Brad Pitt made jokes about both “Brexit” and “Megxit” while having Margot Robbie acknowledge his award for a best-supporting actor at the 2020 BAFTAs.
The 56-year-old celebrity couldn’t go to the event at the Royal Albert Hall in London however tasked his “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” co-star with accepting the award for his benefit and reading a few tongue-in-cheek remarks he had prepared.
Robbie made that big appearance to take note of that she regrets that Pitt couldn’t go to because of “family obligations” before reading a few extracts from his planned speech.
“He starts by saying, ‘Hey Britain. Heard you just became single. Welcome to the club,’” Robbie read, referencing the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, which became official last week.
“He then says, ‘Thank you to the Academy for this extreme honor.’ He says he’s ‘always been a bit intimidated over here given the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the titans that have come before, so this is especially meaningful,’” she continued.
In the wake of saying thanks to a huge number of the individuals that worked with him on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Pitt’s speech took a punch at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s recent decision to step once more from their senior royal duties, surrender their “royal highness” titles and live financially independent of the crown in both North America and the U.K.
“He says that he is going to name this Harry,” Robbie said, holding up the trophy. “Because he is excited about bringing it back to the states with him… His words, not mine!”
Pitt has been bringing the laughs all through awards season as his role in the Quentin Tarantino-directed film keeps on landing him awards. Talking at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, Pitt cracked a joke about his high-profile dating life.
“I wanted to bring my mom, but I couldn’t because, any woman I stand next to, they say I’m dating… and it would just be awkward,” the star joked.
Not long after at the 2020 SAG awards, he got inspired chuckles once again by joking that he wanted to add his success to his Tinder profile.
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