The OA Star and Creator Brit Marling Still Can't 'Fully Absorb' Working with Brad Pitt
The Netflix series' star and creator Brit Marling told PEOPLE Now that Brad Pitt was a "tremendous support to the show"
She may be the star and creator of one of Netflix’s hottest new series, but Brit Marling gets starstruck just like the rest of us.
“Brad read the scripts and thought they were far-out and interesting,” revealed Marling, 33. “And I think as a performer he’s somebody who really takes risks. He’s somebody who’s always chosen the part that’s interesting. I remember watching Fight Club for the first time and being like: ‘This is exhilarating! This performance is amazing!’ ”
“So I think for him, reading something like The OA, it made sense,” she continued. “He was like: ‘Yeah, this is different, this is a little punk, this is new.’ And he got behind it and we’re very fortunate.”
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As for what it felt like knowing one of the world’s most A-list actors was a fan of her scripts?
“I mean, I still don’t think I can fully absorb that,” she said with a laugh. “Because you spend a long time watching someone like that on screen and being moved by their work and the profundity of their work, so I think you sort of take it in, but you’re [also] just like: ‘Oh wow, now we’ve got to make something that lives up to the expectation!’ ”
Ultimately, Marling couldn’t be more thankful for Pitt, 53, and the rest of the team at Plan B.
“He was a tremendous support to the show,” she said. “His company, Plan B, is an amazing group of people … and really passionate storytellers. I think together they’ve all been a part of telling some really important stories: 12 Years a Slave, Selma, and this year’s Moonlight. They’re passionate people and they care about doing stuff outside of the box.”
The OA season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.