Brad Pitt says his body is falling apart


Brad Pitt is on the cover of the October issue of “Details” and in it, he talks about the only three things he’s really afraid of: something happening to his kids, something happening to Angelina, and something happening to his relationship with Angelina. Awww. He also had a few great things to say about Paris Hilton, calling her “blissfully oblivious.” Here’s a few excerpts from the interview:

On turning 40:
“I liked it, man. Maybe I had a crisis earlier or something. Maybe I had it in my thirties. You know, it’s…” [PAUSE] “One thing sucks, your face kind of goes. Your body’s not quite working the same. But you earned it. You earned that, things falling apart.

On claims of his humanitarian work as self-consciously pious efforts:
“Oh, I don’t give a shit about that. People have been saying crap about me for 15 years.”

On Paris Hilton’s quest for fame:
“This Paris Hilton quest for fame…she’s blissfully obvious. Oh my god, we’ve been away for…Where were we? We hadn’t seen television for…like a month. I’m probably exaggerating. And we just got back to the United States. And we turned on CNN. And on comes Paris Hilton, going to jail. And so we just turned it off again.”

On his kids:

“Well, I had one kid, then two kids, then three kids. Two-and-a-half years or so. Listen, I’ve always embraced extremes, so it doesn’t feel odd to me. There’s a couple weeks of finding your balance, and then it’s in stone.”

On having an international family:

“You just look at them and go, my daughter’s from Ethiopia, two sons from Asia, a daughter who’s born in Namibia-and they are brother and sister, They have the same dynamics I had growing up, and I…It pleases me so much. I get so warm. I don’t even see in that, anymore, what their lives could have been. I have to intellectually think about that. They are a bond, they are a family. And I want to see those bonds and that family grow. And that right there, sitting in our kitchen, is how I want to see the world. It’s how I want the world to be.”

On having more kids:
“We’re not done.”

On security and paparazzi:
“It’s not going to keep our kids caged in. The only thing that frightens me today is something happening to my kids, or something happening to Angie, or something happening to Angie and I. That happens when they follow you, right. It is the defining annoyance of my life. I just think how strange it is for my kids. Mad, Z, Pax-they really believe that every time you go outside there is a herd of people with cameras snapping flashes in your face [who] are going to kind of block your way when you’re trying to get somewhere. That is their vision of the world outside. Very strange, isn’t it? It’s an everyday thing for them. They don’t really see it as bad or good. Z will point and go, ‘Cameras!’ Pax will point and say ‘People.’ Maddox is keen to where his parents are coming from. I don’t want them to be tensing up, and I don’t want them to see or feel any kind of threat. But man, when [photographers] cross the line, you know-if it happened to one of your kids, it’s hard not to want to take them down.”

[From Us Magazine]

That’s so sweet and fatherly, that he’d want to beat up photographers for his kids. I’m not being sarcastic this time. I wouldn’t blame him or nearly anyone else if the went of on the paparazzi – I can’t imagine what it’d be like to live your life under that kind of scrutiny. Yeah I know they make a ton of money as a result, and they chose that life. But the kids didn’t, and they often look exhausted and/or frightened, as many of our commenters have pointed out. Though at this point, what can you suggest they do about it? Go far away? They do that a lot, and get followed just as much when they’re in Africa as they here. Either way, Pitt looks like he’s holding up pretty well. Brad, your body may be falling apart, but I personally know about 109384837272044 ladies (and men) that’ll gladly be the glue that holds you together.

Picture note by JayBird: Here’s Brad at the The Assassination Of Jesse James Movie Premiere at the Annual Deauville American Film Festival in France on September 3rd. Images thanks to PR Photos.


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