Newsweek – June, 2003

Q & A WITH BRAD PITT – by Nicki Gostin

Brad Pitt—you know, that good-looking guy who’s married to Jennifer Aniston—has played a hitchhiking thief, a vampire and even Death himself. So it’s hardly a stretch for him to be doing the voice of a pirate in the forthcoming animated “Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas.”

He had a sometimes salty exchange with NEWSWEEK’s Nicki Gostin.

Q – Why did you decide to be a cartoon voice?

I’ve got these little nieces and nephews who are absolutely addicting. It made me want to do something for them.

Q – Did you do any research for this part?

Not a thing.

Q – Did you get approval for your action figure?

Not a bit.

Q – So you don’t care how it looks?

[Laughs] Nope.

Q – Who was your favorite cartoon character when you were little?

I was a Jonny Quest fanatic. I thought he was pretty badass.

Q – Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a cartoon hottie in “Sinbad.” When you were younger did you think any cartoon girls were hot?

Ooh, good question. I’m going to have to think about that one for a second. Go on to the next question.

Q – OK, but this may be tough, too. Do you ever look in the mirror in the morning and think, “Hey, I’m pretty good looking”?

[Laughs] Oh, shut the fuck up. Are you kidding me? Oh, my God. I’m probably vain about once every two or three months.

Q – What are you most vain about?

I just feel like it’s all put together all right.

Q – Does the constant scrutiny of your marriage in the press bug you ever?

It used to when I was younger. Now I don’t give a shit. I tell you, they’re always inaccurate. So now it just becomes which piece is the biggest joke, really.

Q – So now you have to think of a cartoon girl that you thought was hot. Wonder Woman?

Nah, overdone. I’m going to have to go with Catherine Zeta-Jones.