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Brad Pitt Interview With the Daily Telegraph on Benjamin Button, Angelina, and the Family

Brad Explains How Button Puts Things in Perspective

Brad Pitt was super busy overseas this week, maintaining a perfect balance between promoting Benjamin Button and making time to be with — and show off — that adorable family. In a recent interview, Brad opened up about how making the film affected his take on life, and how it made him realize that time with Angelina and the kids is more important than anything else. Here are highlights:

  • On making Benjamin Button: "I walked away realizing that time is short. I don't know if I have a day or 10 days or 10 years or 40 years. Am I halfway or am I close to the end? I don't know, so I have to make sure I don't waste those moments in any kind of pettiness or bitterness or laziness, and that I surround myself with the people who are most important to me. Angelina and I are together because we can enhance each other. I don't want to waste any time because I'm with company I really, really love."
  • On adding to their family: "We haven't found any reason to stop yet. It's chaos at times, but there's such joy in the house. I look and there's our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they're brothers and sisters, man. They're brothers and sisters and it's a sight for elation. We have the capability to give a child a home, and let me tell you it's selfish, too, because the reward has been extraordinary."
  • On the twins: "One seemed simple, and it's just double the fun. It's surprising how soon their personalities have started emerging. But it's really important that everyone gets their individual time as well as group time together. We were four before, and we got into our rhythms and it worked. Then someone new comes in, and it discombobulates the movements for a moment, but then you settle in again and it just all works. Everyone's pretty well integrated. It's not the first time new kids have come in."
  • On constantly moving the family around the world: "The value of it is that the family becomes the core, and the kids may not understand the places they see at this early age, but I know it's seeping into their consciousness. We move quite well, and I don't think it's taking its toll. We have to think about schooling, though, and we're in an international program, so wherever we go it's the same curriculum."

It's nothing new to hear Brad taking pride in his big family and we're just hoping there are more stories and family photo ops on the way.


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