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Brad Pitt Goes on 'Parade'

Brad Pitt Goes on 'Parade'

Brad Pitt tells Parade that one thing that is certain are his kids, Maddox, 6, Pax, 3, Zahara, 2, and Shiloh, 16 months. Here are some snippets from his interview:

On his increasing doubt in religion as he got older: “I had crises of faith. I thought you had to experience things if you want to know right from wrong. I’d go to Christian revivals and be moved by the Holy Spirit, and I’d go to rock concerts and feel the same fervor. Then I’d be told, ‘That’s the Devil’s music! Don’t partake in that!’ I wanted to experience things religion said not to experience.”

On having scuttled his fundamentalist beliefs by the time he entered college: “When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn’t a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self,” he says. “I had faith that I’m capable enough to handle any situation. There’s peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I’m responsible.”

On his faith in his family: “What’s important to me is that I’ve defined my beliefs and lived according to them and not betrayed them. One of those is my belief in my family. I still have faith in that.”

On his early taste with fame: “When fame really hit me was when ‘Legends of the Fall’ was released. You get no warning about what celebrity is or how to deal with it. It’s sort of multitiered. The initial stage is feeling discombobulated and not up to the task. I didn’t understand the incessant attention when I went outside, the way people completely focused on me. It made me very uncomfortable. Then you start to see the fickleness of celebrity that it isn’t rooted in something of real value. There is this strange wanting by people to get next to you. It has nothing to do with you but with something they feel they are missing in themselves.”

On the crazy paparazzi: “I understand the tabloid machine. There’s money to be made off of Angie and me, but it has gotten so out-of-hand. There’s no decency, even when it comes to our kids. I mean, yesterday Angie was taking Maddie off to school. There were 30 paparazzi outside. One guy sticks a video camera in Mad’s face, yelling, ‘Maddox! Maddox!’ He doesn’t get a response. He doesn’t know my boy. Mad is already savvy to this, unfortunately. But my 2-year-old dreads being anyplace there are cameras. It scares her. They’re all in her face. My kids are faced with this every day! It’s disgusting. So we’ve been run out of L.A., all the major cities. We just can’t live there. You don’t understand–this is the hunt, the hunt, the hunt! I thought it might be over a year ago. It’s gotten worse.”

Read Brad‘s full interview with Parade here and here.

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  • Fug Face Man!ston

    they’ll be about 3 more of these befgore days end.

  • Jennifer

    he is so hot

  • GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

  • tammy

    love you brad.

  • by Forbes Magazine

    Jennifer Aniston is the top selling cover girl of magazines.

  • kbs

    Great interview. It gave a little more info into his life that I did not know and lets you know more about him opposed just asking questions about him and Angie. It is too bad that all of us have made the media hound this wonderful family.

  • luv Brad

    On his faith in his family: “What’s important to me is that I’ve defined my beliefs and lived according to them and not betrayed them. One of those is my belief in my family. I still have faith in that.”

    …. Brad Pitt

  • First

    First!!!!!!!!

  • curious

    He is so hot.

    happy BLD you all here.

  • Fug Face Man!ston

    face is deteriorating. looking like a stranger

  • Ameena

    Let’s continue to ignore the trolls.

    Happy BLD to all, have to pretend to do some work now. BBL.

  • guli

    Whoop!!! A new thread thanks Jared!!!!

    BRB I am gathering pics and videos…for our BLD celebration :-)

  • Regina

    Yawn.

  • Joker

    Happy Brad Liberation Day!

  • how sweet he is.

    He is a very good family man,love this man and his beautiful family,the jolie-pitts.

  • carmen

    Love this man…

  • passingby

    He is so full of it.
    Perhaps if he stopped talking about his kids and putting them out there for every photo op there wouldn’t be 30 photographers waiting for maddox to leave school. All Brad & Angelina have done is movie their kids from one big city to the next while they work or promote movies.

    If they want to work, great, if they want to promote movies, great, but don’t drag your kids thru it.

    Have Brad & Angelina run off to the Country to live, Nope.

    Why don’t the reporters call him out on this.

  • http://visayan.net Apple

    smokin’ hot

  • francesca

    why does he always have those hats on? he’s not losing his hair and i think he looks better w/out them. he shouldn’t cover up his handsome face. :)

  • Baby

    Baby

    WHERE did you come from, baby dear?
    Out of the everywhere into the here.

    Where did you get those eyes so blue?
    Out of the sky as I came through.

    What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
    Some of the starry spikes left in.

    Where did you get that little tear?
    I found it waiting when I got here.

    What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
    A soft hand strok’d it as I went by.

    What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
    I saw something better than any one knows.

    Whence that three-corner’d smile of bliss?
    Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

    Where did you get this pearly ear?
    God spoke, and it came out to hear.

    Where did you get those arms and hands?
    Love made itself into bonds and bands.

    Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
    From the same box as the cherubs’ wings.

