Chris Martin: Angelina Jolie 'kidnapped me, hit me over the head and sprayed me with Mace' to make me write Unbroken song

The Coldplay frontman has been joking about how he came to pen 'Miracles'

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Chris Martin has jokingly accused Angelina Jolie of “kidnapping” him to make sure he penned a song for war biopic Unbroken.

The Coldplay frontman told a false story to Vulture, beginning with Jolie sending him a message demanding that he meet her in an “undisclosed location to be blindfolded and picked up by seven ex-Navy SEALS”.

Martin, who wrote “Miracles” for the film and will compete for Best Original Song at the Oscars, continued: “They kidnapped me, hit me over the head and sprayed me with Mace.

“When I woke up, I was in an office and Brad Pitt was doing push-ups as Angelina Jolie was just sitting there with her crown on. There was also a guy holding a knife to my throat and she said, ‘Write me a song or else’.

“Brad Pitt said, ‘Yeah. What she said.’”


Unbroken, which tells the story of Olympic runner turned World War II hero Louis Zamperini, hits UK cinemas on Boxing Day.

Director Jolie found herself the target of the recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures when leaked emails saw executives brand her a “minimally talented spoilt brat”.

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