FYI Lena Dunham Wants You To Know That Kissing Pic With Brad Pitt Isn’t Awks ‘Coz They’re BFFs Thank You Very Much

There's been a misunderstanding.

OK, we all remember that Lena Dunham/Brad Pitt pic.

There was an errant and on his shoulder. The seemingly creepy “I’m gonna eat you” stare from Lena. The vacant “get off me” look from Brad. It was all, well, SO AWKWARD. 

The awks moment was captured by photographers at the London premiere of their film, Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood, where Dunham went in for the kill but got that weird side mouth thing instead (look, we’ve ALL been there). 

She addressed the infamous viral pic on Monday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen!. 

“I don’t know if you remember there was a sort of awkward photo taken of the two of us,” she said.

Er, yeah, we kinda do.

“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," she explained. "I respect him far too much as an artist and a friend.” 

Look, she’s not wrong, we did collectively think she was about to devour Brad’s face and he was all like “no thanks." But it actually turns out the two actors are mates - even before co-starring in the Quentin Tarantino film.

“I actually had the pleasure of knowing him a little bit previously, so I wasn’t going in totally blind,” she admitted. “But when I showed up to set, I didn’t have some major megastar part, I was in a really great ensemble of girls, so I didn’t expect … I expected, you know, a friendly hello from Brad. And I think what happened was the best thing that’s maybe ever happened to me.” 

She also revealed that later that night the two went into a room and ate pizza together and he even gave her his ring. Whaaa? Yeah, apparently she was “nervous” and he was trying to make her all chill ‘n’ sh*t. “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,” she gushed. “And I wear it and every time I wear it, something amazing happens.”



Brad, we like ALL your rings. AND we get nervous. Now please whisk us away into secret rooms and feed us pepperoni pizza and slide your sweaty rings onto our fingers, too…

This article was written by MTV News staff.

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