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?
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.