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Angelina Jolie takes charge directing Without Blood – while Salma Hayek takes a time out to smoke

Angelina Jolie takes charge while directing new film Without Blood in Rome – while star Salma Hayek takes time out from the seemingly tense shoot to smoke

They recently landed in Rome to film for the new movie Without Blood.

And while director Angelina Jolie was seen sitting comfortably behind the camera on Thursday, Salma Hayek took time out from the seemingly tense film while lighting a cigarette.

47-year-old Angelina, who is taking a step back from acting and concentrating on making movies, appeared in her element when she got into work mode.

Director mode: Angelina Jolie, 47, was spotted on Thursday directing her new movie Without Blood in Rome

Director mode: Angelina Jolie, 47, was spotted on Thursday directing her new movie Without Blood in Rome

Preparation: While actress Salma Hayek, 55, was taking time out from the seemingly tense filming to smoke through her trailer

Preparation: While actress Salma Hayek, 55, was taking time out from the seemingly tense filming to smoke through her trailer

While Salma, 55, had a cigarette with her trailer before going on set for a pre-scene chat with Angelina.

Dressed with headphones and a radio, Angelina sported a casual look for the workday – with wide-leg pants and a cream cami top.

She looked naked and covered her eyes with dark sunglasses, while a face covering hung around her elbow.

Comfortable: Dressed with headphones and a radio, Angelina wore a casual look for the workday - with wide-leg pants and a cream cami top

Busy: She was overrun by crew on set as she went to work

Comfortable: Dressed with headphones and a radio, Angelina wore a casual look for the workday – with wide-leg pants and a cream cami top

Of course: the star looked bald - like a face covering hung around her elbow

Of course: the star looked bald – like a face covering hung around her elbow

Angelina seemed to be busy chatting with staff and organizing the set, overrun by the film crew as she took charge.

At her trailer, Salma was getting ready to film – with her hair tucked in pin curls as they set.

She wore a casual loungewear combination in khaki as the actress lit a cigarette outside the trailer.

In the area?  Angelina covered her eyes with sunglasses and peered into a camera while lost in thought

Inked: Her collection of tattoos was on display as the actress pulled her dark brown locks into a bun

In the area? Angelina covered her eyes with sunglasses and peered into a camera while lost in thought

Preparation: Meanwhile, at her caravan, Salma had a cigarette as she prepared to film - with her hair tucked in pin curls as they set

Casual: She wore a casual loungewear combination in khaki

Preparation: Meanwhile, at her caravan, Salma had a cigarette as she prepared to film – with her hair tucked in pin curls as they set

After an outfit change in a taupe tapered coat, Salma was in character and headed to the set, where she appeared stern during a conversation with Angelina.

The pair faced each other as a makeup artist touched up Salma’s face while chatting.

Without Blood is based on the international bestseller of the same name by Italian writer Alessandro Baricc – with Angelina as writer, director and production.

Collect her thoughts?  Salma seemed to be taking a moment for herself as she smoked outside

Collect her thoughts? Salma seemed to be taking a moment for herself as she smoked outside

Time to go!  She went to the stage with a crew member

Time to go! She went to the stage with a crew member

While the detailed plot of the film has not been revealed, the book focuses on the brutality of war and a young girl’s quest for healing after a violent act.

Mexican actor Demián Bichir will also star in the film along with Salma.

After announcing the film, Angelina said: “I am honored to be here in Italy to film this very special material, and to have been entrusted by Alessandro Baricco with the editing of his book – with its unique poetry and emotion and manner of looking at war, and the questions it poses about what we seek after trauma or loss or injustice’.

Seriously: After an outfit change, Salma was in character and headed to the set, where she seemed stern during a conversation with Angelina

heated?  She seemed unhappy during the conversation and raised a finger as Angelina looked at her

Seriously: After an outfit change, Salma was in character and headed to the set, where she seemed stern during a conversation with Angelina

On set: A crew member tried to touch up Salma's makeup during the call, raising a hand as Angelina pointed at her

On set: A crew member tried to touch up Salma’s makeup during the call, raising a hand as Angelina pointed at her

In character: Salma was transformed in character when her hair was let loose and she donned a taupe and black midi ensemble

In character: Salma was transformed in character when her hair was let loose and she donned a taupe and black midi ensemble

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