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Ann Curry Interviews Brad Pitt

Ann Curry Interviews Brad Pitt

Something is happening to you. This is not for … you’re doing more and more. Man, I got kids now. And it really changes your perspective on the world. And, you know, I’ve had my day. I’ve had my day. I made some films and I’ve really had a very fortunate life. And it’s time for me to share that a bit.

Angie says that having children really changes things.  It’s true. It changes … it completely changes your perspective. And certainly takes the focus off yourself, which I’m really grateful for. [laughs]  I’m really grateful to them.

You tell … I’m so tired of thinking about myself. I’m kinda sick of myself… I can’t do justice to it anymore than any other parent can. You feel that you want to be there and you don’t want to miss out on anything… And it’s a true joy. And you want to be there for them if they need anything. It’s a true joy.

Love. Yeah, it’s … oh, a very profound love. Yeah.

Wonderful.  Best thing I ever did. You know, you can write a book, you can make a movie, you can draw, paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever taken on. And, man, if I can get a burp out of that, that little thing, I’ll feel such a sense of accomplishment.

Read the full interview after the jump.  The video of Brad Pitt‘s interview with Today Show‘s Ann Curry is below.  The recording is kinda bootleg but it’s the best available right now!  Check it.  Brad Pitt screencaps from Ann Curry‘s interview in the gallery!

VIEW :: Check out the designs of the six finalists from Brad Pitt‘s Global Green competition.

Brad Pitt by: Ann Curry

Brad Pitt recently teamed up with the non-profit group Global Green to try and spur green-friendly building in the Crescent City. I’m baffled because the people here on the ground have not gotten the money yet. They have not received restitution.

Nearly a year after Katrina, Brad Pitt sees first hand a city still ravaged. We can get in the car from this spot and we can drive for two hours and you will see this. We will see more of this. And it’s staggering. It’s unsettling.

By some estimates something like half — 50% — of this city is still abandoned. Yeah, it’s shocking. In one of our greatest cities. But you see it, it’s house on top of house on top of car. And this is a story you’ll find street after street… Imagine going through the trauma of this, of watching everything you own be swept away, maybe loss of life, and then sitting in this limbo for a year. Wanting to get your life back. But not knowing whether it’s even possible. Are there gonna be schools here? Are the hospitals gonna be up and running? Are your neighbors gonna be back here?

To this shattered city Pitt is bringing a new idea called green design — that is, a way to rebuild using materials that are less harmful to the environment, and cheaper for people to live in. Right now 45% of our pollution comes from the creation of our buildings and the operation of our buildings, which is a staggering number.

Not only are you talking about it, you put some money into this project? Yeah, sure I’m sponsoring this competition. I’m invested in this competition.

About 100,000 dollars? So far. But my goal is to see something tangible, to see something built that can become an example, a template … a flagship for other people who are facing rebuilding.

What do you say to people who react by thinking, you know what, this type of housing is too far-fetched for people that needed houses yesterday? Absolutely. And building quickly and building with as little labor force as possible. We are sitting here in the middle of New Orleans and they have a shortage of homes, rent rates are through the roof. A family living here is struggling with $100 a month in electricity bills, $200 dollars a month and you can get that .. you can knock that down 90 percent, where it’s $10, $20 dollars and it is possible. And relatively easy as soon as we change our building practices.

Something is happening to you. This is not for … you’re doing more and more. Man, I got kids now. And it really changes your perspective on the world. And, you know, I’ve had my day. I’ve had my day. I made some films and I’ve really had a very fortunate life. And it’s time for me to share that a bit.

Angie says that having children really changes things.  It’s true. It changes … it completely changes your perspective. And certainly takes the focus off yourself, which I’m really grateful for. [laughs]  I’m really grateful to them.

You tell … I’m so tired of thinking about myself. I’m kinda sick of myself… I can’t do justice to it anymore than any other parent can. You feel that you want to be there and you don’t want to miss out on anything… And it’s a true joy. And you want to be there for them if they need anything. It’s a true joy.

Love. Yeah, it’s … oh, a very profound love. Yeah.

Wonderful.  Best thing I ever did. You know, you can write a book, you can make a movie, you can draw, paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever taken on. And, man, if I can get a burp out of that, that little thing, I’ll feel such a sense of accomplishment.

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  • stef

    jared you are a king!! thank you so much!

  • brangie

    We love u brad. Keep doing the good things. Nobody knows but we know. We’ll always support u and ur family.

  • stef

    mumber 1!!!! wahoo!!!

  • dragonfly

    A profound love…. and did you see his face at the mention of Angie’s name? You can tell he is over the moon about her and the kids. The romantic in me is just going *squeeee*.Ain’t love grand?

  • stef

    cant spell today! NUMBER 1! doh!

