Donald Glover says he couldn't get Brad Pitt to share Mr. and Mrs. Smith secrets

In the latest case of proper nouns turning into verbs, you can now use "Brad Pitt" to mean "charm your way out of doing something." Donald Glover first used the phrase while promoting his Mr. and Mrs. Smith series, telling Entertainment Tonight on Jan. 31 that he was trying to get the actor to share the role of John · Smith's technique, but was met with a charming rejection. "He's just Brad Pit off the hook," Glover said in part.

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Pitt is best known for starring opposite Angelina Jolie in the 2005 film version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith . Jane Smith and John Smith are a pair of married spies who only learn each other's true identities when they are assigned as targets. Glover and Maya Erskine took over the Amazon reboot, so he thought Pitt could shed some light on his character.

"I thought, 'I just need some advice,' and he charmed his way out of it," Glover told the Economic Times . "He said, 'Oh, you're going to do great, kid.' That kind of thing."

While Pitt doesn't add to Glover's understanding of his character, he still has something to offer. "I mean, he was very, very nice, which was very helpful," Glover said, before adding that he ended up getting "great advice."

John (Donald Glover) and Jane (Maya Erskine) in Mr. and Mrs. Smith David Leigh/Prime Video

Taking a 'very different' direction

In any case, Pete's advice may not apply. As Erskine described on the Capital Pretend to be a married couple. when they perform high-risk missions. "It's so different from the movie that I would even consider it its own project," Erskine said.

Glover agreed in the same radio interview, adding that he was "not a big remake guy." He co-created the series with Francesca Sloan and said he just wanted to make a version that was "very different in a lot of ways." Given that "there's a lot that's up in the air about the original," he felt they had a chance to put their own spin on it.

Fans were able to see some of the differences for themselves when Prime Video debuted the official trailer on January 11, and now that Mr. and Mrs. Smith has landed on the streaming service, they can see even more.