Ann Curry sat down with Brad Pitt for yet another exclusive interview this morning in a pre-taped piece from New Orleans. Brad was in New Orleans last Friday with sons Pax and Maddox, so I would assume that’s when he did the interview. I’m a little shocked Ann Curry got the “get” from Brad again, considering there were rumors he was none too happy about her Brangelunatic fondling during their interview in Cannes this year. Still, Brad likes to do dual promotion when his films come out – he often brings Ann or whoever else to New Orleans so that he can bring some focus to Make It Right NOLA as well as whatever film he’s promoting.
This interview was a lot like the others Brad has done in New Orleans. Brad gave Ann a tour of the lower 9th Ward, where the Make It Right homes are going up. Ann’s voiceover also claims that some world-class architects (like Frank Gehry) have signed on to make some of the homes for the project. Brad says that the lower 9th Ward is now “the greenest neighborhood in America”. Ann tries to push Brad into saying rich people should be giving up their money big time, but Brad shoots it down, saying, “Really, I don’t know what people’s personal situations are so I hesitate to even speak about it.” Ann keeps going, and Brad hedges, “Listen! We’ll take donations! I’ll use them. Make it Nola dot com. Oh! Dot org! I‘ll take them, I don‘t want to discourage people.” Meanwhile, Ann jokes, “Get it right!” and tries to touch him again. Crazy Brangelunatic.
Then Ann asks Brad if he’s “seen the t-shirts”. She’s referring to the “Brad Pitt for Mayor” t-shirts that someone in new Orleans has been making and selling. There’s been a movement the past year or so within new Orleans that Brad should run for mayor in 2010. Brad confirms that’s he’s seen the t-shirts, and he laughs.
Ann asks, “If chosen, would you run?”
Brad replies: “Yeah, yeah… yeah….I’m running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform.”
Ann: “Okay…” She then keeps asking.
Brad: “I don’t have a chance… I don’t have a chance, that’s my answer.”
After that, Ann manages to get personal, although Brad seems uncomfortable. She asks him about the Parade interview, where Brad talked about what love meant to him, that it was about putting the interests of his family before his own. Brad says, “I stand by that… someday it won’t always be there, so…I don’t look forward to that day, so… it comes with it, the greater the love, the greater the loss.” Dude. This was a little heavy for this early in the morning.