ACTOR ON HIS LATEST MOVIE, KIDS, FAMILY AND HIS MOTORBIKE – by
Superstar Brad Pitt is on his way to Berlin for the premiere of Tarantino’s Hitler action comedy ‘Inglourious Basterd’.
BILD caught up with him in a tucked-away Hotel bar in southern France guarded by two bodyguards in Hawaiian shirts. Brad Pitt was dressed all in black wearing sunglasses, suede shoes, unshaven and smiling.
We both wanted a beer but the bodyguards had scared off the waiter.
Brad Pitt: “You brew good beer in Germany.” He laughs. “My sunglasses are good for hiding puffy eyes after drinking.” They are from the 80s.
BILD: How would you rate your film if you were a critic?
Brad Pitt: “Lots of fun! I’m happy with it, because all the actors are great. Each one is a mini star!”
BILD: What does your wife Angelina Jolie think?
Brad Pitt: “She really likes it. She laughed a lot.”
BILD: You play an American soldier who scalps Nazi’s in a hit team and finally kills Hitler.
Brad Pitt: “Yes there’s a lot going on in the movie, we had lots of fun. You have some great actors in Germany.”
Til Schweiger, Daniel Brühl, Christoph Walz, Diane Kruger and Gedeon Burkhard all starred in the film. For a world famous actor Brad is surprisingly normal. He is relaxed, has a friendly voice and is almost humble about his fame.
BILD: Who is the real Brad Pitt?
Brad Pitt: He is sitting right in front of you. There’s nothing else.
BILD: Are you still a big kid?
Brad Pitt: “No I’m not a kid anymore – I have six children.” Maddox (7), Pax (5), Zahara (4), Shiloh (3), and the twins Vivien & Knox (1).
BILD: Have you found happiness in life?
Brad Pitt (nodding): Hm – yes. I am on the path I want to be on.”
BILD: Do you believe in God?
Brad Pitt (smiling): “No, no, no!”
BILD: Is your soul spiritual?
Brad Pitt: “No, no, no! I’m probably 20 per cent atheist and 80 per cent agnostic. I don’t think anyone really knows. You’ll either find out or not when you get there, until then there’s no point thinking about it.
BILD: Are you scared of ageing?
Brad Pitt (smirking): The grey hairs on his beard glisten: “No I like it. I think it’s good.”
BILD: What is your typical day as a dad?
Brad Pitt: “I get going early, make breakfast, get the kids dressed, brush their teeth and take them to school. Angelina is working at the moment. We take turns.”
BILD: Angelina told me once about your giant bed where all eight of you snuggle up?
Brad Pitt: “Yes we have a 3 metre wide bed, but even that isn’t big enough. They all come crawling in in the morning. It’s just about surviving! We all have sleep deprivation.”
BILD: Do you find the time to make love?
Brad Pitt (looks puzzled): What?
BILD: Is it sometimes just the two of you?
Brad Pitt: “Yes we make time for ourselves. It’s very important for every relationship.”
BILD: How? Do you fly off somewhere?
Brad Pitt: “That’s a trade secret!”
BILD: Your answers are very short and quick.
Brad Pitt (beaming): “Ha! I’m a father of six. You have to be quick and focused.”
BILD: What car do you drive?
Brad Pitt: I’m not a car person. I like motorbikes.”
BILD: You are driving from Berlin to Prague?
Brad Pitt: “Yes for fun! 2 ½ hours just straight on the whole way.“
BILD: How many motorbikes do you have?
Brad Pitt: “Sorry, but I’ve got a problem with that one”. He smiles sheepishly.
BILD: Why? Too many?
Brad Pitt: “Yeah! To be honest I don’t know how many I have.“
BILD: Has money changed you?
Brad Pitt: “It makes everything easier, but money can also be a burden.“
BILD: Do your rings have a story?
Brad Pitt: “No I just like them.“
BILD: And your watch?
Brad Pitt (checks): “Yes, a Rolex.“
BILD: Your necklace?
Brad Pitt: “From my girl.“
BILD: What is your most important possession?
Brad Pitt: “My family – and yes a couple of my motorbikes.“
His laugh fills the bar.