Meet the 11-Year-Old Who Chose Ballet Over Brad Pitt

Lucky girl: Lucy with Brad Pitt on the set of "World War Z" (photo via "Bromley Times")

(...well, sort of.)

Little Lucy Walsham, whom you might recognize from such small films as World War Z (hence, Brad Pitt) and Les Misérables, recently decided to give up acting. Why, you ask? Because she earned a place at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London.

Lucy, who is apparently brilliantly gifted at whatever she does, was one of only 12 girls chosen to join the school this year. (Ballet is in her blood: Her mom was a dancer, too.) This month she moved into her RBS dormitory in Richmond, Surrey, and started her intensive ballet studies.

“I want my name to be something people associate with dance," Lucy told Great Britain's Bromley Times, "and for ballet to become more popular with everyone.” Right on, little lady.

That said, it might be a little easier to leave the acting world once you've already worked with its biggest stars. What was it like hanging out with Pitt on the set of World War Z, Lucy? "He was a regular guy. He was very funny and I got to meet his kids and Angelina too."

Best of luck to you, Miss Walsham!

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