Brad Pitt on the set of World War Z in Scotland in August
08/27/2011 at 11:00 AM EDT
Lately he's been busy battling zombies
, but on Thursday Brad Pitt
stepped into the role of real-life rescuer.
The actor, 47, was shooting his new movie World War Z
in Glasgow, Scotland, where more than 700 extras were packed into George Square to film chaotic scenes of a terrifying zombie invasion. But the terror turned real when a female extra slipped amid the trampling crowd.
"I don't think she could believe it when Brad picked her up," a set insider told The Scottish Sun
. "He didn't have time to speak to her as it was mid-shoot. But she said afterwards how grateful she was, despite having a badly-grazed knee."
When he hasn't been busy shooting, Pitt has been enjoying the Scottish countryside
with partner Angelina Jolie
and their six kids, who are staying in a rented country estate that includes a 16th-century mansion.
The family is expected to remain in Scotland until Pitt wraps filming on World War Z
in the next few weeks.