In the spring of 1996, Jonny Lee Miller found himself on the cusp of Hollywood stardom. A 20-something guy thinking of himself as ‘Al Pacino’ just slid through the glittery ride. The glamorous life of Tinseltown made Miller much more than just an action star. Jonny, who got the honor of forever being called Angelina Jolie’s first husband found a place on the gossip columns with their intriguing wedding.
Tied with blood goblets and leather, this wedding didn’t last long but the friendship between the two stars remained. Angelina still talks about Jonny in a warm light giving him the respect his hot-headed male brain gained in the 90s. Miller, who is now 51, revisits those moments opening about a pivotal instance involving his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, and the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Jonny Lee Miller Had To Swallow His Male Bullshit
‘The Crown’ actor was recently asked in an Interview with the Independent about his thoughts on the revelation made by ex-wife Angelina Jolie. The revelation was that Jonny could have confronted Harvey Weinstein. The movie mogul who allegedly assaulted Jolie and many others made young Miller wanna do things he stopped himself from stating.
Angelina shared with the Guardian in 2021 that, “I had to escape Weinstein. I stayed away and warned people about him. I remember telling Jonny, my first husband, who was great about it, to spread the word to other guys – don’t let girls go alone with him.”
The ‘Trainspotting’ star started, “My memory is a bit hazy, but I remember feeling fury,”.
“I actually wanted to be more proactive about it, but it was 100 percent her decision and you have to swallow your male bulls***. I was gonna hire someone to f***ing…”
“But what you need to do is listen to your partner,” Miller said sharing he respected Jolie’s decision. “Amazingly, that was the one thing I was able to get right. You know, I was raised by women. I have three sisters. And Jolie is a very smart lady. She knows what’s best for her.”
Angelina Jolie And John Lee Miller’s Brief Love Story
The 1996 ramshackle wedding of these two stars was quickly followed by a split in 1999 but there is no bad blood to be seen. The relationship between Miller and Jolie goes beyond the rose-colored glam of Hollywood. When Jolie spoke on the alleged assault by Weinstein, Miller stood by her, not just as a supportive partner but as someone willing to take action. Their enduring friendship, born out of shared experiences and challenges, showcases a bond that extends beyond movie sets and red carpets.
From ‘Elementary’ to collaborations with renowned directors, Jonny navigated the ever-changing currents of the entertainment industry. The ‘Hackers’ star is to return to the London stage in ‘A Mirror,’ Miller’s reflections on the journey of an actor who has weathered the highs and lows of Hollywood.
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