Brad Pitt is coming to the big screen this weekend in one of this fall's westerns, The Assassination of Jesse James by That Coward Robert Ford (mouthful much?), a role which earned him the Best Actor Award at this year's Venice Film Festival. Naturally with Brad being who he is, when he sat down for interviews to promote the movie, reporters wanted to talk about the frontier he's forging in his personal life instead of the movie. Interestingly, Brad sees parallels between what he goes through every day and his character on screen, who is stalked and killed by a member of his posse. Here's more:
- "I understand the essence of paranoia. I understand being hunted, to some degree. I understand a bounty on my head. But the movie is about so much more. The real tragedy is that there was a chance he could have gotten past this moment. He's wrestling with himself and lost that battle."
- "It's impossible for us. We're run out of every major city. There's just too many paparazzi. There's always cameras in the kids' faces, yelling their names. Angie gets out of the car, and they take the camera down to the curb and shoot up (her skirt). It's unbelievable." That's why "there's a constant negotiation in how to survive and how to maintain a family life."
- On that constant question of more kids: "We're not done. They say, any plans for a fifth? And I say, `And a sixth, and a seventh, and an eighth, and a ninth.' That's my answer. ...We also made a 9-foot-wide bed" that can fit him, Jolie and all four children, Pitt said. "Just big enough. One more and we'll have to go to 11 feet."
While it's scary to hear that Brad feels like he knows what it is like to be "hunted" it doesn't sound like that gets in the way of the happiness he shares when he finds peace with his family. As for that last bit, remember those precious pictures of Maddox in bed with Angelina? Just imagine the whole adorable Jollie-Pitt clan all cozied up together.