Taraji P. Henson Dishes About Brad Pitt's Impressive Parenting Skills

The actress says Pitt made an effort to spend individual time with each of his six kids while filming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson has a lot of memories of working with costar Brad Pitt on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -- after all, she played his reverse-aging character's mother.

But it wasn't Pitt's acting skills or rapport with director David Fincher that most impressed Henson on the 2008 set; it was his amazing parenting skills. At the Think Like a Man premiere in Los Angeles on April 4, Henson opened up about getting to see Pitt as a father, not just as a celebrity.

"I met his kids while we were working on the film; he brought them to set sometimes," the actress, 41, told Us Weekly. "It was cute! He would bring them one at a time so they got some time to hang with him alone and get individual attention."

Gushed the Academy Award nominee about Pitt: "He's an amazing dad. Shiloh was still little then, and the kids were very sweet and polite on set."

Pitt's decision to spend one-on-one time with each of his six children -- Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 -- isn't much of a surprise. He and longtime partner Angelina Jolie have been vocal about their efforts to provide their kids with individual attention.

"We want to make sure we can give everybody special time. They're kids now, and can play together, but they're going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours," Jolie has said. "We want to make sure we don't build a family so big that we don't have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well."

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