Angelina Jolie Trains MMA for Fight Scenes in SALT

angelina_jolie_salt--300x300.jpgAngelia Jolie plays CIA officer, Evelyn Salt in SALT a ‘senseless
blast’, according to David Edelstien of New
York Magazine
.  In fact, SALT,
which has grossed over $70 million is receiving a nice array of reviews that
seem to get exactly the type of movie it is intended to be – ACTION, ACTION,
ACTION.  Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post writes, “Salt, a
ludicrous but somehow credible spy thriller…delivers a swift, super-charged
kick in the pants.”

Joile who is known for doing her own stunts, prepared for
her role with mixed martial arts style training.  Her fight scenes reflect her Krav Maga and Muay Thai
training.  Jolie having Tomb Raider and Mr. and Mrs. Smith under her belt, gives her the ability to return
to Krav Maga with a solid foundation and skill set.  Jolie’s long time stunt coordinator Simon Crane says that
Jolie was serious about her grueling fight scenes and like many of her previous
stunts, wanted them to look believable.    Jolie trained in Krav Maga and Muay Thai two
hours a day 3-4 times a week to prepare for her fight scenes in SALT.

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