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Angelina Jolie Reportedly Agreed to Drug Testing for 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' Role

Angelina Jolie Reportedly Agreed to Drug Testing for 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' Role

Angelina Jolie didn’t have an easy time landing her starring role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

According to an excerpt from an upcoming biography about film executive Sherry Lansing published in THR, the then 24-year-old actress had to agree to drug testing and mental wellness checks during filming.

Even though the film’s director Simon West saw her “baggage” – rumored drug usage, her relationship with her brother, her relationship with Billy Bob Thornton – as “selling points,” the studio was still concerned.

“[Angelina] said: ‘Look, I want to do it, but I know what my reputation is, and I’ll do anything you want to prove that I’m worthy. I’ll be reliable, and I’ll turn up, and I’ll work hard.’ She said, ‘I don’t care if the studio wants to drug test me every day,’” Simon said in the excerpt.

After landing the role, Angelina reportedly underwent urine and blood tests and passed.

According to the excerpt, the studio also hired professionals to look after Angelina‘s well-being – both physically and mentally – during the movie’s production.

Angelina‘s role in the movie was ultimately a success, with the film earning $275 million worldwide.

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  • Star J.

    That’s VERY old news.

  • Seriously
  • Rizzo

    Sherry Lansing is not the first one who talks about it. Other people who worked on that movie revealed that a long time ago.

  • nani

    Why those news now? Just to show people that both Angie and Brad used drugs? We know everything about them. Old news.

  • tboz

    Jon Voight. is her biggest nemesis. Why would he try to stop her from getting work. Tellong that woman his daughter was fragile and them treating her like a common criminal was terrible. But she showed their azzes. it isn’t like most of Hollywood is clean ND sane. Just look how long Pitt has been abusing drugs and Noone ever tested him as far as we know.

  • toastie postie

    Terrible story. Headline is false, making it look like Angelina was a problem. It was those around her. Anything to sell a book. Shame on them. The professional was a wack job and had to be fired. Plus daddy dearest Voight tried to sabotage her. Talk about that.

  • toastie postie
  • Mrs. Freeze

    Angie was with Billy Bob Thornton during this time so Brad wasn’t involved then so you didn’t know as much as you thought.

  • forest4trees

    WOW!! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised but it seems a ssurety now that
    Jon Voight was trying to destroy Angie’s career 2 years earlier than we
    knew. What a useless pusfilledscrotum! PLUS he gets Jane Fonda on board
    as well. ICK!!!

    Angie has always been a success. She was phenomenal in “Original Sin”; “Gia”; “Girl, Interrupted” and pretty much everything she did up to that point. Voight was always trying to hurt her since she was a wee little girl!
    Remember after this (2001) he handed AJ a 14-page letter about what a bad person she was. Can you believe anyone thinks any of that was kosher back then? In my book he is the psycho!!! He also tried to scotch her adoption of Maddox.

  • forest4trees

    How? This is the first I have heard of JV trying to shut down LC:TR 1 or the studio hiring a “keeper” for AJ.

  • Rizzo

    I’m talking about the drug testing part, not about her father. A few years ago I watched a clip about Tomb Raider/Jolie on Youtube.. I tried to find it when Jared published this article but I couldn’t. They were talking about that she agreed to these tests and some other things. I tried to find the clip but couldn’t because it’s an old one.

  • anustin

    This?

  • America’s Sweetheart

    I’m sure she is still a drug user to this day…Not to mention she will never get anymore offers in any big movies again…She has been completely blackballed in Hollywood thanks to her vicious antics against Brad…Such a self-destructive woman…

  • forest4trees

    I’ve NEVER heard this before and I have been following Angie’s career for 20 years.

  • forest4trees

    I’ve NEVER heard this before and I have been following Angie’s career for 20 years.

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  • tboz

    AROTFL. IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS. YOU WANTO HER TO GO AWAY BUT SHE NEVER WILL. SHE HAS YOU AND ALL OF HW UNDER SEIZE. THEY CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HER. POOR BRAD HE BROUGHT IT ALL ON HIMSELF BEING DADDY DEAREST AND ALL. LOL

  • number1_legsfan

    Aww my poor baby… Well, it don’t matter now. It’s all in the past. I really admire Angie’s determination to put her life back on track though…

  • Rizzo

    I’ve heard about it once (in that clip) but the things about her father are also new to me.

