After writing about the Father of the Bride house, readers asked if it was the same house used in the Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie. It is in Pasadena near the FOTB house and does look a lot like it, but they’re not the same. Here’s the FOTB house so you can see the differences in the two:
Hollywood loves these kinds of houses. It seems to be the Classic American House. In Mr. & Mrs. Smith, it worked really well to have John and Jane Smith (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) living in such a traditional home. It was an effective cover for who they really are: paid assassins.
When you step inside, the interiors are a complete surprise, just like the characters who live in them.
The interiors were sets created on a separate soundstage.
Mrs. Smith has a double oven in the kitchen. The lower one opens to reveal her stash of weaponry:
Artist Shelley Brown painted the “Eggs” in the kitchen:
The sets were designed by Victor Zolfo, who also worked on films like The Case of Benjamin Button.
He says he gets fan mail from all over the world from people who love the rooms he created for this movie.
Nicole Kidman and Johnny Depp were originally cast as Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
The Master Bath:
The scenes of the house being destroyed were hard to watch!
Jane Smith tells their marriage counselor, “We redid the house together.”
Here’s how the exterior of the house looks today (via Briggie):
Do you like the surprisingly contemporary interiors of this house, or do you prefer the more predictably traditional ones of the Father of the Bride house? BTW, be sure to check out Brad & Angelina’s French Chateau, where they married in 2014, too! 🙂