Brad Pitt is currently doing promotional work for his upcoming biographical baseball drama “Moneyball,” but his recent interview quotes are drawing attention in an unwanted direction. While his callous comments about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston stand out the most, he didn’t stop there. The two-time Oscar nominee has an extensive resume of acclaimed, successful films and continuing sex symbol status–an admirable Hollywood career. So why is he trying to ruin it?
Dissing the Girl Next Door
Brad and Jennifer were a popular couple during their marriage. The film heartthrob and one of TV’s popular “Friends” were America’s sweethearts, and fans were devastated when their marriage ended. Brad’s quick rebound with “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” costar Angelina Jolie made him the bad guy in the break-up, and Jolie’s reputation has taken a years-long hit for being a “home-wrecker.”
As happy as the “Moneyball” star claims to be in his current relationship, he recently found it necessary to insult his ex-wife. In an interview published in Parade magazine, he described his role in his marriage as sitting on the couch “holding a joint.” He adds: “I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.” Doesn’t sound like a pothead couch potato husband was much of a roller coaster ride for Jen, either.
Though he’s since apologized to her and clarified his remarks about his dull former life, the snarky vibe is already out there. Digging up the past this way only tarnishes his image and reignites the whole Angelina vs. Jennifer war. If Brad really does care for his former flame as much as he says, he should be happy that he’s conjured up more sympathy for her, and probably helped her career now more than his.
Insulting the Werewolf
It’s conceivable to have a film career without impressing the younger demographic, but Pitt still enjoys doing blockbuster mainstream movies that need to appeal to the widest audience possible. That’s why it’s probably not wise to annoy the large and fanatical “Twilight” fanbase by being completely oblivious when asked about Taylor Lautner, only barely recalling his kid role in “Sharkboy and Lavagirl.” “Which one is he?” Pitt asked in an EW interview. Sharkboy? The guy that’s always photographed with his shirt off–is that the guy? That’s Sharkboy? Wow. I had no idea.”
First, claiming ignorance of the popular werewolf puts the 47-year-old actor deeply into the “irrelevant old guy” category as far as teens are concerned. It also adds insult to injury that he asked if Lautner was the boy or the girl character in the movie he actually had seen. Sure, some Edward fans might snicker over that one, but you really don’t want to tick off Team Jacob. Anger makes some werewolves transform, you know.
Whether he likes it or not, “Interview with the Vampire” is one of the films that solidified Brad’s movie star sex symbol status. Yet he’s chosen to dismantle that role as well, confessing to being “miserable” the whole time he worked on it. “Six months in the f–ing dark,” he laments. “Contact lenses, makeup, I’m playing the bitch role…” Way to ruin the mystique, man, painting yourself as the depressed second banana to Tom “Couch Jumper” Cruise. It would have been far better to soak up the glory of current “Fright Night” vampire hunk Colin Farrell claiming to have a “soft-spot” for your “Interview” vamp. Now that’s the kind of marketing your girl fans would go for.
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