Jean Smart Recalls Costar Brad Pitt Consoling Her About Late Husband

Jean Smart is recalling a memorable moment when Brad Pitt shared his condolences after the death of her husband, Richard Gilliland.

While on the red carpet at the Golden Globes 2023 on Tuesday, the Hacks star and nominee, 71, shared what it was like working with Pitt, 59, and Margot Robbie on the new film Babylon. Smart called both of them “so lovely” and “incredible professionals” who are “so funny and sweet.”

“I do remember the day after the Emmys before last,” she recalled to Variety, “and we were shooting Babylon. And I was sitting in a chair just kind of waiting, and Brad came over, and he had watched the Emmys, so he knelt down next to my chair, and he took my hand and he congratulated me and gave me his condolences about losing my husband. He said, ‘I had no idea you’d been going through that. He was incredibly kind.”

“That’s what makes him Brad Pitt,” she added.

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