Angelina Jolie has thanked her latest co-star, Brad Pitt, for inspiring her to find her comedy skills.

The GIRL, INTERRUPTED beauty was nervous about taking on the role of JANE SMITH in the romantic comedy after a career of serious films, until Pitt reassured her.

Jolie says, "I read the script and I thought it was so fun.

"(But) I kept thinking that I wasn't really funny, but Brad felt I could do it. He had confidence in me."

09/03/2005 14:37