“If you hang out with me, it happens”: Alia Shawkat reveals Brad Pitt’s reaction when she told him they were supposed to be dating
Alia Shawkat revealed that Brad Pitt told her, “If you hang out with me, it happens” in response to rumors they were dating.
The actress, 32, befriended Brad, 58, in 2019, which hinted that they were dating.
Speaking to The New Yorker, Alia said the actor hadn’t heard of the rumors until she told him about them.
Honest: Alia Shawkat revealed Brad Pitt told her ‘if you hang out with me it happens’ in response to rumors they were dating (pictured in 2019)
She said: ‘[Brad] had no awareness of it. I was like, “You know everyone thinks we’re dating?” And he was like, “I’m sorry. It happens. If you hang out with me, it happens.” He had no awareness of it.
Alia also shared how the story reached her family, including her grandmother, who was happy to see it in a magazine.
She said: “The other day I was at my grandmother’s, my father’s mother. She has been in this country for over thirty years and still barely speaks English. An Iraqi Muslim woman. She’s sitting there watching her Turkish soap opera. And next to her is this old gossip magazine with Brad’s face and my face in a little circle.
“And it says, ‘Brad’s new daughter! And then inside are old Instagram photos of me and friends at dinner. It was like, “ALL ABOUT ALIA.” ‘
Friends: The actress, 32, befriended Brad, 58, in 2019, leading to speculation they were dating (pictured April 2021)
The Search Party star added that she was “embarrassed” by the magazine but her grandmother just laughed.
Alia is set to appear in the upcoming series The Old Man, based on Thomas Perry’s novel of the same name in 2017.
The project centers on a retired CIA officer who becomes the target of an assassin and must protect himself from threats old and new.
The Old Man stars Jeff Bridges in his lead role, with Shawkat set to play a character named Angela.
Ali said: ‘[Brad] had no awareness of it. I was like, “You know everyone thinks we’re dating?” And he was like, “I’m sorry. It happens. If you hang out with me, it happens” ‘
The California native plays writer Madelyn Pugh in the biographical drama Being The Ricardos.
The film sees Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as they go through a hectic week working on their iconic sitcom I Love Lucy.
JK Simmons, Nina Arianda and Clark Gregg also appear in the film.
Speculation: Alia also shared how the story reached her family, including her grandmother, who was happy to see her in a magazine (Brad pictured in 2020)