Taraji P. Henson Dishes About Brad Pitt's Parenting Skills

Celebrity News Apr. 5, 2012 AT 6:22PM
Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards after party held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards after party held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Taraji P. Henson had plenty of time to get to know costar Brad Pitt on the set of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button--but it wasn't his acting abilities or leading man looks that most impressed her.

What was it that left her in awe of the actor? The special bond he shares with each of his six kids.

Henson, 41, opened up to Us Weekly at the Think Like a Man screening in L.A. Wednesday night about getting the chance to see Pitt's softer side.

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"I met his kids while we were working on the film; he brought them to set sometimes," the actress shared. "It was cute! He would bring them one at a time so they got some time to hang with him alone and get individual attention."

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Gushed the Oscar-nominated actress, "He's an amazing dad. Shiloh was still little then, and the kids were very sweet and polite on set."

Brad Pitt and kids in New Orleans, March 2011.
Brad Pitt and kids in New Orleans, March 2011.
Credit: Flynet

Pitt, 48, and love Angelina Jolie have both spoken before about doing their best to spend one-on-one time with each of their six children. Opening up to Vanity Fair in 2010, Jolie even cited this parenting priority as the main reason they aren't looking to expand their brood--which includes Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3--anytime soon.

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"We want to make sure we can give everybody special time. They're kids now, and can play together, but they're going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours," Jolie explained. "We want to make sure we don't build a family so big that we don't have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well."

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