Hollywood star Brad Pitt was shocked by his "beautiful, elegant" OCEAN'S TWELVE co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones, when she drank more alcohol than her male castmates.

The movie heart-throb was delighted when the Welsh beauty was cast as his character RUSTY RYAN's love interest ISABEL LAHIRI in the crime caper sequel, and was astounded by her professionalism next to practical jokers Matt Damon and GEORGE CLOONEY.

Pitt says, "I think the biggest joke was on Catherine because she actually thought we were making a movie. Being the new kid, nobody told her because she was up running lines and breaking down her character.

"We were just excited to get Catherine first of all because she brings this great elegance to it and a lot of the film was going to be focused on her own and she was going to have to carry that thing, so it would have to be someone who could carry that kind of weight.

"The great thing about Catherine is there is this great beauty and elegance but at the same time, she'll drink any one of you under the table."

01/12/2004 17:12