Brad Pitt has shrugged himself off the minor scuffle involving him and a security guard Monday night, November 10 at a Los Angeles theater during the screening of his new movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." In a comment he made to People, the actor said he's cool with incident and tends to consider it as something common.
Brad arrived half an hour early for the screening, held at the Bruin Theater in Westwood, only to find load of photographers were waiting for him outside the building, People reported. He, as claimed by one photographer who happened to be at the scene, "didn't seem to mind having his picture taken and he instead seemed excited for the preview and was smiling."
"While the theater security tried to push all the photographers out of the theater, one of the security guards accidentally grabbed Brad by the arm really hard," the photographer testified. In the picture put on People's website, the security guard, apparently, could be seen giving Brad rough treatment by forcefully grabbing his waist and arms. Though so, Brad was claimed to stay calm.
In a statement he made to People, Brad was quoted as saying, "Though they [the paparazzi] were exceptionally more aggressive than usual, breaking through a security barrier and into a private holding area, ultimately [it was] just another day in the life..."
The security guard in question also wasted no time to defend his action, telling Entertainment Tonight, "We were told by Mr. Pitt's people that he was being followed by numerous paparazzi that ran a minimum of 20 red lights to keep up with Mr. Pitt. When Mr. Pitt arrived at the theater approximately seven paparazzi bum rushed the front door of the theater and began to rush inside." Asking his identity to be kept secret, the guard added, "It's security's sole priority to protect the talent and I removed Mr. Pitt immediately from what could have been a potentially dangerous situation."