Brad Pitt is featured on the cover of the winter 2015-2016 issue of “V” magazine. Inside of this issue, he talks about filming with his wife Angelina Jolie for her movie “By The Sea”, along with her script and their history together.
With regard to filming “By The Sea” right after their wedding took place, he said, “It was probably not the wisest way to spend a honeymoon. But then again, fighting to make something together…what better metaphor for marriage? It’s not a film that responds to the current zeitgeist or mode of storytelling…rather a quiet, mature look at the challenges of love and loss.”
He went on to say, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith this is not. ‘By The Sea’ deals with that period when the honeymoon is well over and the couple is faced with the banality of every day and the pains of the unplanned. There are no Hallmark cards that define the next chapter, or the value of a history together. So who are you?”
When speaking of Angie’s script, he said, “Naturally I didn’t want to fail Angie’s ideas, her words, but really I had absolute faith we’d figure it out.”
On their history, he said, “For this one I operated on pure instinct. Angie and I have too much history and understanding of each other to question beyond there. At the end of the day, we get to be parents, greeting our lovely, crazy children and talking about their day, making sure they brush their teeth.”
On playing a drunk for the flick, he said, “I play a good drunk because I’ve been a good drunk.”