The beautiful Brad Pitt (come on, there’s no other way to describe him), lands the cover of the June/July issue of Esquire. I covered the magazine a bit yesterday, but today we’re getting A) better pictures and B) better clips from the interview.
In the new issue, Brad reveals that he is the happiest he’s ever been. He’s madly in love with his fiance, Angelina Jolie, he adores his children, and he is satisfied with where his career is at. The following interview was done after Angelina’s double mastectomy. Here’s more:
Brad says he’s happier than ever.
“I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier. I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”
Brad gushes about his six children; Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne:
“I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – “Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.” But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”
At 49, he knows what he wants. But it wasn’t always like that:
“I’d get so far and then want to do something else. I mean, I’m two credits short of graduating college . Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper. What kind of guy is that? That guy scares me – the guy who always leaves a little on his plate.”
Brad believes his past recreational drug use did some “damage”:
“For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”
What Brad and Angie did after her surgeries:
“We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it. I’m quite emotional about it, of course. She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.”
TWO MORE (EVEN HOTTER PICTURES OF BRAD) AFTER THE JUMP! (UPDATED: ADDED LOTS MORE PICS!)
Posted by: Jocelyn
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 8:08am
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