EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie on her new action-thriller and how to prepare to be struck by lightning 7 months ago

EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie on her new action-thriller and how to prepare to be struck by lightning

Those Who Wish Me Dead will be one of the first movies showing when Irish cinemas reopen next week.

With cinemas on the verge of reopening, we can't think of a better way to get reacquainted with the big screen than to spend two hours on the edge of your seat with an exciting action-thriller filled with huge Hollywood stars.


Thankfully, Those Who Wish Me Dead gives us exactly that, with Angelina Jolie playing a fire watcher who goes on the run with a young boy who is being hunted by two deadly assassins.

The movie co-stars Aidan Gillen, Nicolas Hoult, Jon Berenthal, Tyler Perry, Medina Senghore, and Jake Weber, and comes from the folks behind Sicario and Hell Or High Water.

In the run-up to the movie's release, JOE got exclusive Irish access to Angelina and Medina Senghore to chat about their new movie, which really put the two actresses through the ringer, physically.

Those Who Wish Me Dead is a very physical thriller, full of bone-crunching stunts, and the behind-the-scenes footage shows that these ladies mostly did it all for real.

Check out our interview with Jolie and Senghore right here:

During the movie, in between the huge forest fires and raging rivers and shoot outs and car crashes, there is a scene in which Jolie finds herself in the middle of a lightning storm.


With the likelihood of her character about to get struck by about 300,000,000 volts of electricity, we wanted to know, how do you prepare for a scene like that?

Jolie told us: "That's a very good question, because there is nobody you can really talk to. I think I asked the question 'Do I scream and then fall? Do I just stop dead? Do I just... How do I know?' It honestly felt kinda silly, I didn't know what I was doing. I think I did probably ten takes that I looked really ridiculous.

"I don't, y'know... This movie, we'd been so much I think, like Medina [Senghore, co-star] says, we were so exhausted, and it was just like "What else? Today I get struck by lightning, tomorrow I get shot at, the next day I'm in a river, the next day I'm being repelled, like... It was good!"

Those Who Wish Me Dead will arrive in Irish cinemas on Monday, 7 June.


Clip via WB UK & Ireland