Brad Pitt seems to have a new buddy in his life: his Bullet Train co-star Joey King.
The 58-year-old Oscar winning actor has been seen having a blast with his 22-year-old cast mate (who is only two years older than his eldest son Maddox Pitt-Jolie) as they promote their new action movie Bullet Train in Europe.
They have been seen laughing it up while visiting France, Germany and London, often hamming it up for the cameras.
Good pals: Brad Pitt seems to have a new buddy in his life: his Bullet Train co-star Joey King. Seen in London on Wednesday
Lean on me: At 22, King is 36 years younger than the box office dynamo
King said Pitt has been like a mentor to her.
‘I learned a lot from Brad, some incredible personal life lessons,’ she shared with Men’s Journal this month.
‘He’s been in the public eye for so long. It’s such a weird thing to balance. Only a niche group knows exactly what it feels like. Brad was so gracious in helping someone like me.’
Close: The 58-year-old Oscar winning actor has been seen having a blast with his 22-year-old cast mate (who is only two years older than his eldest son Maddox Pitt-Jolie) as they promote their new action movie Bullet Train in Europe
Waves: Here they are seen with co-star Brian Tyree Henry pose during a photo call for the film Bullet Train in Paris on Saturday
She got him to be in her selfie! Pitt made a rare appearance on her Instagram
She has also said that Pitt is funny.
‘Bullet Train is a truly larger-than-life film that I can’t believe I got to be a part of. I’ve been acting for a long time, but I had a zoom-out Hollywood moment of “Wow, this is insane. I’m in an action film directed by David Leitch [John Wick, Deadpool 2] with Brad Pitt.” Brad is absolutely hysterical in this movie.’
King is engaged to Steven Piet and is in the early stages of planning her wedding.
At 22, she is only two years older than Pitt’s eldest son, Maddox, 20, with whom he shares with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
He also has kids Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14.
Brad and Joey looked like besties on July 16.
They were at a photo call At Bateau L’Excellence, Port Debilly in Paris, France.
And they goofed around on July 18 at the Bullet Train premiere At Le Grand Rex on in Paris as well.
In sync: Here they are seen at the Bullet Train Premiere At Le Grand Rex on Monday in Paris
Fun on the carpet: King held on to Pitt as they posed with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, David Leitch and Kelly McCormick
When at the Bullet Train photo call at Corinthia London on Wednesday in London, England, she put on a show.
The star hammed it up in front of Pitt as he stood with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry.
But he took her by the arms and moved her away.
Funny King: When at the Bullet Train photo call at Corinthia London on Wednesday in London, England, she put on a show
Hammy: The star hammed it up in front of Pitt as he stood with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry
Bye! But he took her by her arms and moved her away
This comes after Brad said he felt ‘safe’ at Alcoholics Anonymous.
The actor decided to get sober after his split from Angelina Jolie in 2016, and Brad is glad that he found a ‘really private and selective’ group of people who wouldn’t betray his trust.
The Hollywood star – whose divorce was finalized in 2019 – shared: ‘I had a really cool men’s group here that was really private and selective, so it was safe, because I’d seen things of other people, like Philip Seymour Hoffman, who had been recorded while they were spilling their guts, and that’s just atrocious to me.’
Brad remains on a mission to improve his health, after he managed to kick his smoking habit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
More good times: (LR) Actors King, Pitt, Henry and Taylor-Johnson attend the Bullet Train photo call at Akademie der Kuenste on July 19 in Berlin, Germany
The Moneyball star initially tried to limit the amount he smoked – but he eventually decided to commit to his ambition wholeheartedly.
He told the July/August issue of British GQ magazine: ‘I don’t have that ability to do just one or two a day. It’s not in my make-up. I’m all in.
‘And I’m going to drive into the ground. I’ve lost my privileges.’
Brad has also grown closer to his friends and family in recent years.
The actor is now committed to forging more meaningful connections, having felt ‘very alone’ for so much of his life.
Speaking at his home in the Hollywood Hills, Brad said: ‘I always felt very alone in my life, alone growing up as a kid, alone even out here, and it’s really not until recently that I have had a greater embrace of my friends and family.
‘What’s that line, it was either Rilke or Einstein, believe it or not, but it was something about when you can walk with the paradox, when you carry real pain and real joy simultaneously, this is maturity, this is growth.’
Coming back from heartbreak: This comes after Brad said he felt ‘safe’ at Alcoholics Anonymous. The actor decided to get sober after his split from Angelina Jolie in 2016, and Brad is glad that he found a ‘really private and selective’ group of people who would not betray his trust in him. Seen in 2007