  • jerseygirl

    you’ve been trully missed jared!thanks alot for this videoBAMZS rocks!!

  • Somalian

    Your the best JJ glad to have you back.

  • Catherine

    A profound love…. and did you see his face at the mention of Angie’s name? You can tell he is over the moon about her and the kids. The romantic in me is just going *squeeee*.Ain’t love grand?Gag.

  • dragonfly

    And how cute and heartwarming is the mental picture of brad burping Shiloh or Zee? I know how wonderful it was seeing my man doing those things for our children. It makes you fall in love with them even more. Angie’s a lucky girly girl!

  • lance

    I’m sorry but where is the link to the Anne Curry interview video?

  • cookie

    GOD AM REALLY JEALOUS OF ANGELINA.SHE IS VERY SEXY,MOST BEAUTIFUL,HAVE 3 WONDERFUL KIDS AND SHE HAS BRAD PITT!BRAD PITT MAN!!!BRAD STILL VERY VERY HOT AND HANDSOME.GOD I WISH IM ANGELINA.HIS EYES,LIPS,NOSE,HAIR.EVERYTHING IS PERFECT!

  • briseis

    Jared:You were so missed! Thank you thank you thank you for the new thread on Brad. The older thread was over into the 1900+ and getting harder to load. I’m glad I saw the interview for myself on NBC. Thanks also for posting it here.

  • Alexanderina

    We missed you Jared, welcome back and thank you for the new thread and the video. You are Simply the Best Jared

  • Susie

    SAD BRAD !!!Angie you can do so much better !!…………….

  • dragonfly

    I watched the interview this morning on the Today Show, and it was very nice. Yes, love is grand, especially when I it is such a great love that it causes you to step outside of yourself and see, really see, the world around you. Yeah, Brad’s a changed man, for the better. No longer playing Ken to somebody else’s idea of Barbie, he’s now with someone who suits him much better, loves him for he truly is and wants to be, and has made all his dreams come true. Angie is the great love of his life, and when the last chapter of of his life is written, it will be her who will be recognized as just that. The others won’t even garner a mention, because the best is yet to come for he and Angie. They are going to accomplish great things together, I am sure of it.

  • Renee

    ITA with Dragonfly: When Angie’s name was mentioned, it was like a change in look and change in perspective….I got that from the slight mention of her name. Oh, perhaps it was me….Oh well, I am happy that a burp from Z or Shi gives him joy. He is the best and I wish nothing but the best of health and happiness to his family. Jared – thanks for the new thread. You are truly the best and sorry to bother you while on vacation.

  • angelah

    Welcome back j@red!!thanks for this new thread! I can;t wait to see the interview today.

  • Original jpf

    CHALLENGE TODAY!!!!!!No matter how hard it may be not to mention those things that negative set a tone, or invite ugliness, OR, should someone who will obviously decide to be vicious & nasty about their lack of joy in what Brad Pitt had to say, or regarding anything for that matter that could open a can of hateration…..name calling etc…I CHALLENGE MYSELF "and you" to ignore it.I think we can do it. jpf

  • angelah

    wait u have it already it on youtube? dang it pacific timers..hah

  • angelah

    wait u have it already on youtube? dang it pacific timers..hah***

  • Original jpf

    Welcome back Jared, and of course thanks for putting up the neew BP thread…you were missed..jpf

  • Brad The GOOD

    Brad you are really a good man. May you and your family continue to feel the profound joy you have always dreamed to experience.

  • African Girl

    Oh Jared, this is why no one else will do. You spoil us so and no one gets us like you do.

  • to susie

    SAD BRAD !!!Angie you can do so much better !!…………….# 14 | Susie yea I know like the hottie Billy Bob right?Poor thing she is stuck with a hottie like Brad who loves her and their kids. I feel so bad for her

  • dragonfly

    Oh no, Renee, it isn’t just you! LOL! He even blushed a little! hee hee! He’s so in love with her, it’s like he’s feeling it for the first time. That look was pricelss! I told you guys I am just a hopeless romantic…

  • Original jpf

    I repeat…………CHALLENGE TODAY!!!!!!No matter how hard it may be not to mention those things that negative set a tone, or invite ugliness, OR, should someone who will obviously decide to be vicious & nasty about their lack of joy in what Brad Pitt had to say, or regarding anything for that matter that could open a can of hateration…..name calling etc…I CHALLENGE MYSELF "and you" to ignore it.I think we can do it. jpf

  • *me*

    I was wondering….is this the show Meredith Viera is supposed to co-host soon??? If so, how’s the hag gonna deal with all the pro-Jolie-Pitt love???She always had something up her butt whenever they were mentioned at the view…at least the times I saw her….

