Julia Roberts Sends Brad Pitt Birthday 'Love' After Praising How He Handles the Challenges of Fame
The Ben Is Back actress, 51, shared a #TBT photo of herself and Pitt, who turned 55 on Tuesday, on the set of their 2001 film The Mexican.
“Happy Birthday to one of the all time GREATS. 🎂 💕💕LOVE 💕,” Roberts wrote in the caption.
The same year The Mexican was released, the two were also seen onscreen together in Ocean’s Eleven with mutual friend George Clooney.
Roberts and Pitt continued working together in the 2002 films Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Full Frontal (in which Pitt appeared as himself) as well as 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve.
During an interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter, Roberts said Pitt was the one movie star who impresses her the most when it comes to how he handles the challenges of fame.
“He’s perfect,” she said.
The Oscar-winning actress told Allure in 2015 there was a “sweet shift” in her relationship with Pitt, Clooney and Matt Damon while she was pregnant.
“At George’s house, I remember walking down this path pregnant with Phinn and Hazel and turning the corner, and all the boys were sitting at the table having lunch. They were like, ‘Oh, come sit down.’ I wasn’t allowed to walk the stairs,” she recalled while speaking of her pals.
The Homeland star admitted it was nice to see her pregnancy bring out their softer sides.
“It was such a sweet shift in our relationships because originally, it was all pranks and teasing each other,” she continued. “And here I am pregnant, so it’s like pulling out my chair and just making sure I have enough water, and ‘Are you feeling okay? You look a little peaked.’ ‘I’m fine.'”