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New Interview: Parade Magazine

In this week’s issue of PARADE, Brad Pitt talks about his decision to become a father, why he won’t marry Angelina Jolie and the risks he’ll take for love. Check out the excerpts below, then visit on Friday (Aug. 7) for the full interview.

Wanting what’s best for his children.
“Would it bother me if a child of mine turns out to be gay? No, not one bit. Listen, I want my kids to live the lives they want to live. I want them to be fulfilled. I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are.”

Why he won’t marry Angelina Jolie.
“I have love in my life, a soul mate–absolutely. When someone asked me why Angie and I don’t get married, I replied, ‘Maybe we’ll get married when it’s legal for everyone else.’ I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it–hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I’ve had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment.”

The right to love.
“Man, I resent people telling others how to live! It drives me mental! Just the other night, I heard this TV reverend say that Angie and I were setting a bad example because we were living out of wedlock, and people should not be duped by us! It made me laugh. What damn right does anyone have to tell someone else how to live if they’re not hurting anyone? How many times do you think real love comes to someone in a lifetime? If you’re lucky, maybe two or three.”

Read more/discuss. Thanks Carole.

• x08 Photoshoots – Set 194.

Behind the Wired shoot

WTJ: How did Brad Pitt become involved ? I presume the fact that he has a new movie ‘Inglourious Basterds’ coming out helped.

SD: In mid-May, we got a call from one of Brad’s reps from Weinstein (yes, in reference to Inglourious Basterds) saying that Brad was interested in collaborating with us on a project. Turns out he had really liked the Mystery Issue (May 2009) we had done with J.J. Abrams and wanted to see if we had any stories that would be relevant. Why yes, we did! So Nancy Miller, our Hollywood editor, replied with word of our gestating etiquette package. We pitched the notion of Brad playing the “bastard/basterd”, clueless about modern etiquette as a way to illustrate a few digital do’s and don’ts.

A couple of days later, I got the call of a lifetime; I was sitting at my desk and his assistant rang and said “I’ve got Brad on the line for you.” And it was really him. Very cool guy. Turns out he’s a huge fan of the magazine and was completely open to the bastard idea. We talked for about 20 minutes, brainstormed a bunch of scenarios and agreed to do a shoot the following week.

Read more. Thanks Intothegrinder.

• x01 On set: Wired photoshoot.

New Interview: Daily Telegraph

NO one could deny that Brad Pitt has a lot going on right now: dad to six children aged under eight, Hollywood heavyweight, environmental campaigner and partner to arguably the most beautiful woman in the world.

His life is a juggling act but Brad Pitt wouldn’t have it any other way.

It’s a wonder the star of Quentin Tarantino’s new film Inglourious Basterds has time to talk. But, in typical dashing form, find time he does.
“This is a very good time for me,” declared Pitt. “I am involved in the kinds of projects that intrigue me, I have the most beautiful family anyone could ask for, and it’s great fun to be able to be here and take in this kind of atmosphere.
“This is a very interesting time in my life. I feel my life is on track and I’m very happy and very lucky to be able to be in this position.”

His role in Inglourious Basterds is yet another departure for Pitt who seems to pride himself on playing vastly different roles from year to year.

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New Interview: Times Online

Brad Pitt: the man behind the soap opera
He’s gone from the Sexiest Man Alive to one half of the World’s Most Talked About Couple. Yet these days, with a gritty role in Inglourious Basterds and high-profile charity projects, Brad Pitt casts himself as the cultured philanthrope. But is it a role that suits him?

Brad Pitt is nursing a hangover. He rubs his bleary blue eyes, reaches for a jug of orange, and pours himself a tumbler, gulping it down in one go. There are a few lines around the eyes these days, and the snake-hipped young man with faded denims and a cowboy hat in Thelma & Louise is now a mature 45-year-old. But today, dressed in dark slacks and a blue shirt, and despite the sore head, he looks as ludicrously handsome as ever.

“Late night,” he admits before settling down in an armchair in the corner of a boutique hotel on the Riviera. “Now, I need coffee.”

The “late night” started with Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie making what seems an annual pilgrimage to the red carpet at Cannes. Last year it was a protective Pitt shepherding a heavily pregnant Jolie (who two months later gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne).

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Ask Brad a question

He’s Hollywood’s most famous father of six and partner to Angelina Jolie. Now Brad Pitt is leading a different sort of troop: a group of American Nazi hunters as Lt. Aldo Raine in the World War II-era, Quentin Tarantino-directed epic Inglourious Basterds. As the actor takes a moment to talk to PEOPLE, here’s your chance to ask him a question about his busy life—and all his loves: architecture, New Orleans and George Clooney. Send us a question, and you could see it featured in an upcoming issue of PEOPLE!

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