Salma Hayek dubs Angelina Jolie the ‘best director’ she’s ever worked with following Without Blood adaptation

Salma reckons Angelina is the best filmmaker out there (Picture: Getty Images / REX)

Salma Hayek has praised Angelina Jolie as ‘the best director’ the star has ever worked on following their recent collaboration.

The Eternals co-stars recently joined forces on Without Blood, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, which Angelina directs and Salma stars in.

Salma, 55, raved about her time with Angelina, 47, saying she was ‘blown away’ by the filmmaker’s kindness.

‘Angelina is the best director I’ve ever worked with.

‘I absolutely loved working with her; enjoyed every second of it. It’s a tough piece but it was so delicious to come to work every single day,’ she told Deadline.

‘She is a genius and I think this might be her best movie yet. She did an amazing job, really.’

Angelina and Salma are working together once more in Without Blood (Picture: Getty Images)

Salma was stunned by Angelina’s kindness as the pair worked together (Picture: WireImage)

Salma said she was blown away by Angelina’s dedication and technical knowledge while working on the production, as well as her kindness towards the cast and crew on set..

‘I talked about this with my co-star Demián Bichir and we were saying, ‘Wow, she’s really something,’ she added.

Without Blood will be Angelina’s fifth feature film as a director.

It tells the story of the assassination of a man and his family, during which only his four-year-old daughter, Nina, survives, thanks to an extraordinary act of mercy from one of the attackers.

Years later she sets about trying to track down her family’s murderers and reunites with the man who saved her.

The movie is part of Angelina’s new agreement with TV giant Fremantle.

Jennifer Mullin, Global CEO at Freemantle, previously said: ‘We are excited to work with [Jolie] and the incredible international team she has assembled.

‘This project underlines Fremantle’s ongoing commitment to producing high-quality feature films and original dramas working with the very best talent from across the globe.’

A release date for the film has not yet been announced.

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