Angelina gives the cameras what they want before heading off into the cinema to watch her film

Angelina Jolie took to the red carpet and received a rapturous welcome from the crowds at the London premiere of her highly anticipated action film Salt.

A black and white carpet was laid for the arrival of Hollywood's biggest female star and nobody shone brighter than the 35 year old in a nude-coloured Amanda Wakely sequinned dress.

As she got out of her car, she waded straight in signing autographs and taking her time to walk the carpet which was specially printed with the name of the film.

But there were concerns over her health as she was looking extremely thin as she stopped and talked to fans that had been waiting outside the Empire cinema in Leicester Square all day.

Her dress, although beautiful on her, swamped her tiny frame and did nothing to flatter her.

She said that she had brought her two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with her to London but the others had stayed at home.

And she said actor partner Brad Pitt was unable to attend due to work commitments but added: 'We miss London...we love it here.'

She was joined at the premiere by a not-so-dazzling list of celebrity guests, not one expected for the premiere of a film with a Hollywood A-lister as the star.

Angelina was interviewed outside the cinema by radio and TV presenter Edith Bowman who asked her about her upcoming project about Marilyn Monroe.

The actress is set to play Monroe in an adaptation of Andrew O'Hagan's The Life And Opinions Of Maf The Dog, And Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, the author revealed at the Edinburgh Book Festival yesterday.

And George Clooney has been lined up to play Monroe's close friend Frank Sinatra, O'Hagan confirmed, adding that production on the film would begin soon.

When asked about the film, she said she didn't know anything about it and 'would have to ask George Clooney' about it.

Edith then asked her about Salt and how it differed from her previous action roles including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Angelina said: 'Other action films I've done were based in fantasy, this was based in reality so had to make her tougher and meaner.'

'I love dressing up morphing into different characters.'

And when Bowman asked: Do blondes have more fun?' Angelina replied: 'Definitely not.'

The film has been received to mixed reviews so far but Angelina has said she hopes there will be a Salt sequel so she can explore her film's character.

According to, she said: 'I'd love to do a sequel.

'You never know if you're going to get the chance, if audiences are going to love it. But particularly with this character, I think there is so much yet to explore in her life with her - with her family, with coming to terms with who she is in the end, because of the way it is set up, she could be anybody.

'She could be in any country, she could speak any language, and so we have a lot of opportunities - as an actress, and somebody who loves to travel, it would be nice to be able to explore the world with her.'


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