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After actor Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira, turned Brad Pitt down for a role in her movie, he became her neighbor. And there was one habit of his that she said was “just too much first thing in the morning.”

Keep reading to learn why Peterson passed on Pitt in his audition and what he did later did daily as her neighbor that she found a little hard to handle. Plus, find out what “haunted” object he eventually took off her hands.

Elvira and Brad Pitt
(L) Cassandra Peterson as Elvira | Barry King/WireImage (R) Brad Pitt | Kurt Krieger/Corbis/Getty Images

Brad Pitt was too cute to be in ‘Elvira: Mistress of the Dark’ before he became her neighbor

Peterson shared with ET how Pitt wanted to be in 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, but she thought he was a bit too attractive. “… I said that he is just so damn cute that if he was there, there is no way I would like my boyfriend,” she explained.

According to Peterson, it was also too problematic to have him play a romantic interest. She said, “I would be after him and he’s playing underage so it wouldn’t be a good thing …”

However, she did recall leaving a special note in the comments section for Pitt. “I did write ‘yum yum’ in the comments box,” she shared. “That’s the only thing that I remember.”

She reiterated he was “so cute” and about 20 at the time.

Elvira thought Brad Pitt was a ‘fantastic’ neighbor because he worked out shirtless, but it was ‘just too much’

Peterson recalled to ET that Pitt later wanted to buy her home and he dropped by one day for a visit. “I mean, when he rang my doorbell and I waddled down there to see who was at the gate, I almost dropped the baby right then,” she said.

She joked, “It would’ve been awesome to have Brad Pitt deliver my baby. And it came very close, I gotta say.”

The Fight Club actor didn’t deliver her baby, but he was eventually her “fantastic” neighbor. “I’ll tell you the great part about having him as a neighbor,” she shared. “… I walk down the street walking my dogs in the morning and he’d be there in this little garage area, like, punching a punching bag for his movie to keep fit and no shirt on or no anything …”

“… I mean, honest to god, I almost fainted every time I saw him. It was just too much first thing in the morning,” she concluded.


Inside Brad Pitt’s Spooky ‘Haunted’ Mansion

Elvira sold Brad Pitt her haunted house

In an interview with, Peterson revealed Pitt did buy a home from her. And according to her, it was haunted.

She explained, “…  I’m unpacking boxes, and I hear these footsteps across the ceiling like clump, clump, clump, clump, clump, and then, clunk, clunk, clunk. I look up and I could actually see vibrations as this person walked across the room.”

“I go running up the stairs and say, ‘Hey, I told you guys not to…’ and I’m stopped in my tracks,” she went on. “I see there’s nobody up there. There was nowhere to hide up there. It was just one big empty room.”

Peterson said she twice saw ghosts “very, very clearly” and was “talking to the damn things like they were real people” before “they just kind of vanished.”

“Things went on and on there,” she said of the house, which she eventually sold to Pitt.

“He still owns it and loves those stories,” she shared about the Interview with the Vampire actor. “He was the only buyer that probably would have really gotten it for that, you know?”