Let it be known: even BRAD PITT gets called in for jury duty!
MailOnline reports that Pitt (who turns 51 today) showed up at the downtown LA courthouse last Friday to do his civic duty…but after waiting hours for his turn in the jury box, the dismissed him, saying he’d be too much of a distraction!
Although it probably would have been hella difficult for Brad to actually serve on a jury, he actually thought it would be interesting, a Pitt insider tells MailOnline. According to LA attorney William R. Lively, however, he shouldn’t hold his breath!
“Like any other potential juror, Brad would have received a jury summons that required him to travel downtown and be interviewed by the judge or attorneys in what is called voir dire,” Lively tells MailOnline exclusively. ‘This is a system of examination whereby both the prosecution and defense have the opportunity to object to a particular juror. In most cases as soon as it’s discovered that a potential juror is a major celebrity, that person is dismissed, but that is not always the case.”
Pitt was called for jury duty back in 2003. It is not known if he actually served on a jury, but he wasn’t sent home. In fact, he wore a juror badge and had a Subway sandwich for lunch just like the rest of the normal jurors!