Guess who came to town unnoticed?
Superstar actress Angelina Jolie flew into Sydney this week, on a commerical flight no less, and no one seemed to notice.PT0M49S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2r3g7 620 349 August 2, 2013
Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has made a surprise 24 hour visit to Sydney, leaving on a private jet Thursday morning.
Photographs of Angelina in trademark black boots, black leggings and black aviator style sunglasses with her hair pulled back and carrying a giant beige Birkin bag boarding a private jet early Thursday morning at Sydney airport are set to appear in a woman's magazine next week.
The reason for the mystery visit is unclear and follows on from a whirlwind visit made by Brad Pitt last month to promote his film World War Z at The Star.
Angelina Jolie: spotted on a flying visit to Sydney. Photo: AP
It is believed Jolie flew into Sydney on Wednesday with her adopted son Pax on a commercial flight from Tokyo.
Pax was reported to have been recognised carrying his now infamous giant purple teddy bear, regularly seen in his arms as they are photographed traipsing through airports around the world.
Jolie and Pitt, who have six children including Pax, 9, Maddox, 11, Sahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and four year old twins Vivienne and Knox were reported to be looking for a property in Sydney earlier this year with rumours Pitt would star in the David Fincher film, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, although Pitt denied these rumours in June.
The Australian government announced in April it will give the film studio a one-off incentive of A$21.6 million to shoot the film remake of the classic novel with then Prime Minister Julia Gillard saying the deal was expected to create up to 2,000 jobs in the country.
The shoot was planned for 2014 however reports have since surfaced the Australian based shoot may be scrapped.
The couple were reported to be checking out rental properties in Palm Beach at the time.
Rumours also circulated they were considering a base on Stradbroke Island.
Jolie has also been scouting locations for her upcoming project, Unbroken, in Hawaii this month.
The film which will be based on the WW2 novel by Laura Hillenbrand is the heroic tale of Olympian-turned prisoner of war Louis Zamperini and will be Angelina's second directorial effort since she filmed In the Land of Blood and Honey in 2011.
Jolie, who had a double mastectomy earlier this year to reduce the risk of breast cancer, was announced this week as the highest paid actress on Forbes magazines 2013 list of Hollywood's highest earning actresses despite failing to star in a film since 2010's The Tourist.
Jolie is estimated to have pocketed $US33 million in the last financial year.