Slumdog Actor "Startled" by Brad and Angie's "Beauty and Talent"

Celebrity Style Feb. 5, 2009 AT 12:27PM
Anil Kapoor and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Credit: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images; JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Slumdog Millionaire stars can't enough of Brad and Angelina. A few weeks after Freida Pinto admitted she was starstruck when she met the couple, her co-star Anil Kapoor tells Usmagazine "it was wonderful" to be introduced at the Critic's Choice Awards.

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"To be honest with you, I've been a star for many, many years so for me, it was wonderful," he told Us at a NYC Diane von Furstenberg lunch honoring Jessica Alba's Elle cover. "You are starstruck to a certain extent -- but not because they are stars -- but you are startled by their beauty and their talent," he continued. "I get starstruck by those kind of things. It's the talent that distracts me when a person is so hugely talented." (Jolie feels the same way about actors in the movie, which has earned 10 Oscar nods. Pinto told Us she "couldn't believe it" when Jolie told her she was a "big fan.")

Kapoor is also drawn to the Jolie-Pitts for their charity work. (Jolie was in Thailand Wednesday advocating for refugee rights.) "In spite of being talented, they've done wonderful things for charity and the human race," he said. "That makes you more attractive."

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