Lena Dunham has explained a 2019 red carpet moment with Brad Pitt.
In an interview with Andy Cohen, she addressed the viral moment in which she appeared to try and kiss Pitt at the red carpet premiere of their 2019 film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
“I don’t know if you remember, there was a sort of awkward photo taken of the two of us,” Dunham began, referencing photos of the uncomfortable moment that surfaced after the premiere.
“Well, the way the internet read it was I had somehow physically accosted him, causing him a great deal of stress,” Dunham continued, adding, “I would never force a kiss on Brad Pitt. I respect him far too much as an artist and a friend.”
According to Dunham, Pitt tried to make her feel more comfortable with a secret pizza party. She said- “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,” Dunham gushed to Cohen. “And I wear it and every time I wear it, something amazing happens.”
In August, Dunham and Pitt’s seemingly awkward red carpet moment caused a bit of a stir on social media, after pictures that appeared to show Dunham trying to kiss her costar went viral online.
Dunham, who appeared in the Quentin Tarantino film along with Pitt, looked as if she was going in for a kiss while the stars posed on the red carpet in London. Photos from the event showed Dunham walking over to Pitt and then appearing to kiss him (somewhat unsuccessfully) on the lips.