Angelina Jolie ‘Kidnapped’ Chris Martin to Write Song for ‘Unbroken’
Martin revealed the unusual way in which he was approached to do the song for Jolie’s film.
“I got a message that said, ‘Meet in this undisclosed location. You’ll be blindfolded and picked up by seven ex-Navy SEALs,” a deadpan Martin told Vulture, clearly warming up to his elaborate story. He added the men kidnapped and hit him in the head, sprayed with Mace, before he was sent to the couple, whom he described like mafia leaders.
“When I woke up, I was in an office, and Brad Pitt was doing push-ups as Angelina Jolie was just sitting there with her crown on. There was also a guy holding a knife to my throat, and she said, ‘Write me a song, or else.’ And Brad Pitt said, ‘Yeah. What she said,’” Martin continued.
His ordeal wasn’t over, though. He didn’t have the job yet, and had to compete with other people until Brangelina had their “final eight.”
“…and then we had live eliminations at her house,” the singer added, referring to a reality show competition-type scenario. “We came in second, but the main guy chickened out.”
So that’s how Martin’s “Miracles” got featured in the closing credits of Unbroken.