  • Original jpf

    I’m looking very forward to Gitane’s pov of this interview since she’s actually one who’s been displaced by KATRINA.jpf

  • Alexanderina

    So there is more interview to come from Brad tomorrow cool, I love the first part of the interview so far, can’t wait for tomorrow

  • gossippup

    Did you see that blush? He is in love. He makes me want to go to New Orleans and help.

  • yay!

    I am a hopeless romantic too. Thanks Jared for this and the other thread. Believe me, you were missed and it’s because you spoil us like this. You are the best. :)

  • Wonderwoman

    This is great news for the Katrina victims!God bless you, Brad!

  • jc

    I am in the minority in my community in thinking Brad and Angelina are beautiful people. Some have become disenchanted with them. I on the other hand think they are courageous, brave and wise in their endeavors. Sure they use the media to their benefit but also the great benefit of others. I say they’re fabulous people and we need to learn something from them. I think God blesses efforts of those with good hearts and great actions.

  • ela

    about the interview…OK, he looked good..and hottie ,but in love with angelina? no,sorry he is in love with his children.

  • creativegirl

    # 18 | Original jpf I’m with you on the challenge to ignore the haters! I hope we can do it. I think if we would they would eventually leave us alone.Thank God Jared UR Back! Here to feed the hungry BAMZS fans of the world. We missed you sooooo much. Next year we all have to try and coordinate our vacations with yours, it’s just too quiet around here otherwise.

  • creativegirl

    # 18 | Original jpf I’m with you on the challenge to ignore the haters! I hope we can do it. I think if we would they would eventually leave us alone.Thank God Jared UR Back! Here to feed the hungry BAMZS fans of the world. We missed you sooooo much. Next year we all have to try and coordinate our vacations with yours, it’s just too quiet around here otherwise.

  • FITR

    Did you see that blush? He is in love. He makes me want to go to New Orleans and help.>>>I do think he’s in love with Angelina, for sure, but he was probably thinking/speaking of his children if he blushed…I didn’t get to see the interview, but what he said about the kids just was swoon worthy. I love that, like with the pictures of Shiloh, he’s using his fame and celebrity to draw attention to something that needs drawing attention to – continuing to rebuild New Orleans

  • me

    Thanks Jared for providing the link to the designs. It looks like a lot of time and energy was put into those designs. Hopefully, as soon the final decision is made on the designs, the building process can start. I really hope that this is able to help all those who lost their their homes because of Katrina. Thanks Brad for doing your part. God bless.

  • angelah

    # 18 | Original jpf |same here, same here. Bring it on! lol

  • Alexanderina

    I CHALLENGE MYSELF "and you" to ignore it.I think we can do it. jpf # 26 | Original jpf |————————————————–ITA and am with you Original jpf

  • me

    Thanks Jared for providing the link to the designs. It looks like a lot of time and energy was put into those designs. Hopefully, as soon the final decision is made on the designs, the building process can start. I really hope that this is able to help all those who lost their their homes because of Katrina. Thanks Brad for doing your part. God bless.

  • jossip

    idiots at jossip spewing hateBrad Pitt is Sick of Himself. Read: Angelina Jolie is Sick of Brad PittBrad Pitt & Angelina JolieThis morning on the Today show, Brad Pitt spoke with fave Brangelina correspondent Ann Curry about his plans to help rebuild New Orleans. Between professing his love for the babies Jennifer Aniston wouldn’t give him, repeating the word "staggering," and admitting that he is just regurgitating the same things Angelina Jolie says, the most profound statement just fell out of his mouth. I’m so tired of thinking about myself. I’m kinda sick of myself.Since the boy has not an original thought in his head, we are going to take this as a sign that Angelina is close to dropping her little pet project. Oh, and Brad? We completely agree.

  • creativegirl

    They are going to accomplish great things together, I am sure of it. # 15 | dragonfly I totally agree. I think they will put their white hot celebrity to its ultimate use and bring awareness and make a real difference in this world both here and abroad.

  • Pol

    Welcome back Jared, you were missed! Incredibly how things get on track now that you´re here. Thank you for the thread, caps, and video.

  • Pol

    # 35 | creativegirl I for one, do that all the time.It´s some "BAMZS fans" that are quite rude but I had my time with them. Now I´m on "ignore mode"

  • cookie

    ela,ela,ela.you really make me laugh.he.he.he.he.why?why?why?brad is totally in love with angelina jolie.THE ANGELINA JOLIE.why the hate?why dont u want to see people that are really in love and devoted to each other.i hope you as a fan of jennifer aniston will also be contented by the way she loves her bf vince vaugh.which by the way is not good to look at,with those huge forehead and eyebugs.hope u are happy with them,they are a good couple.i think they are match made in heaven.

