Meeting Brad Pitt: ‘I’m great now that you said my name’

Amarillo resident Sloane Ware worked as an assistant for Brad Pitt on the Austin-area set of “The Tree of Life” in 2008. The film opens in Amarillo on Friday at Westgate Mall 6.

Sloane Ware is still fizzy with excitement two years after she worked for the most famous celebrity couple in the world.

Ware was hired to assist Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie when they were living in Bastrop in 2008 while Pitt filmed “The Tree of Life,” a Terrence Malick film opening at Amarillo’s Westgate Mall 6 on Friday.

Her husband, Tol Ware, was working as an office production assistant on the set when he heard that Pitt’s assistant needed someone familiar with Austin to help with errands.

“Tol had come home that night and said, ‘I heard about a job on set today, but I don’t know if you’d be interested’,” Sloane said.

When he explained the job duties, she exploded.

“I was like, ‘Shut the hell up! Are you kidding me? And you didn’t think I wanted to take this on?'” she laughed.

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