Angelina Jolie Salt

Angelina Jolie plays a rogue CIA agent in spy-thriller Salt. She filmed in New York City. (Photo: Studio)

Angelina Jolie was spotted barefoot, hanging from the side of an apartment building in Washington Heights, N.Y. while filming a scene for her new espionage movie “Salt.”

Earlier, Angelina, 33, was photographed leaving her trailer after prepping for the action scene.

Jolie was in New York filming the spy flick, in which she plays Evelyn A. Salt, a rogue CIA agent who tries to clear her name after being accused of being a Russian sleeper spy.

Angelina will shoot additional scenes for the espionage thriller in midtown Manhattan. The New York Police Dept. will play themselves in a funeral scene, which will be shot on March 14 and March 21 along Fifth Avenue.

Jolie recently hinted that she may ease up on her work schedule over the next few years to concentrate on raising her six children with partner Brad Pitt, 45. Angelina, who has been acting since she was a child and won an Academy Award in 1999, has enjoyed the ride, but career isn’t the focal point of her life.

“I think it’s nice, I’ve had a time to tell stories and be able to be successful enough to tell the ones I want to tell, and [to] earn some money at the same time,” says Jolie. “But everything comes in seasons and I hopefully won’t be needing to do that later in my life in any way.”

In 2001, Angelina was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Since then, she has visited and called press attention to UNHCR refugee operations in the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Cambodia, Thailand, Pakistan and Ecuador.

The experience completely changed her outlook on life.

“I’ve become a better human being,” said Jolie.

“I’ve learned the strength of the human spirit. It’s changed my view of what is important. I’m not so concerned with things I used to be so concerned with. I feel that [now] I’m of some use to other people in the world.”

Salt, which shoots in Washington and New York City, opens in 2010.

(Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in March, 2009. It was lost during a tech upgrade, but recently recovered from a Google archive, so it is being reprinted here.)