    How did they all just come to be you?
    God thought about me, and so I grew.

    But how did you come to us, you dear?
    God thought about you, and so I am here.

    George Macdonald (1824–1905)

    http://bbs6.worldn.media.daum.net/griffin/do/koreawave/read?bbsId=507&articleId=139948&pageIndex=1&searchKey=&searchValue=

  • QQQQ

    Happy Liberation Day, Brad!!!!

  • http://justjared Dakota

    I was just on the mega post for Brad and Angelina and was watching the video of MAMS (page 754). I had never noticed, but when Brad races over to give Angie a hug or something , the producer stops him,lines him up for a picture and then when Brad turns his head to look at Angie, the producer takes his own hand that is behind Brad and turns Brad’s head back towards the picture. Brad had only one thing on his mind-Angie. Do you think they had seen each other between the premier and when he returned from Morocco ? Maybe someone can answer that question for me?

  • Vee

    It’s amazing that they cope with this attention as well as they do. They’ve been very generous in sharing their family with us.

  • kat

    interesting

  • GladGladGlad

    Blessings! Brad

  • name

    ‘he doesn’t know my boy’ :o)

  • name

    ‘he doesn’t know my boy’ :)

  • SONYA

    i hope im the first to write on this board. The sexiest father alive.

  • bertha

    oh woe me, the paps are always there where ever we go. STFU Brad. i think it’s hilarious that a couple who seems to be highly educated and aware of social issues and such, can’t seem to figure out how to create/give themselves and their kids a normal life. it isn’t that hard.

    stop blabbing to every form of media.

  • Sleeping Beauty

    way to go Brad!

  • lars

    He is starting to sound brainwashed by Angelina. They continue to put their children & themselves in situations where they are bound to get attacked by the papz but they are “so confused” as to why this is happening…..People who want to be seen as “smart & worldy” one moment and then “innocent & unegotistical” the next & whenever they feel it convenient are either LIARS or LYING TO THEMSELVES. Either way….who needs it?

  • name

    :) ‘he doesn’t know my boy’

  • PINKY JP

    love him more than ever before :)

  • sharon

    Brad looks hot as always. This is very profound interview of him. I know more about him and I love him more.

  • just sayin

    too much airbrushing and he still looks old and botoxed to the max. he should be with Nicole kidman…their face match.

  • luvmebabe

    sexy and wiser as he age.

  • Besane

    Happy LIBERATION DAY Brad! Two years later and see how much you have accomplished, both personally and professionally! BRAVO!!! Please continue to take a good care of your soul mate, the love of your life Angie and the kids :)

  • bertha

    From vee, “They’ve been very generous in sharing their family with us.”

    they don’t have to be generous about it. they can just simply not bring their kids everywhere they go just like what other celeb parents do. it’s simple as that. yet they parade them around like their the latest accessories.

  • just sayin

    remember when he was pimpin pix of shiloh out to the papz on the set of his movie? remember when he set up the photo-op of Zahara and himself on the horse buggy ride through CENTRAL PARK? Stop pimping your kids out, brotox .

  • shoegirl

    look how long it took them to figure out to use the back door at Mad’s school. If you don’t want them yelled out and photographed, quit giving paps every opportunity to.

  • lars

    Bertha,
    Thank you for seeing this the same way as I do. They are so rediculous with how they operate this manufactured family unit aka publicity machine. If he’s so worried about Zahara being scared of the cameras….how about they keep her away from situations that scare her…like THE CAMERAS? It’s sorta simple to do really…if they actually wanted to do it. But they don’t OBVIOUSLY.

  • shoegirl

    He’s wearing the hats to hide bad hair for a movie is what he said to Diane Sawyer

  • francesca

    i was just kidding! he should keep the hats on or maybe get a paper bag. it’ll help hide the botox damage.

  • SAMARA

    i wonder what his parents think about his faith and fame ..I know he was brought up baptise, i believe. I know they will always love him whatever he does

  • luv Brad
  • SONYA

    what a wonderful man.

  • Just me

    He looks delicious but what a gloomy interview. Is he having a breakdown?

  • bertha

    no problem lars, i totally agree with you. i mean brad acts like his sh*t doesn’t smell. oh it does, it does.

  • just sayin

    how about slowing down on making movies? isn’t that what angelina said she wanted? she said she couldn’t wait for them to live a normal life but brad has a bunch of movies lined up. so , i think he cares more about his career than his family. he just talks and gives people what he thinks they want to hear.

  • isitreallythatserious?

    Great interview!

    42 lars
    Should they keep their kids hidden? Locked in a deep dark cave to protect them or continue to live their life as a family and do what they do?

    All this fake concern cracks me up….all celebs take their kids out in the same matter as the JP’s but people like yourselfs don’t care to see those photos and that’s why we don’t see it all the time. BP isn’t the only celeb that is saying the same thing about the photohogs that follow them and shoot pics of his children and he will not be the last.