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Wednesday 3 June 2015

Black recalls Jolie surprise gift

Jack Black told the world Angelina Jolie was expecting twins
Jack Black told the world Angelina Jolie was expecting twins

Jack Black has been reminiscing about how he famously told the world that Angelina Jolie was pregnant with twins three years ago, when their animated comedy Kung Fu Panda played at the Cannes Film Festival.

And what did Angelina do? She sent a lovely present to Jack's own pregnant wife, Tanya Haden.

Black and Jolie, who are returning to Cannes this year for interviews and photos to promote Kung Fu Panda 2, recalled her kind gesture during a recent interview in Los Angeles.

"You were preggers, and I spilled the beans," Jack reminisced alongside Angie about how he let slip during a 2008 Cannes interview that she was carrying twins. "And my wife, Tanya, was like, 'That is the most amazing maternity dress I've ever seen.' You had this gorgeous gown, and she was less preggers, but she had one on the way as well.

"And you're like, 'Oh, thanks.' And then, what do we get in the mail like the next week? That gown.

"You sent it over. It was one of the sweetest gifts of all time."

This year's Cannes visit is the third trip to the festival that the pair have made together. Their first was in 2004, when they and voice star Will Smith rode a giant inflatable shark in the Mediterranean to promote their animated adventure Shark Tale.

Before that, Black and Jolie had only met in passing, but "that float on the shark was the beginning of a blossoming friendship," Angelina said. "That was our bonding moment."

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