It sounds like the most nail-biting moment for Brad Pitt on Oscar night won’t be when his category is read out – at least, not if his reaction to the nominations is anything to go by.
His co-star in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Taraji P. Henson, says that Brad and producer David Fincher were more excited about her getting her first Academy Award nomination than they were about their own.
As soon as they introduced the movies Brad and Fincher ran back to the hotel, and they ran in the room," Taraji, who played Brad’s mother in the movie, told OK! at a party in New York hosted by Tuppeware.
"They didn’t ask if the movie got nominated, if they got nominated – they were like, "did Taraji get it, did Taraji get it? Then they immediately started jumping up and down.
"Brad sent me an e-mail saying, “Hey mama – job well done, you so deserve it.”
"I was like, "I’ll always be Brad Pitt’s mama!"
And Taraji said that she clicked with Brad significant other, Angelina Jolie, just as much as him – so much so that they’re hoping to work together.
"Oh they are darling, darling, darling – I love her. We’re trying to get a film together.
"We’re talking about it. We’re bouncing around ideas. She’s busy for the next like year and a half. So, I’m just trying to get right behind that."
Good luck on Sunday Taraji!
By Oliver Coleman