"It started with a call from Amy (Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures). She asked if I wanted to play a Bond girl. I said, 'No, I'm not comfortable with that, but I would like to play Bond'," Jolie said.
Interestingly, Angelina was not the first choice to play the lead in "Salt", a thriller about a CIA agent who's accused of being a Russian spy, reports imdb.com.
Tom Cruise had initially signed on to play the role, but dropped out at the last minute. Producers and screenwriters then rushed to adjust the part for Jolie, since it was originally written for a man.