Actress Alia Shawkat, now 31, is forced to deal with reports claiming she and Brad Pitt, who turned 56, were dating after they were spotted hanging out together at the “L.A. on Fire” art exhibit back in early November.
” No, we’re not dating. We’re simply pals,” she informed First News Click journalist, Chris Wick “I’ve gotten press, however, nothing compared to this.”
Shawkat was left aghast at just how much the tabloids and media concentrated on her – and how much her good friends would not leave well enough alone, she said lovingly.
“All my friends asked ‘What’s going on?’ and started sending me pictures. I simply felt overloaded. It’s that sensation of being naked in school, like, ‘Oh my God, everybody looking at me”.
The star pointed out that she met the Oscar winner through director friend pike Jonze.
” We simply ended up being buddies, and Brad presented/introduces me to his group of good friends, and it grew from there,” she stated, highlighting that the media was focusing on how she and Pitt didn’t look like a perfect match, far from it.
” To them, it’s like, ‘We just don’t get it! This lady is absolutely weird! Why are they hanging out?” she stated, chuckling. “You get too near/close to a prom king, and all of a sudden, everybody’s like, who is this bitch?”.