  • Meli

    #15 dragonfly ITA.I didn’t like him so much when he was younger.I always thought of him as the pretty blonde,empty boy.Nothing more and nothing less.But I have to say now that he has turned out to be a very interesting man.He did what everybody should be doing.Tried to become a better person.Now i don’t see him as i used to,but as a mature,interesting and sensitive man,a good actor and a nice person.He has my great respect and he has really earned it.

  • Original jpf

    # 35 | creativegirl I don’t believe in censorship, and I hope no one thinks that’s what I’m proposing. Debate is one thing, but the nastiness "FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE……let’s be honest here, and in doing that responsibility for setting a negative course has to be accepted by both sides" that errupted these last few days made me rather fatigued with things all the way around. The love and admiration isn’t going away, but nor is the hate, and so I’m proposition since we know this already, why not start off on, and down a road different from the one we’ve travelled. Again, peaceful debate is one thing, but this knockdown drag out crapola is an entirely different thing.jpf

  • Alexanderina

    I like the designs, my favorite is #4 “Rebuild Renew: Sustainable Design for the Holy Cross District”Ken GowlandNew Orleans, La

  • BAMZS FANS FAN

    From the New Orleans ThreadThis so Predictable.AJ’s interviews with Ane Curry shows how content she is with her Family, the Fanistons get angry, their hate intensifies.AJ’s interview with Anderson Cooper shows the family is still going strong, the Fansitons see red. The console themselves with the thought that "Okay, maybe it’s just her that feels good. We’re sure BP misses JA and when he talks we’re gonna see that"BP’s interview with Anne Curry shows that he is indeed a happy man. He loves his new life, his family and he’d never….Never go back to JA. Whooops! There goes their last shot. The Fansiton’s heads explode….spilling their already rotten brains all over and this is why none of their posts makes any sense. I mean….C’mon, Bad Hygiene? He is a freak? He wore chicken suit when he first started in Hollywood and my favorite…..They’re gonna break up in 25 yrs, well at least the idiot who wrote that one accepts the fact that these two are have more staying power than he did with JA. So I was thinking….if individual interviews can get them all worked up, what happens when the two come together for an interview…haaaaaaaaa! Yep, that’s all we’re gonna hear as the the Fanistons jump off cliffs, bridges, tall buildings and hanging off ropes.So let me get another thing straight, people thought he looked haggard….hmmm, let’s see the man has a four yrs old, an 18month old and a baby. There’s no denying he’s is a hands on papa….yet we expect him to come out looking all GQed up? Anyone remember Ben Affleck after Jennifer Garner had the baby? He’s the only one I can think of because unlike BP, the razzi’s aren’t interested in other new papas…..well except TC and there is a logical explanation for him not looking worn out. He has no baby but I digress. So we have a man who has three children under five, each needing papa’s special attention…okay, that’s one. Then #2, he doesn’t care about his appearance like he did in the past becuase he’ now realized that there are far more important things in the world than to be the the most beautiful man in the world. That is okay for a 24 yrs old man but he is 42, which brings me to #3, the man is 42 yrs old…please give him a break. It would have been nice if he got the chance to be a daddy at 35 but it wasn’t in the cards for him…ot it was but somone tore up the card. #4, he knows the razzi’s are on his tail and he’s not giving them much to work with and finally, the man is going to NO, a place of devastation. He’s going to meet people who have lost everything and you expect him to dress in his bestest duds? Hey, why not have him drop by in his private plane and a streach limo giving him the tour of the devasted areas.Re Lainey:1)What is a freebie five? 2) Is that a good thing?3) Does being on it put BP on some other level in Hollywood?4) If BP knew he was on such a list and now he’s being dropped, would he lament over it?5)Will his removal from the list change him from the generous, down to earth person that he is? Will it affect his children suffer the effect of it?6) Does he know who Lainey is?If questions 2 to 6 can’t be answered with a Yes! Yes! Oh God Yes! Then I really don’t think Lainey is worth the time and energy. Sure she has loads of readers but stripped down to the very core, she has no power to change anything. So let her have her fun. And a Good Morning to all. Saw the interview and only and idiot would claim BP did not know what he was talking about. It’s so sad that people can see how NO is and still have a problem with someone who’s trying to help. Oh it’s for PR they’ll say and I’d answer…if only more celebrities will do more things for PR, maybe things won’t be as bad. Well I’ve to go to work now….guess that’s the price you pay for having a life outside JJ…oh and speaking of, Jared is BACK! Thank Goodness. DB….we..eh…appreciate all your efforts….we just want to thank you for opening our eyes to certain things….like oh….I don’t know….the fact that we are glad this isn’t your blog.. Now, we know you tried but you aren’t Jared. It’s like BP and any other that comes after him. Sorry. # 1909 | African Girl | July 17, 2006 09:34 AM |ITA