The A-list co-stars, who were plagued by romance rumours after Pitt’s split from Angelina Jolie in September, put on a united front as they walked the red carpet in Leicester Square on Monday night.
Just a few days after pregnant actress Cotillard, 41, admitted that she ‘wasn’t concerned’ by the speculation, the stars touched down in the UK to promote their new film.
After doing their bit on the red carpet and chatting to the multitude of fans who had turned out in the rain to see them, the co-stars gave each other a high five before heading in to watch the film.
Not shying away from the cameras, Pitt and Cotillard greeted each other with a friendly hug and a kiss before posing for the cameras.
Although Brad did try to speed through the press area, and we had to call him back -with the aid of the PR- to pose for us properly.
Cotillard, who is expecting her second child with partner Guillaume Canet, spoke candidly about rumours about her relationship with Pitt last week. “I never take anything personally when it doesn’t concern me,” she said on the Today Show.
“So, I didn’t take it personally because I had nothing to do with those rumours or situation.” She added: “No, I don’t give energy to this. “It was a wonderful, wonderful experience working with such a visionaire director and an amazing actor, and that’s all that matters.”
Cotillard became the subject of rumours as she was starring opposite Pitt at the time of his split from Jolie back in September. The pair star as lovers in Robert Zemeckis’s new World War II film about an intelligence officer who meets a French Resistance fighter behind enemy lines. La Jolie was said to have been furious at the steaming sex scenes in the film. Thinking of Brad rehearsing love scenes day in day out was too much for her. But, we heard that the scenes were choreographed (!) to make them less ‘awkward’.
Speaking about the sex scenes, Cotillard said: “We rehearse and had a very determined choreography, and then it allows you freedom. “When you know exactly what your body will do, then you can act and you can be free to give the emotions and give the feelings because you won’t think, ‘What am I going to do next? Am I going to go on top of him?’ It’s an awkward situation.” Pitt and Cotillard have been promoting the film all over the world in the last few weeks, jetting from the US to Europe for the Paris premiere on Sunday.