Jessica Chastain has described her Tree of Life co-star Brad Pitt as “a normal guy”.
In an interview with PopSugar, the actress recalled the experience of working with Pitt, admitting that she was amazed by his ability to slip out of character and back into real life once the cameras stopped rolling.
“The great thing about him is he could play that character and then soon as the roll was out, he was fun, nice, sweet Brad, throwing the football with the boys out in the yard, and asking me, ‘What kind of music do you like? That’s one thing I’m out of touch with right now is music’. He’s a normal guy,” she explained.
She went on to say that Pitt’s approach to the craft of acting allowed for the pair to discover new emotional elements to the story which did not appear in the script.
“Working with Brad, an actor who is open to being spontaneous and emotional and inventive and really listens to the other person, you can have moments like that. When someone comes in and they plan what they’re going to do, you don’t get those accidents,” she said.
The Tree of Life was recently awarded with the coveted Palm d’Or prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.