Angelina Jolie has become such a big target for the British press, she missed a recent meeting with pal Val Kilmer to avoid getting photographed.

Kilmer and his ALEXANDER screen wife arranged to meet during his recent promotional trip to England - but the actress was so busy making sure the get-together remained private, they ran out of time.

Kilmer explains, "The last time I saw her she said, 'Come by the house,' because I hadn't seen her home. But we got followed.

"I ended up pulling off and waiting at a pub while she went ahead and made sure no one was there (and) we ran out of time."