Although actress Taraji P. Henson had the chance to get to know her The Curious Case of Benjamin Button costar Brad Pitt on the set of 2008 drama, it wasn’t his renowned acting abilities or good looks that impressed her.
Rather, what left her in awe of the 48-year-old Hollywood heart throb was his love and devotion to his six children Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
“I met his kids while we were working on the film,” the Oscar-nominated actress shares with US Weekly. “He brought them to set sometimes. It was cute! He would bring them one at a time so they got some time to hang with him alone and get individual attention.”
“He’s an amazing dad,” she gushes. “Shiloh was still little then, and the kids were very sweet and polite on set.”
Brad and his partner and fellow actress Angelina Jolie have often mentioned that they try hard to carve out individual time with their brood of six. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the power couple opened up as to the reason why they aren’t looking to expand their family any time soon.
“We want to make sure we can give everybody special time,” Angelina explains. “They’re kids now, and can play together, but they’re going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours.”
“We want to make sure we don’t build a family so big that we don’t have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well,” she adds.
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