Date: 2nd October 2000
Devoted wife ANGELINA JOLIE has been forced to leave her sick husband's bedside to finish shooting her new movie in England.
The stunning actress was given just one day off from the set of TOMB RAIDER to visit ailing BILLY BOB THORNTON in Los Angeles, California. And movie bosses say it is the last break she can expect until filming wraps at Christmas time (00).
Panicked Jolie flew out of London last Friday (29SEPT00) to comfort the ARMAGEDDON star, who was admitted to hospital suffering from a viral infection. Jolie initially feared her hubby's illness was a heart condition which runs in his family. But the GIRL, INTERRUPTED actress had to return to London soon after arriving in Hollywood in order to keep filming of her role as computer game heroine LARA CROFT on schedule.
SUE D'ARCY, Tomb Raider publicist, says, "Billy Bob has got a virus and we re-arranged filming so Angelina could have Friday off to visit her husband in Los Angeles for the weekend. "It is probably the last day off she will have on the entire picture." Filming of Tomb Raider will continue at London's PINEWOOD STUDIOS until December, with location shooting in Cambodia during November. (NB/WN/RGS)