Brad Pitt, a fan of the ‘The Killing,’ finds zombie fighter Mireille Enos there
June 19, 2013 9:38PM
This publicity image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Mireille Enos as Karin Lane, Sterling Jerins as Constance Lane, Abigail Hargrove as Rachel Lane, and Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane in a scene from "World War Z." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk) ORG XMIT: NYET368
Updated: July 22, 2013 2:54PM
In “World War Z,” Mireille Enos plays the wife of a zombie fighter — no easy task when that warrior’s real-life wife is an international humanitarian and sex symbol.
But there wasn’t much chance for movie makeout sessions with Brad Pitt.
“We spent a lot of time running for our lives,” says the gorgeous actress, who remembers a particularly action-packed sequence that the two filmed last year. “We’re in a car and the zombies are trying to smash through the windows. But that’s not the worst of it.”
Where is the one place you don’t want to be when under zombie attack? Enos answers, “We run into the housing projects and have to fight zombies in the stairwell. The moral of this moment was that you don’t hide in an enclosed stairwell when zombies are trying to eat you.”
The Houston native says that she did have a cheering section on the set. “Angelina [Jolie] showed up on the set. So did Brad’s two older boys and two older girls,” she says. “They’re just a lovely family. The boys were especially excited that their dad was trying to kill zombies.”
Her work on AMC’s “The Killing” is what interested Pitt, who called her in to read for the role “He’s a wonderful, classy guy and a harder worker. He’s a dad, of course, which really informed this role. He was great with our movie kids, too.”
“Above all, he’s just a nice, normal guy and Angie was lovely.”
Not so lovely is what’s going on during season three of “The Killing” where she plays Detective Sarah Linden. Peter Sarsgaard plays a convicted serial killer whose guilt is in doubt.
“I love that this character is so multi-faceted. She’s not a horrible bitch, but she doesn’t feel the need to be likable,” Enos says of Sarah. “She’s complicated, closed and a good mother on some days. She’s incredible at what she does.
“She’s a human being.”
In real life, Mireille is married to Alan Ruck (Cameron of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”). “We did a play, had a showmance and got married,” she says.
“The only thing is, our daughter can’t see Mom’s movies. I need to make a comedy.”
Cindy Pearlman, Big Picture News Inc.