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Angelina Jolie Darts Across Traffic in Downtown DC

Lobbyists and working stiffs in downtown Washington got a huge thrill this morning watching Angelina Jolie running like the wind through screeching traffic as two men chased her.

It was all part of a scene she was filming for her new movie, "Salt," which is being shot here in Washington this week while her other half, Brad Pitt, hobnobs on Capitol Hill to promote his charity to rebuild New Orleans.

One lobbyist who watched Jolie's scene with fascination says the film crew was "yelling to get the paparazzi out of the way." Jolie wore a backpack and a wool cap and was "running like hell" across the street near the corner of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, our lobbyist source says, while two guys chased her into the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro stop.

Jolie plays Evelyn A. Salt, a spy accused of being a double agent. She apparently alternates between blond and brunette wigs throughout the movie to disguise her identity. Our informant said today's look was "dirty blond" -- and that he had no trouble spotting her, thanks to the cameras, film trucks and production assistants barking orders at the star gazers lining the streets.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 5, 2009; 1:56 PM ET
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Thanks for making a mess of late morning traffic, angelina!

Posted by: ah___ | March 5, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Right! And traffic would have been so much different if she hadn't been filming! This comment makes me mad. As a person who worked on this set and countless others I'm always amazed at comments like this. Unfortunately this particular day I was amazed at how rude some people were during brief moments when they couldn't walk across the set. While so many Washingtonians enjoy an occasional behind-the-scenes view at what goes into a movie, there are others like the previous poster, who believe the world is set up for them. You embarrass yourself and the other Washingtonians with this comment. The world doesn't revolve around your agendas. Step back and let other people do what they need to do sometimes. On the other hand, why don't you just go out and protest this and all of the other inconveniences movies and TV filming causes and don't watch another movie or TV show. That will show them! You're brilliant!

Posted by: filmwrkr | March 6, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Of course we all know that the street was built in order to be a movie set. That's what cities are for right? Honestly, that attack comment is pretty embarassing in itself. Does the world revolve around Hollywood's agenda? If it helps you, I haven't seen Angelina's last movie, not sure if I'll see this one either.

Posted by: CharlesLD | March 9, 2009 11:12 PM | Report abuse

I think this attack comment shows how destructive mental hygene is to art. Without psychotics like this clown, we'd be watching documentaries on how excessive caffeine causes impotence. It's so much better when we can watch some scrawny chick haul ten pounds of milk glands around our nation's capital. God bless America!

Posted by: Rozinante2 | March 10, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Angelina Jolie has done so much more good in the world I'm sure than the critics who find fault with her inconveniencing them for a few minutes. I would have been pleased to get a glimpse of a young woman who has for years been involved in making the world a better place for many people.

Posted by: dyannne | March 10, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Obviously all of you have way too much time on your hands to be posting stupid comments about such a pedestrian article (pun intended!)

Posted by: zzz1231 | March 10, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Mary Ann, must be a slowdown on the Hill. Al 3 of your articles today are about A.Jolie. Nobody here gives a hoot about her or the Oscars. You might want to get out more and find something really worthy of the space you take up in the paper.

Posted by: rjs_donal | March 10, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Here in Chicago we enjoy having the film crews around. It's kinda interesting and fun. Maybe we're a bit star-struck. But then again we also don't have a particularly inflated point of view of how importnat we are, and how the rest of the world had best get out of our way. I would assume the film crew had all the right permits. Hey film people: If they're giving you too much grief in DC, come to Chicago, we need more hot film spys running around!

Posted by: paulchouinard | March 11, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

That was clearly a JOKE filmwrkr! And a pretty funny one at that. Now go swallow that chill pill. Buh-bye.

Posted by: Marieme | March 12, 2009 2:57 AM | Report abuse

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