  • Doll Parts

    How does it feel to have little hypocrite-rat in your pathetic JP group? Goes from website to website trash BP or AJ, lucy is one fake Brangeloonie.

    lucy tboz • 4 hours ago
    Angie does NOT use drugs, Brad does. Angie can do better than Brad Pitt, and will. She is only getting started, she will always be a force to be reckoned with.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolies-tomb-raider-drug-tests-book-excerpt-989249#comment-3230315045

  • America’s Sweetheart

    This story doesn’t surprise me at all…She has been a drug user for a very long time…She is unstable & it cost her her husband & her family..She won’t need to worry about anymore drug testing for anymore movie parts..She’s simply not going to get any, unless she foots the bill herself…She has been blackballed in HW after doing what she did to Brad..She sure is a stupid woman, but I guess she always has been..

  • America’s Sweetheart

    This story doesn’t surprise me at all…She has been a drug user for a very long time…She is unstable & it cost her her husband & her family..She won’t need to worry about anymore drug testing for anymore movie parts..She’s simply not going to get any, unless she foots the bill herself…She has been blackballed in HW after doing what she did to Brad..She sure is a stupid woman, but I guess she always has been..

  • Pimpcessa

    Lol, she hasn’t even had a career for a full 20 years.

  • Whamo

    Ahahahahha…Drugged out Heroina. She sure wouldn’t pass any drugs tests now. Mind you her career is over so I guess there would be no reason for her to be tested.

  • Doll Parts

    Angelina’s forehead vein + heroin/needles = a match made in heaven

    Angelina Jolie’s forehead vein
    https://www.facebook.com/Angelina-Jolies-forehead-vein-382210528553764/?fref=ts

  • forest4trees
  • cee

    Nothing happening at Brad thread. I really miss Angelina and the kids. I want her to be happy.

  • toastie postie

    We all do. Praying for all of them.

  • tboz

    fuc them AJ YOU ARE A QUEEN

  • dmac Tyler

    The new story in Radar Online about her brother being the the one who came between he and Angie and supposedly James called CPS on Brad after she called him and told him. How Ian Halperin knows this idk. But watch how this rumor spreads like wildfire today. These people are obsessed with Angelina Jolie. I don’t believe James was living with them didn’t he have a fiancee. Next thing is Brad was hardly home for months filming two movies so if he was there, he was helping her with him. He did travel with her a lot during that time. First it was Helic and Dalton who helped destroy his marriage now it is Jamie. Take your pick which one. I mean these people are sick and I personally hope they sue the crap out of Halperin who has been selling this books since they split plus he was all on CBS morning news spreading his lies. Albeit that if it looks good for Brad he won’t budge and Angie has let way too many people get away with slandering her name so I don’t think she will do anything.

  • Seriously

    Somebody should ask this Angeloonie why she has three accounts to upvote comments about Angelina:

    MarieM https://disqus.com/by/MarieMClaire/

    CarolineLouisa https://disqus.com/by/CarolineLouisaR/

    Carly https://disqus.com/by/JolieCarly/

  • Seriously

    No, we don’t, old hag. Esp. not lucy lmao.

  • America’s Sweetheart

    It is no surprise that Jolie had to be drug tested everyday in order to film a movie…She has been a druggie as long as I can remember…That was the beginning of her fall from fame..She always shoots herself in the foot…This last stunt she pulled by lying about Brad & setting him up was just another failed attempt of PR, but as usual it backfired…She had to agree with the courts & Brad to keep it all private because Brad would have aired all the years of dirty laundry he had on her…She had zero choice in the matter…Brad shares 50/50 custody of the kids & Jolie is livid & she knows she messed up bad…She killed what little career she had left…I am happy for Brad, but Heroina is getting everything she deserves & then some….

  • Purple Rain

    you are fake as fuck.

    want other people at jj behave like you want. you are just like trump, you two have the same attitude.

    and now you’re back but can’t even admit it. too funny.

    i’m glad that there are people who flagged your comments, you deserve it for being so arrogant.

    i hope they continue flagging you. i wouldn’t waste my time with it but i’m glad some people do it.

  • Purple Rain

    Fake cunt neer is supporting a Brad Pitt hating website from troll Team2Witches:

    Gizmo neer • 8 minutes ago

    Your post are always so sugar coated and over done. Go back to your we hate Brad Pitt site. You sure say different things on that site don’t you. Angelina is not the only one that loves and cares for these children they have 2 parents.