Actor Billy Bob Thornton has spoken about his marriage to Angelina Jolie, times he calls the “crazy days”.
Thornton and Jolie were married for 3 years from 2000 to 2003, and were usually seen sporting vials of blood on their necks.
The Fargo actor, 59, was a guest at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film & Television last week to talk about his Oscar-winning career in an interview moderated by a Hollywood Reporter editor.
Thornton also took questions, including one about Jolie and those headline-making blood vials.
“Vial of blood is very simple,” he explained to the crowd. “Angie came home one day with a kit she bought which is a… You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture of your grannie in it or something like that and wear it around your neck? That’s what it was. She bought two of those. We were apart a lot because she’s off making Tomb Raider and I’m making Monster’s Ball. We were on opposite ends, we see each other for two weeks and whatever. She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets, and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one. Same thing.”
After they stepped out in their matching accessories — and exhibited some over-the-top behavior on the red carpet — the rumors about them snowballed.
“From that we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks,” he laughed. “And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon.”