Oscar Nominee Brad Pitt on Angelina Jolie Marriage, ‘Moneyball,’ Politics & Religion
His celeb status made restaurants and THR office impossible, while his super dad dedication made the Hollywood Hills nest of his partner, Angelina Jolie, and six kids off limits. But cozied up in Hollywood’s W Hotel, Pitt let the secrets out on how he “saved” Moneyball from the can, his thoughts on politics and religion, and how he plans to marry Jolie.
And while most of us would flip to the end to see exactly when he plans to tie the knot, reading through the full interview and seeing the behind the scenes THR video, proves that he’s become more than just the Thelma & Louise pretty face.
Speaking of that early 90s film, Pitt revealed in the interview that he suffered from severe depression throughout the 90s, which was self-medicated by smoking pot. But on a trip to Morocco, the pot head was moved by poverty and never looked back. Besides educating himself on charitable circumstances, he’s also opened his mind to politics and religion, which we saw when he and Jolie were pictured this month at the White House meeting with President Obama. Pitt clearly supports Obama, but intently watched the Republican debating saying, “It doesn’t mean there’s nothing to learn from the other side.”
What he’s not so certain on? Whether he’s an agnostic or atheist.
“I grew up very religious, and I don’t have a great relationship with religion. I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism,” he said of rejecting his Southern Baptist upbringing. Keep faith. Like us, his parents still love him unconditionally.
Agnostic or atheist, Pitt still had faith… in Moneyball, that is. The project began five years ago, tied to Pitt the entire time as directors exited and studios questioned it. Guess they’re all learning that Pitt knows best with the Academy Awards nominating the film for two – maybe three – Oscars this award season.
A lesson they could’ve easily learned from one of six kids he and Jolie have… at the moment.
“We haven’t closed the book on [having more kids]. There’s a really nice balance in the house right now, but if we see the need and get that lightning bolt that says, ‘We can help this person; we could do something here,’ then absolutely,” said Pitt.
Maybe they need another kid for the final vote, but it seems like all six are pushing for Pitt and Jolie to walk down the aisle ASAP. The couple, famed for declaring that they won’t wed until everyone can, doesn’t know if they can hold out much longer.
“We’d actually like to. And it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment,” said Pitt.
So the question remains: has he asked Jolie to marry him?
“I’m not going to go any further,” said Pitt. “But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous.”