Billy Bob Thornton has released a statement to combat the latest media claims about him and Angelina Jolie.
The Bad Santa star denied reports that certain elements of And Then We Drove, a movie that he’s co-writing, is inspired by his romance with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
Earlier in the week, a story broke that the film is partly inspired by Thornton’s wild and well-documented relationship with his ex-partner.
“We have no idea,” said Thornton. “My manager told me this last night. He’s Angelina’s manager, too. He goes, ‘You didn’t say any of this, did you?’ And I said, ‘The only press I’ve done was this press conference, and you were there. Everyone heard what I said at the press conference.’ I mean, I was asked about Angelina because her film was playing here, if I’m gonna see her and I said, ‘I hope so’ or something like that.”
The actor was asked if he thinks Jolie would be mad if he indeed did make a movie about her.
“I would never do it,” he responded. “I would never make a movie about my best friend, either, or any other ex of mine, or something. That’s not my bag. I don’t mind exposing myself, but I’m certainly not gonna make a movie about someone else.”
Thornton and actress Jolie were married from May 5, 2000 through May 27, 2003.