Angelina Jolie Stayed Close To 'Eternals' Costars Amid Nasty Custody Battle With Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie didn’t waste a minute with her costars while filming for her new film, Eternals.
The mom-of-six kept her friends close as her ongoing custody battle with estranged ex Brad Pitt continues to rage on. According to costar Kumail Nanjiani, Jolie spent as much time as possible with the cast while filming the upcoming Marvel film.
“Angie, she would not go back to her trailer. She always hung out on set,” Nanjiani told Entertainment Tonight. “She was always with everyone.”
He also described the cast, which includes Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Barry Keoghan and more, as one big “family” while on set.
“So much of it is how you are with people,” he told the outlet. "You create a community, you create a family, you create a group."
It’s no surprise that Jolie would be seeking out support systems, as her custody dispute with Pitt continues to get ugly.
The former couple, who filed for divorce in 2016, share six kids: Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Back in July, the Maleficent actress achieved a major legal victory after the private judge in her case was disqualified for failing to disclose the extent of his business relationship with Pitt.
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The court ruled that “Judge Ouderkirk’s ethical breach, considered together with the information disclosed concerning his recent professional relationships with Pitt’s counsel, might cause an objective person, aware of all the facts, reasonably to entertain a doubt as to the judge’s ability to be impartial. Disqualification is required."
As OK! previously reported, the disqualification marked a major win for the Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress, although it was clear it still isn’t smooth sailing for Jolie.
Divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan insisted that it could have big costs for the formal couple, even more than the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” they have likely already spent.
“Nothing is more expensive than a hotly contested custody [dispute]. I’m sure both of these people can afford to [keep litigating], which is not the reason to do it, but that’s probably not going to be a major factor for either of them given their respective wealth,” he said.
Just weeks ago, it came to light that the Girl, Interrupted actress had feared for her and her kids' safety while she was married to Pitt.
OK! reported that Jolie was later asked to give more detail about what she was scared of specifically during her marriage, but was unable to speak on the topic due to her pending custody dispute.
However, after being asked directly if she was referring to her son Maddox's domestic abuse allegations against his father, the Lora Croft star reportedly gave a signal of nodding her head.
The pair, who wed in 2014 after over a decade of dating, called things off after Pitt was accused of being "verbally abusive and physical" with their eldest son during a plane ride.
In June, it came to light that three of the their children wanted to testify against their father, but weren't allowed to on the basis that involving the children in the court proceeding would be "cruel," according to Jolie's lawyer.