“Females in those films rely on being female but we wanted to ignore that — she's just Salt,” contactmusic.com quoted Jolie as saying.
“She doesn't use her sexuality to get anything. In fact, in many ways it's the roughest I've looked because when you fight, it gets ugly and if someone breaks your nose it's not pretty.” The part of Evelyn Salt came about as a result of a script change. The role was originally meant to be played by a man. However, Jolie admits it was tough to adapt the screenplay.
“It was much harder than we thought to switch it from a male to a female because the challenges and surprises or how a man would react to a certain situation are not necessarily the same when it's a woman,” she said.