In the snaps, the "Girls" creator appears to be planting a kiss on Brad, who did not reciprocate - but the star told Andy Cohen on his "Watch What Happens Live" talk show on Monday, May 11, 2020 the incident taken the wrong way.
"I don't know if you remember there was a sort of awkward photo taken of the two of us," she began. "Well, the way the internet read it was I had somehow physically accosted him causing him a great deal of stress… I would never force a kiss on Brad Pitt!"
"I respect him far too much as an artist and a friend. Later that night because he knew I felt nervous, he took me into a room and we secretly ate pizza and I told him I like his ring and he gave it to me. And I wear it and every time I wear it, something amazing happens."
Lena added, "He's a truly kind person who can read the room... And I was super nervous because I was around so many idols of mine and he made me feel pretty cool."