Brad Pitt, who will produce and star in an upcoming film about Formulation 1, is beneath hearth for snubbing one of many sport’s most beloved commentators.
The “Bullet Practice” actor, 58, gave Sky Sports activities pundit Martin Brundle the chilly shoulder on the beginning grid on the US Grand Prix on Sunday.
The British journalist, identified for his star-studded, pre-race grid walks, tried to talk with Pitt whereas reside on-air.
Brundle, 63, inquired about his upcoming F1 venture, which Lewis Hamilton is co-producing, earlier than asking whether or not he had loved the race weekend in Austin, Texas.
“Thanks, man,” Pitt merely replied, earlier than brushing previous Brundle.
“Clearly they’re generally known as Pitt stops, in the event that they don’t need you to speak to Brad Pitt,” the longtime F1 reporter quipped.
Followers of the game weren’t happy that Pitt had spent three days conducting film analysis with group bosses and drivers alike, however seemingly didn’t notice who Brundle was.
“Brad Pitt making a film about F1 however not realizing who the voice of the game Martin Brundle is,” journalist Omid Scobie tweeted concerning the incident.
“Brad Pitt.. the person starring in an F1 movie gained’t even cease for 30 seconds to talk to Martin Brundle… if you happen to don’t wanna be interviewed, get off the grid and make approach for individuals who do,” one other individual chimed in.
A 3rd fan wrote, “Unsure I perceive the logic of Brad Pitt not eager to spend only a second to speak to Martin Brundle in the course of the grid stroll. I imply, that is his second to attach with these F1 followers that may see his F1 film.”
This isn’t the primary time an movie star has snubbed the presenter. “Bridgerton” star Simone Ashley and “Euphoria” actor Jacob Elordi turned their backs on him in Monaco earlier this 12 months, and he’s beforehand had awkward interactions with rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and tennis champ Venus Williams.
Earlier within the weekend, Pitt was seen schmoozing with F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and Circuit of the Americas chairman Bobby Epstein as they mentioned filming his upcoming film throughout actual race weekends in 2023.
A number of sources instructed Web page Six the actor was pleasant and spoke to members of every group as he visited nearly each storage on the grid.
On Friday, he had lunch with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner and musician Pharrell Williams. The next day he sat down for a conventional Texas BBQ lunch with the Williams Racing boss, Jost Capito, and Wyclef Jean.