[ 2006-09-26 09:09 ]
Their marriage may have fallen apart, but
Hollywood actor Billy Bob Thorton has said that he still respects his ex
wife Angelina Jolie, insisting that his new film 'School for Scoundrels' is not poking fun at
her love for adoption.
|Actress Angelina Jolie is famous for her
talent, many tattoos, and evolving looks.
Thorton's character makes fun of a lovelorn Jon Heder in the film,
suggesting that he's "one step away from adopting a Chinese baby."
Although he has denied poking fun
at his ex wife, he admitted that he knew people would read
too much into the line, believing it to be a joke aimed at Jolie's
adoption of Cambodian baby Maddox.
"I knew it would get blown out of proportion. It's an old joke that's
been around forever. I'm not the brightest guy in the world but I'm not
that stupid. I would never come up with something like that as an inside
joke because Angelina and I are friends and I have the utmost respect for
her," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
"First of all, it's kind of a weird kind of blanket ethnic affront. She
adopted a baby from Cambodia and Cambodia is not China. This joke is more
of a reference to yuppie
couples in Brentwood (Los Angeles) and that kind of thing."
"It never occurred to any of us in the film until somebody put it up on
the Internet and it was like, 'Oooohhh!' I'm sure I'll have to put up with
it for two or three months," he added.
yuppie: 雅皮士（“young urban