Despite his then-wife Angelina trying to block the move, Brad cast Margot, 28, in the memorable cameo role, which saw her give a sexy finance tutorial while in a bubble bath.
At the time, a source told Hollywood Life: ‘Brad has had his eye on Margot for years. He jumped at the chance to squeeze her into the role she had in The Big Short so that he could spend time with her.’
Their paths have crossed a few times since then, including when a very happy looking Brad stepped out of his post divorce isolation to attend a Chateau Marmont pre-Oscar party that Margot was also attending back in March.
But now they’re back together filming a thriller based on the Manson murders, Brad’s admiration for the former Neighbours star has amped up again.
Apart from having ‘all the qualities he loves in a girl’, the set insider adds that ‘if she wasn’t married there’s no doubt whatsoever he’d be asking her out in a heartbeat’.
‘They get along very well, and Brad’s super excited to be working with her, more than he’s been in years with a leading lady,’ says the source.
Meanwhile, film producer Tom, 28, is being warned he has reason to worry.
‘This has to be hard for Tom, who’s a trusting guy, but anyone in his position would find it tough,’ the insider adds.
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