Brad Pitt is one of those celebs that seems to get along with just about everyone. Well, except for Jennifer Aniston and her friends. But you don’t hear a lot of stories about him indulging in diva-like behavior. In fact most of the things you hear are all about what a nice, amiable guy Brad is. But apparently Sean Penn would disagree. The two have been working together on the film Tree of Life, and are said to be doing their best to ignore each other.
Tensions are running high on the set of Tree of Life. Brad Pitt, who took over Heath Ledger’s role in the adventure film after Heath’s death, is butting heads with co-star Sean Penn, 47. “They’re far from friends,” says an insider close to Brad, 44. “Sean is a bossy kind of guy, and that’s just not Brad’s style. He’s mellower. So spending time together has been a big challenge.”
Thankfully, they don’t have many scenes with each other. “A big theme in the movie is man alone in nature,” notes the insider. “It’s not really a buddy film, and that’s probably for the best.” Their personality clash isn’t the only issue. “Sean is friends with Jennifer Aniston,” says the insider. “Her short film in 2006, Room 10, starred Sean’s wife, Robin Wright Penn. They attended the premiere, cheering Jen on.”
So don’t look for the Hollywood heavyweights to be making too many personal appearances together when Tree of Life hits theaters next year. “Brad hasn’t gone out of his way to praise Sean since filming started,” says the insider, “and that speaks volumes.”
[From Life and Style, print issue, April 28, 2008]
I really have a hard time imagining someone not getting along with Brad Pitt. He’s just so… Brad Pitt. I guess his Mr. Perfect routine could get a little old. Sean Penn has always come across as rather grumpy to me. And the grumpy sort are easily irritated by the cheerful sort. I would really hope the Jennifer Aniston factor doesn’t actually play in. It’s ridiculous that so many of their friends have felt they need to pick sides (at least according to the tabloids). That whole debacle happened ages ago, in Hollywood-time. Hopefully the guys can still act like professionals and get over whatever issues they have.