Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell are grateful for the latest make-up techniques because it means they can cover up their extensive tattoos in movies.

The two hellraisers are heavily tattooed and often worry they'll lose work because of the problems directors face covering them up.

But both were amazed at how quickly they were "covered up" for new historical epic Alexander.

Jolie explains, "I think on this film I was lucky because I came there right after Colin, so I was the easier one to cover up.

"Now they have air-brushing down to a science in Hollywood. We're like cars and we just come in a line and they just paint us."

14/11/2004 14:41