This is the awkward moment when Angelina Jolie came face to face with Amy Pascal – just two days after an email rant about the actress was leaked to the international press.
An email thread between Sony Pictures co-chairperson Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin revealed Rudin calling Jolie, among other things, a “minimally talented spoiled brat”.
So it is perhaps of little surprise that the UN ambassador looked blankly, if not in a steely fashion, at Pascal, who appeared to be attempting to embrace her, when they met during The Hollywood Reporter 's Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast.
Yesterday Pascal issued an apology for the content of a different set of messages exchanged with Rudin, which allegedly included “insensitive” jokes about President Barack Obama, suggesting that he would prefer movies featuring African-Americans themes or actors.
In a statement on Thursday, Pascal acknowledged the existence of the emails but did not confirm any details.
“The content of my emails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am,” Pascal said in a statement.
“Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologise to everyone who was offended,” she said.
Angelina Jolie on screen
Angelina Jolie on screen
1/11 Changeling -2008
Angelina Jolie plays a grief-stricken mother in this 2008 period drama
2/11 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - 2001
Jolie stars in the blockbuster film based on the video game adventurer
3/11 Hackers - 1995
Jolie stars alongside Johnny Lee Miller in the 1995 film about a computer hacker who writes a computer virus
4/11 Girl, Interrupted - 1999
Jolie won an Oscar in 2000 for her supporting role as diagnosed sociopath Lisa, alongside Winona Ryder
5/11 The Tourist - 2010
Jolie stars alongside Johnny Depp, who plays an American tourist visiting Italy in a bid to mend a broken heart
6/11 Maleficent - 2014
Jolie stars in the lead as the vengeful fairy Maleficent, who is driven to curse the young princess in Sleeping Beauty
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7/11 Mr & Mrs Smith - 2005
Jolie stars as assassin Jane Smith alongside Brad Pitt. The two met and began an affair while filming the movie
8/11 The Bone Collector - 1999
Jolie plays Denzel Washington's detective partner as the two hunt down a serial killer
9/11 Wanted - 2008
The actress plays a second in command assassin alongside James McAvoy
10/11 Salt - 2010
Jolie stars as CIA agent Evelyn
11/11 Unbroken - 2014 (director)
Jolie with the late Louis Zamperini in her new film Unbroken about the Olympian turned World War II prisoner's life
“I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive — and not funny at all. To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologise for any injury they might have caused.”
Sony was the target of a massive cyber attack that became public on 24 November by unidentified hackers who released a trove of internal company data and emails. Sony has acknowledged that a large amount of data was stolen but has declined to confirm specific documents.Reuse content