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Brad Pitt Tells EW Mr. and Mrs. Smith Was "A Great Collaboration That Turned Into a Greater Collaboration"

Brad Pitt covers the new EW, which is on newsstands tomorrow. Inside the issue, he chats all about his new movie Moneyball as well as some more personal topics. He revealed that early on in his career, producers tried to steer him toward TV, and he managed to avoid doing so except for his memorable cameo on Friends. Brad also touched on how he and pal George Clooney deal with having been ranked People's Sexiest Man Alive as well speaking about why he and partner Angelina Jolie should be doing all their work together. Brad said:

  • On producers wanting him to start in TV: "You know, when I first started, they were trying to get me into sitcoms — I think because I had that kind of Wonder Bread look and my hair always went into place. I kept saying, 'I’m not good at sitcoms. I don’t know how to do that. . . . But that [his Friends cameo] was a little bit later, and I like those guys. They’re a great bunch of guys. The movies I loved were a complete 180 from situation comedy, and that’s what I wanted to head towards."
  • On winning Sexiest Man Alive: "Well, they’re not saying you’re the Biggest A--hole, you know? When you get older, you realize it’s just for fun. Clooney and I were able to have fun with it later. But in some ways, I’m still a kid from Missouri and Oklahoma, and I’m trying to find my way. By the way, we’re only talking about a blip. I didn’t spend much time thinking about it."
  • On Mr. & Mrs. Smith: "A husband and wife who actually want to kill each other — I thought that was a launching pad for something really fun and vibrant. Again, that was something we were developing as we were going along, and Angie’s a great partner in that. We work really well together. We had some good workshops beforehand. Had some good laughs and ideas. That was just a great collaboration that turned into a greater collaboration."
  • On his and Angelina's rule not to work while the other is: "We should be doing them together — that’s what we should be doing. We should be doing everything together, and then we could work less. We could have more time off."
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jennosop jennosop 4 years
brad does not do it for me anymore...he's not that sexy anymore, his movies are huge bore...I guess I am a huge Jennifer Aniston fan and will always be...at least, she wasn't that crazy as Angelina Jolie was.
mamawabbit mamawabbit 4 years
who are you all to blame Brad for leaving Aniston for Angelina? He is not a saint and never signed for one. He was married, it did not work, he met Angelina, it proved to be his "real" marriage and soul mate 7 years and 6 kids later, clear enough for you? Is he the first that to happen. When one marries he/she loves and believes it is going to be forever. Guess what? This is just a fairy tale. YOu get to know the person THEN after the signature and love does not ask you to give permission to disappear. Is that so hard to understand. PEOPLE wanted him and Aniston to be the "golden couple" Well they were not. NOBODY could break your marriage if you are with the right for you person , which sadly sometimes find out later. What is the big drama. Time proved it all. But Aniston lived off them for 7 years and they had to put up with all the assusations, fanally Brad is saying how it was without any other intention. You are pathetic thinking that BRAD need ad compaign to make him famous.ANiston is the one who got famous because even now they put her name next to his.
mamawabbit mamawabbit 4 years
I do not know how it happens that here if you leave a positive comment for Brad and Angie and doesnot get posted?? Only the spitting towards Brad. What is that? Aniston fans' sight or what??
CheleBelle CheleBelle 4 years
' That was just a great collaboration that turned into a greater collaboration.' WOW....that's a big dagger going in the back of Aniston...one more time. Man that's kinda nasty cowish Brad. AND no I am not Team Aniston. But fair is fair.
CheleBelle CheleBelle 4 years
' That was just a great collaboration that turned into a greater collaboration.' WOW....that's a big azz dagger going in the back of Aniston...one more time. Man that's kinda nasty cowish Brad. AND no I am not Team Aniston. But fair is fair.
bellaraychill bellaraychill 4 years
They're STILL asking about Mr & Mr's Smith?
ojoba ojoba 4 years
Imo Brad is saying that it was great working with Angelina on MAMS,even greater having children with her.That conflict about Jen not wanting to have kids is so stupid,She will have children when she's good and ready to if she wants,whether its happening now or in the future,that is up to Jen and Justin.
1246386 1246386 4 years
i love when Brad talks about this movie...I really want they tell more...This movie where their love starts. I read parade interview where Brad tells his marriage with jennifer (I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”), fame and others...That's it : Brad finds true love and he never forgets MAMS and now Jennifer finds true love and she never forgets Wanderlust. That's all !
janekay janekay 4 years
@# 13..don't know what you are talking about, i never have a bad word to say about Jennifer or any other celebrity for that matter...actually i rarely comment on any posts about her... I don't know these people personally...but what i do know is that people stand in judgement and nitpick about every little minute detail about them...and they sound so angry and upset when they do...like really? people just need to chill!
gd101 gd101 4 years
awww, great interview! :Heart:
JustGossip JustGossip 4 years
@janekay I'll remember your words the next time people crap all over Jennifer Aniston for answering questions about her life. Isn't that always the argument the haters make? She's not allowed to answer any questions about her life and should just say no comment. And it's her fault people even ask her questions. But with Brad it's the reporter's fault that he was asked. And he has every right to answer because it's his life. What a ridiculous double standard.
janekay janekay 4 years
some of you people really need to get a grip, he can talk about whatever he wants, its his interview and his life! An as an aside when people give interviews, they talk about their life..duh! that's the whole point of these things...and he works because, that what everyone does, they work...no one in the world goes, oh i have millions, i am going to sit around and do nothing..you continue to do what you love because that's what gives life meaning..people say the dumbest things...
gossiplovalova gossiplovalova 4 years
I don't like his acting and I don't like him. LoL The critics always kiss his butt but then when I watch the movie i'm like this is what the hype was all about? He is truly overrated in every way. btw, I guess he's in need of even more attention if he's talking about that stuff. He wants an Oscar very badly.
jaan_black jaan_black 4 years
why are they still talking about that mediocre @$$ movie and bragging about being skanks with a tribe of illegitimate kids? that shyt is nothing to envy, if life is a ball of cotton candy then STFU and just live it...these two are always trying to prove a point and I'm an expert at reading btwn the lines
crazyone crazyone 4 years
finally he s talking plus the cover is hot
fresh1721 fresh1721 4 years
I'm confused. I thought when they did these sort of things people asked them questions? Is he not just answering questions. Is it his fault they keep asking him the same ish over and over?
toot-all toot-all 4 years
He's talking about his history in the biz in this article and he talks about many other acting parts. Mr and Mrs. Smith had a profound effect on his life.
dancing-nancy dancing-nancy 4 years
he's STILL talking about mr and mrs smith?
JustGossip JustGossip 4 years
So I guess he gets a pass on the fact that his great collaboration with Angelina began while he was still married. And he knows every media outlet will now pick up this quote. And the triangle will continue. Seven years later and he still has to make comments like this. But he'll get a pass on it. Like he always does.
fgrcvb fgrcvb 4 years
Brad recycling the same old stories to sell out his movies.. Nothing new in your life lately, Brad?
toot-all toot-all 4 years
Brad looks hot as hell on that cover, and I love his quotes.
dancing-nancy dancing-nancy 4 years
oh, please. brad doesn't HAVE to work and neither does angelina. they choose to work. they both have enough money to last a couple of lifetimes.
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