Brad Pitt covers the February issue of W Magazine – their annual “Movie Issue”. Charlize Theron got a separate cover, which we will cover at a separate time. Let’s just talk about Brad right now. Thoughts on his styling? I usually like Brad when he’s a bit more cleaned up, and I don’t really understand why he’s been growing out his hair since completing World War Z’s interminable shoot. Maybe it’s just laziness. Or maybe he just wants ONE member of “Brangelina” to have beautiful hair for the awards season. I don’t know. I think he’s a bit too old to be doing the long-haired stoner thing, though. Even though the cover doesn’t do much for me, there’s a closeup shot that I’ve included below… Brad in closeup is hot. He looks like he’s about to kiss someone. Anyway, here’s Brad’s interview in W – this is the complete thing:
Lynn Hirschberg: Which movie has made you cry?
Brad Pitt: I’m not much of a crier at films, but there was one…I was coming back from Cabo on my way to Montreal, and I got hit with Montezuma’s revenge. I could not keep anything down. I was stuck in a hotel room with no windows and was just doing what you do when you’re sick. On day two of this extremely painful episode, I watched a film called Life as a House. Kevin Kline is an architect and learns he has terminal cancer. He’s estranged from his teenage son and decides they’re going to finish this house. I don’t know if it would still hit me the same way, but on my 27th hour of pure wretchedness, this movie just crushed me. I should watch it again to see if it has the same effect.
Have your parents seen you die in a movie?
They would have had to. I die really well, by the way. It’s one of my strong points. I just take a bullet well.
Do you have trouble watching yourself die?
God, no. I’m just checking the boxes. Hit that. Missed that. Hit that moment. Missed that one. God, I’d like to do that one again.
Do you really have characters that you’d like to do over?
Um…the first 12 years of my career, I would think.
Okay…first 11 years.
What was the first role you auditioned for?
My agent sent me out for two films: One of them was The Accused with Jodie Foster. I was so excited.
Did you go out for the part of the rapist?
Probably not. With this face, I was probably up for the guy with the conscience. I called up afterward and asked, “How did I do?” There were three seconds of silence and then: “Have you ever thought about acting classes?”
[From W Magazine]
W Magazine released the video interview too, which is pretty much the same stuff that the online interview has. Brad seems a bit full of himself, but in his defense, I think that’s just his sense of humor. Plus, he’s been really, insanely famous for more than two decades – good enough reason to be full of himself.
W Magazine photos courtesy of The Fashion Spot.