Just so no one thinks that I am only busting Captain Tiny Pants' chops about hitting up and any available media circuits to sell his current movie, Brad Pitt is on the cover of Rolling Stone (great, now that song will go through my head all damn day), talking about his new release (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and sporting a particularly atrocious looking 'stache.
What I really want to comment on, however, has to do with his quotes about Angelina Jolie. BP was asked about the New York Times piece on AJ's "carefully orchestrated image". BP got all up in a dither, going to town about defending AJ and saying "It sounded to me like the story made Angie out to be manipulative in some way. She is savvy. I get defensive. [They're] talking about not only the woman I love, but one of the people on this planet who I have the greatest respect for. I think she's as honorable as anyone I've ever met.”
Uh-HUH. Now I think what AJ (and by extension, BP) does for charitable causes is great. I would think if O.J. Simpson did charitable work it would be great. He would still be a scum-sucking murderer but you should never knock true charity work. Anyhow, I digress.
Maybe I'm splitting hairs but any woman who began a relationship with a married man isn't exactly a woman I would considerable "honorable". I know all the Brangelunatics out there will stomp their feet, hold their breath and break out their book of excuses - - the marriage was over in all but name, nothing happened until after Brad and Jennifer were separated/divorced, Jennifer Aniston is the Antichrist. Whatever. Fact remains, he was a married man when he set foot on the Mr. and Mrs. Smith set. And no, I don't consider Angelina Jolie 100% responsible - - BP was the one who was married.
BP also gave out the following gems:
"Angie and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of her mother [actress Marcheline Bertrand in 2007], is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. Or friends, people I love and respect. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."
"She's definitely more experienced (when it comes to flying). Yeah, she's badass.”
"Because you know ... six kids," he says. "Because I fell in love." (on why Mr. and Mrs. Smith is his favorite movie of hers).
Do I think BP is in love with her? Yes, I do. I think he's madly, passionately, crazy in love with her. Do I think she feels the same for him? Hmmm . . . Perhaps. For some reason, whenever I see them together, despite the fact that I do believe they are totally into each other, I get the gut feeling that she wanted a man, wanted more children and BP fit the bill perfectly. I don't think she's nearly as into him as he is into her. And I don't get the vibe they will stay together long term.
Rolling Stone hits the stands on Friday.