Rising star Andra Day has already made quite the impression in Hollywood, including on one of its biggest heartthrobs — Brad Pitt!
According to an insider, the 57-year-old actor is smitten with the United States vs. Billie Holliday beauty, 36, after meeting her at the Academy Awards in April, where she was up for best actress.
"Andra definitely turned Brad's head," dishes the insider. "He can spot real talent from a mile away, and there's no doubt he'd love to work with her on one of the projects he's developing for his production company."
Pitt, who's had a long battle with his ex Angelina Jolie, 45, over the custody of their five younger children, "is putting out feelers hoping for a meet-up with Andra because he'd also like to get to know her on a personal level," the insider continues. "Brad's looking forward to dating again once this mess with Angelina is resolved, and Andra has all the qualities that grab his attention — and then some!"
"Brad loves how Andra carries herself in such a confident way," spills the insider.
Pitt was most recently linked to model Nicole Poturalski. who claimed she was open marriage. OK! first reported that the actor and the brunette beauty were an item when they were spotted catching a private jet from Paris to the French chateau Pitt technically still shares with Jolie.
The two eventually split in October because the 28-year-old went "back" to her husband, Roland Mary, 68, OK! learned,
"Brad was fun but not the man for her," a source exclusively tells OK!. "Brad and Nicole hope to remain friends and even see each other when they are in the same town, but that is about it. To be honest, she really wasn’t that into Brad romantically. He is a nice boy, but Nicole likes a man."