Sans beau Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie wowed the crowd Thursday at the annual fan convention Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif.
Clad in a fitted Versace biker jacket over a black pencil skirt, the actress, 35, sat on a panel to discuss her new action-thriller Salt (out Friday).
She recalled how she took a bad spill performing one stunt — and got freaked out afterwards when she couldn't hear anything.
"I thought I'd had a concussion, but I had forgotten that I had my earplugs in from [shooting] the gun!" she said.
The Oscar-winning actress famously replaced Tom Cruise in the movie about a CIA officer falsely accused of being a Russian agent.
Compared to her past thrillers like Wanted and Tomb Raider, Jolie said Salt is "a better action movie." She said her "style got meaner and harder and darker … it wasn't as pretty."
Another bonus of shooting Salt: "I got to play with just about everything," she said, "including using a fire extinguisher in a way I'd never used it."
Pitt, 46, was expected to attend Comic-Con to promote his kiddie flick Megamind at the DreamWorks Animation film's panel.
But director Tom McGrath joked, "Unfortunately, since Angelina's here, Brad had to watch the kids."
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