Brad Pitt has been nicknamed 'Snake Charmer' by his castmates on set for new movie 'Twenty Years A Slave', because he loves to catch the scaly creatures.
The Oscar-winning actor has been shooting new film 'Twelve Years a Slave' in Louisiana alongside Michael Fassbender and Paul Giamatti. According to The Belfast Telegraph, swamps nearby the set are teeming with water snakes, which brave Brad is more than happy to keep under control. Is there nothing he can't do?
Most of the cast are reportedly terrified of the reptiles, but Brad can't get enough of them.
"Brad's cast mates, who are all petrified of slithery reptiles, have nicknamed him 'Snake Charmer' because he's captured three of the water snakes," a source told the National Enquirer.
Apparently, the cheeky 'Ocean's Eleven' star likes to wave them in his co-stars' faces until they can't take it any more. He gained experience handling snakes during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in New Orleans, in which he proudly played a part.
"Brad says he learnt how to bag snakes using a special pole and a burlap bag during the months he spent helping to reconstruct New Orleans houses after Hurricane Katrina - and that's when he came face to face with dozens of the scaly creatures," the insider added.
Animal lovers can relax, as although Brad likes to have fun with the creepy creatures, he makes sure they remain unharmed.
Earlier this week we reported that Brad may soon be learning to charm an altogether different kind of snake, as he's rumoured to be taking on his first gay film role. Perhaps he's practicing!
We weren't too sure about his look at this year's Cannes Film Festival...