Brad Pitt jokes about his ‘disaster of a personal life’ on Marc Maron’s podcast

Actor Brad Pitt wearing a Brioni tux poses in the press room at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Back in September of last year, Brad Pitt spoke to Entertainment Weekly as part of a promotional blitz for Ad Astra. EW asked him flat-out if he was in the middle of an Oscar campaign, and whether he would continue to campaign for an Oscar, and Brad said he would “abstain.” After the Ad Astra promotion was done, Brad did not do that many interviews… but he was still low-key campaigning, which is how he won a Golden Globe, and why he might win an Oscar for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I mention all this because Mr. I’m Abstaining From Campaigning agreed to an interview with Marc Maron. Leonardo DiCaprio was there too. Shocking. Some quotes from the interview:

Brad & Leo on fame: When Maron asked if the paparazzi still follow him that relentlessly, DiCaprio shared that it doesn’t happen nearly as much as it used to. “It doesn’t?” Pitt asked in surprise. “I’ve been able to escape a lot more,” DiCaprio revealed. “I’m a little disgruntled with you,” Pitt joked. “I’m just like, trash mag fodder. Because of my disaster of a personal life, probably.”

Getting high before a Venice Film Festival screening of Fight Club: “We had the best screening ever. We had it at the Venice Film Festival and they do this midnight screening…for some reason, [Edward Norton] and I thought it would be a good idea to smoke a joint beforehand. And we go in, and they put you up in a balcony and you sit next to the guy who runs the festival, everyone’s looking at you, they clap and you sit down, it’s very formal…then the movie starts and the first joke comes up and it’s crickets, dead silence, and another joke, and it’s just dead silence…and this thing is not translating, you know, it’s subtitles….the more that happened, the funnier it got to Ed and I. So we’re the a**holes in the back laughing at our own jokes.” The festival director squirmed with discomfort as he watched and eventually left the theatre without a word, which made Norton and Pitt crack up even more. “Oh, we had a good time.”

[From People & The Loop]

“I’m just like, trash mag fodder. Because of my disaster of a personal life, probably.” Well, at least he admits it. This will play well for his Oscar campaign – Brad will be seen as charming and people will be sympathetic about all he’s had to endure with the tabloids and such.

Golden Globes 2019 Press Room

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. jade says:

    Im tired of hearing about Brad, he says the same things all the time. Give the oscar already so we wont see and hear him for a while..

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Brad and his non-apology tour. It’s so tired. I cant wait for this awards season to be over. It’s full of garbage people this year.

  3. CityGirl says:

    I can’t help but have the feeling that as he’s joking about his disaster of a personal life, he is not really self deprecating – he’s passive aggressively blaming Angelina.

  4. Golly Gee says:

    So he’s simply replaced his drug of choice with pot?

    • Shirleygailgal says:

      @Golly Gee…..errr, he’s telling a story about what happened years and years ago. I’m not sure what you think his drug of choice is/was? He always admitted to being a pot-head. He has never, to my knowledge, admitted to being an alcoholic. And he claims sobriety now, which most would consider to mean 100% clean…clean and sober. Though some I know who give up alcohol continue smoking pot. …. considering it’s considered to be the lesser of two evils.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      Fight Club came out in 1999.

    • Lightpurple says:

      He is talking about a screening of Fight Club in 1999.

  5. Thanks says:

    At this point he’s campaigning more than all nominees combined. Who would have thought?

  6. Deanne says:

    I wish Brad Pitt would STFU and go away for a good long while. I feel like he’s the least self aware man on the planet. He pretends to be self deprecating, but really he clearly blames his ex-wives for the failure of their relationships. His relentless Oscar campaigning is exhausting.

  7. Green Desert says:

    I have a question for any CB posters who are attorneys…do you think Brad can’t talk about what happened on the plane for legal reasons? I feel like if he really wants to gain sympathy (and add to his obvious Oscar campaign), he should talk about it, even a little, and express remorse. I’ve been wondering why he doesn’t do that, I don’t think he’s above it. It’s none of my business but that’s a celebrity story that I really want the details on.

  8. Hanahk says:

    I’m surprised Marc let Leo get away with the faux gay man voice when he was impersonating a costume person on set. It was really out of touch.

  9. Melody Davis says:

    I have always liked him. Still do.

  10. ad says:

    Sick of him!

  11. Meg says:

    All hes had to endure? Angie is raising 6 kids many he doesn’t see at all, few he sees sparingly. He’s embraced by this award show system after not being able to see his kids unsupervised for years-but yeah all hes had to endure. Jesus what a sexist system