Brad Pitt and Ann Curry sat down yesterday in New Orleans to talk about Make It Right, New Orleans, and his life with Angelina Jolie and their children.
It was taped yesterday but aired this morning on the Today show. Here’s the six-minute segment:
Do you know what struck me right off the bat? They were talking about how there are already eight families living in completed homes while work continues on the rest. Brad was saying how great it was to know that some families were finally home for the holidays after so much time since Katrina - and then when Ann asked him if he had met these families, he started talking about them by name.
It may not sound like a huge deal but Hollywood is made out to be selfish in general, but here was Brad, knowing everyone’s name, their kids’ names, which house they live in… That’s someone who isn’t just throwing money at a problem but someone who is getting as completely involved as possible in every aspect of helping out people who have been waiting for years to come home.
Brad was reluctant to talk about his family at first but he opened up a bit, saying how amazing it is to have these six kids from all parts of the world who play and laugh and fight. He admitted that no, having six kids is not easy, but you get so much out of it.
More details of the Brad Pitt interview below the cut.
He also talked about adoption and what it’s like to love a child that isn’t biologically your own and he confessed that he had wondered about the same thing, whether it would be harder but Brad said that it’s an automatic thing, you just love them.
Ann made me laugh when she said she was annoyed with him because she thinks she’s okay with a camera, and then along comes Brad with a big photo shoot of Angie and the kids in W magazine. Brad explained that his reason for doing that was because you don’t often get to see the warm, natural side of Angelina in other shoots. I agree with that!
Brad flat-out said he hates the paparazzi, differentiating between the photographers who take photos at special red-carpet events and the ones who climb over walls to scream your kids’ names to snap money shots. He said he thinks there should be laws against allowing them to follow after kids with cameras.
Ann asked the question about marriage, saying that once a reporter asked Angelina if she would ever get married to Brad and she said to ask him. He laughed about that and said that if it becomes important to the kids they’ll see.
It’s a great interview, be sure to watch it all!
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