Media attention Alia was shaken up by Brad Pitt rumours Alia Shawkat recently recalled how her rumoured romance with Brad Pitt got more media attention than her over 20 years of acting career. Alia Shawkat said that it was “ironic and gross and stupid” how much the media focused on her romantic relationship with Brad Pitt during the pandemic.
The ‘Arrested Development’ actor was spotted hanging out with Brad Pitt in 2020, making headlines and rumours about the pair dating. Shawkat slammed the media for giving her more attention due to the Brad Pitt dating rumours than for her 20-year acting career spanning since 1999. She most recently starred in ‘Being the Ricardos’ and the final season of the HBO Max comedy ‘Search Party.’ “At the time, it was not fun at all. I’m not an actor who has ever dealt with the paparazzi. They don’t know who the fuck I am. There’s something ironic about it.
It has nothing to do with Brad as a person — he’s a great fucking guy. But of course, the idea of me being romantically involved with an older white guy is what gets me the most attention. Not a 20-year career. That’s what gets me. And it’s ironic and gross and stupid,” Shawkat said.
The actor added that she was “shaken up” by the media attention. Shawkat also recalled the time when she visited her grandmother and discovered a gossip magazine with her face and Brad Pitt on the cover and the headline “Brad’s New Girl!” Shawkat got the brunt of the attention, and she told The New Yorker that Pitt remained mostly unaware of the whole ordeal.