Australian actress Rose Byrne credits Brad Pitt's level-headed attitude with helping her cope with her sudden rise to fame.

The 25-year-old beauty, who shares a love scene with Pitt in 2004 epic Troy, was impressed with the calm way the Hollywood hunk deals with the intense media scrutiny he's subjected to.

Byrne says, "Oddly enough, it was Brad Pitt who helped me to cope with all the madness of the media junkets for Troy.

"He told me that he had only just got used to it, that it was important not to take it seriously.

"He is incredibly down-to-earth, considering the lifestyle he leads, and he is a total gentleman."

27/03/2005 21:22