Samuel L Jackson: People are happy 'wicked witch' Angelina lost her husband

Actor Samuel L. Jackson speaks out about the 'Brangelina' divorce. Photo / Getty
Actor Samuel L. Jackson speaks out about the 'Brangelina' divorce. Photo / Getty

Actor Samuel L Jackson was his typical outspoken self when asked for his thoughts on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's impending divorce in a new interview.

The Snakes On A Plane star responded in true Samuel L Jackson style when asked whether the dissolution of the couple's 12-year relationship was 'sad'.

"Is it? Really? It's life! People carry on and people do what they do," he said, before theorising about America's - and indeed the world's - continued obsession with celebrity gossip.

"There's a huge segment of America that still think what he did to Jennifer Aniston was just wrong and are overjoyed that the wicked witch lost her husband," he said.

"There's another segment that think it is sad and there's a dissolution of another family. I don't know why it's everybody's business, or why people care anyway."

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The 67-year-old Pulp Fiction star may have a point, but the Brangelina gossip machine trundles on regardless: in latest news, the couple's six children are said to be desperate to see Brad Pitt as the actor turns to Jolie's dad to play peacemaker.

HollywoodLife reported that Angelina Jolie and Pitt's children are keen to have contact again with their dad who they haven't seen since Jolie filed for divorce.

Jon Voight and daughter, Angelina Jolie. Photo / Getty
Jon Voight and daughter, Angelina Jolie. Photo / Getty

They are said to miss him terribly while they remain holed up in Jolie's rented Malibu mansion.

Jolie took Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, with her when she fled the family home.

Pitt is also reportedly desperate to see the kids but making contact could be difficult after Jolie allegedly blocked his number, reported HollywoodLife.

As the divorce saga drags on and plays out under the scrutiny of the media and public Pitt is said to have turned to Jolie's father, actor Jon Voight, to play peacemaker, reported the Daily Mirror.

Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the 15th Annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2015. Photo / Getty
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the 15th Annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2015. Photo / Getty

"Brad has made an effort to make contact and is keen to try and improve the situation between them," an insider told the Daily Mirror.

"He's hoping his good relationship with Angelina [Jolie]'s family will help to build bridges. He's spoken to her dad Jon and hopes he may be able to play peacemaker."

"It's a very tricky time for the family but Brad hasn't given up hope yet."

- news.com.au

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