Despite rumors that Brad Pitt had an indiscreet liaison with Bella Heathcote while filming Killing Them Softly, Angelina Jolie should be happy to know they were entirely untrue. Although it can’t be said with certainty in regards to other female co-stars, he certainly kept his pants up where they belong around the Dark Shadows cutie.
Brad and Bella may be in the same movie, but there was absolutely no contact between the two. So, that made it pretty difficult for any sparks to fly. “Yes, apparently I had an affair with him when we did the job that we never did together.,” Heathcote joked in a recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph. “I hadn’t even met him so it was all pretty strange.”
Apparently, Brad and Bella never had a scene together, so they didn’t have to meet. Brad Pitt may be the lead character, but Heathcote only had a small part. That, however, didn’t stop the media from cooking up a torrid affair from thin air.
Wild stories in the tabloids is something Bella Heathcote must get used to as a rising star, but her first experience with it was a tad strange. “I don’t know if you ever get used to that kind of thing,” she said. “I remember my friends at home contacting me and sending me clippings from magazines saying, ‘I can’t believe you never told me.’ And I was like, ‘I haven’t even met him. I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ That was surreal.”