The neutral tones make Brad Pitt's blue eyes stand out, along with the mustache of course, on the cover of this week's Rolling Stone. His work in Benjamin Button brings Angelina Jolie nothing but pride, but your pick for hardest working of 2008 already lined up his next project playing a British spy in The Lost City of Z. In the meantime, Brad spoke to the magazine about his dreams for the future, Proposition 8, and his kids. Here's more:
- On his children: "They're so beyond me in technology, it's hard to keep up. Our seven-year-old was searching the word 'weapons' on Google the other day and ended up on some white-supremacist site. I'm sure now we're on all kinds of watch lists."
- On fighting with Angelina: "Angie and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of her mother [actress Marcheline Bertrand in 2007], is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. Or friends, people I love and respect. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now . . . I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."
- On the Angelina NY Times article: "It sounded to me like the story made Angie out to be manipulative in some way. She is savvy. I get defensive. [They're] talking about not only the woman I love, but one of the people on this planet who I have the greatest respect for. I think she's as honorable as anyone I've ever met."
- On his favorite of Jolie's movies: Their 2005 action flick Mr. & Mrs. Smith. "Because you know . . . six kids," he says. "Because I fell in love."
To see what Brad has to say about Proposition 8 and the message of his movie just
- On growing up in church and Proposition 8: "Yeah. And it was too much of what you shouldn't be doing instead of what you could be doing. I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives. It drives me mental. This Prop. 8 thing just drives me mental."
- On getting older: "I have this fantasy of my older days, painting or sculpting or making things," Pitt says. "I have this fantasy of a bike trip to Chile. I have this fantasy of flying into Morocco. But right now, more and more, it's about getting the work done and getting home to family. I have an adventure every morning, getting up."
- On his movie: "Yeah, I think it's open to . . . it's your choice. I find Benjamin is about those universal things we all share — that 95 percent that makes us all the same, wherever we are in the world. Our loves, our hopes, but also the loss that we all walk around with and hide very well, and the ultimate notion that we're all expendable. To me, it's a counterstatement to this divisive period we've been in, where we focused on the two, three, four, five percent of ways in which we're different."
With Brad sill waking up in awe of her beauty and his passion projects all over the world, it's no wonder he still sees his life as an adventure. Check out the full article when the issue hits newsstands this week.