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Chris Martin: I'm Still Trying To Live Up To Brad Pitt

Chris Martin: I'm Still Trying To Live Up To Brad Pitt

Coldplay’s Chris Martin is happily married to Gwyneth Paltrow– they even have two kids together. But somehow, Chris still feels like an underdog.

“You’ve got to be hungry,” he tells Rolling Stone. “If your wife went out with Brad Pitt, you’d want to prove yourself, you know what I mean?”

Brad, then 31, and Gwyn, then 22, started dating in 1995 after they met on the set of the thriller Seven and got engaged in November 1996. Their two-and-a-half-year relationship ended in June 1997.

Also in the Rolling Stone article, Chris mentions that he sees reason for hope: “As soon as Barack Obama becomes president, people will be a bit more optimistic. If Obama was to be president, it would immediately change the whole outside world’s opinion of America overnight. America’s public image at the moment is really bad. And it’s a bummer, because over half of Americans are the coolest people on the planet. But they’ve been so misrepresented… But I think that, really, the fair thing would be, in electing the American president, to let everyone in the world vote, because it affects all of us. If there was a world vote, there’s no question who would win. No question. Of course, Barack Obama is human like the rest of us. He’s going to f— up. But I’m just trying to look on the bright side. What’s the point of being negative? Where does that get us? It gets you your own radio chat show, but it doesn’t really do anything for the world.”

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  • [â��I n F a m o u sâ��]

    i knew he’d post this. lmao

  • miley

    ew his ugly anyway

  • aundrea

    does this couple have to constantly mention brad pitt….. give it up now but besides that i totally agree with what he said about Obama.

  • l

    hes not ugly , gwen you lucky bitch . ugh

  • scout

    And it’s a bummer, because over half of Americans are the coolest people on the planet.

    over half Martie?..really?

  • michelle

    Chris Martin is so cool.

  • sunnykidstyle

    He really shouldn’t worry about measuring up to Brad Pitt, after all, Gwyneth and Brad broke up years ago and she chose to marry him, not Brad, so this certianly was not some kind of replacement deal, I would say. Also, I never realized how much they actually look alike, in the pictures above, Gwyneth and Chris could even be siblings. I always thought their kids were all her, but now, I also see a lot of him in Moses.

    Oh, and by the way, if you have a second to spare, please visit my new blog about stylish design for kids and feel free to give me some feedback. I’d really appreciate it :):)

  • irene

    good luck on that one

  • shenanyginz

    stay the way you are chris martin!

  • Helena

    So suddenly them mentioning Brad a couple of times means that they always talk about him? It was a joke.

  • sofia

    I looooooooooove Chris Martin!

  • casey

    i love chris and gwyneth. chris martin > brad pitt

  • bonzo

    he wants to WORLD to vote for the American President? What an idiot. Let’s all hug, sing kumbaya and be the United States of the World. This guy is stoooopid.

  • JR = nobody’s sweetheart

    Gwynnie is still in love with Brad. She cheated and he said “Adios!! todo listo” and then she regretted her behavior. “I was the architect of my own misery” right Gwynnie — you were — you cheated on a good man who adored you and you deserved to get the consolation prize.

    If one of you could figure out how to do your publicity without Brad’s coattails we would all appreciate it.

  • laura 23

    Now you’ve done it. I no longer hate Chris Martin. More hate for others I suppose.

  • Lola

    So I guess we should let all the terrorists vote. I’m sure they would vote for Obama!

  • Lynn

    I love his band….and he’s got great talent! I don’t understand why people get so angry, he has an opinion and he has a right to it.

  • spider monkey

    And it’s a bummer, because over half of Americans are the coolest people on the planet.

    over half Martie?..really?

    Yeah the ones that never voted for W in the first place…that would be about half.

  • ñññ

    I love coldplay and he seem a very good guy

  • lucy

    he can have my vote if he’ll pay my taxes! Hell, I’m voting Obama anyway.

  • Dorothy

    I love Chris Martin’s mention of Brad PItt and I love his political stance. Its so awesome…like Coldplay!

    Viva La Vids!

  • Mediterranean

    Chris and his wife have to stop talking, mentioning Brad in almost every interview they make.

    I start to believe that they don’t have anything interesting in their life but Brad.

    It was over since June 1997. 11 years are long enough to move on….

    This is becoming a habit for the ex-women of Brad, never move on, always move backward.

  • kit

    Wow, that was so dumb.

  • finland

    Yea Chris, Gwyneth dated Brad Pitt, but she chose YOU! Brad seems simple compared to Chris. Gwyneth is intelligent. I knew Brad wouldn’t hold her interest for long — he’s cute but a little airy brained. Not original in his opinions at all. But Chris is a more complex man with much artistic talent and that’s the kind of man Gwyneth was drawn to and needed. Good on them.

  • quelqu’un

    Brad might be better looking but in the talent departement Chris wins hands down imo. Coldplay music is beyond awesome

  • csdc

    nobody cares, nobody ever heard of Brad Pitt before Thelma and Louise, he isn’t a good actor, he is dull and played up a macho image that backfired in his face : now he is trying to justify his vain existence with half hearted ventures into humanitarianism while he lives in a castle…… Cjris Martin is a million times better than that vain, surgeried actor…. and it is stupid of him to say crap like this

  • Mike

    BRAD IS A GREAT ACTOR!!!! hater!!!! lol

  • sheryl

    Typical lefty BS.

    Obama probably isn’t going to be POTUS. Why? Higher taxes, no foreign experience, puny record, he is not the post racial candidate he said because he belongs to one of the most race hating churches in America run by Rev. Wright, visited by Pfleger and honored by Farrakan. Plus he knocked out the first viable female candidate & did it in a sexist manner. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned Barack.

    BTW, Chris Martin is in bad company….Hamas, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro wants BHO to be president too. I’m sure if asked Ahmedinajad would cast a vote for Barry too.

  • unknown@losangeles

    That’s silly Mr. Martin… letting people who don’t pay American Taxes vote for our President.

    Let us Americans vote for your leaders then we’ll talk about it. Seriously, just coz what happens here affects people over the world they suddenly feel they have right in our society and country.

    Vow that you’re willing to die and shed blood for us through good times and bad and pay our taxes then you’ll get the CONSIDERATION to have the CONSIDERATION to vote in OUR ELECTIONS!

    If you want to vote in America… become an AMERICAN CITIZEN! Seriously give more of yourself to MY COUNTRY than your opinion… if you’re going to make a statement like that!

    Because if I could have it my way all the I’d vote all the Anti-American politicians out of every government in the world… after all what happens outside my country affects mine right?

    What a stupid reason to let non citizens vote in elections of countries they don’t belong to. The most rediculous reason to let non-American citizens vote in American citizens… coz it affects them. Try pledging your allegiance first to America… then paying our taxes.

  • nini

    I think it is just a guy talk. I think he and gwenth have a good marriage. but don’t forget how gwenth was devestated when she borke up with brad. chris is talented in his music but not a very good lookinf guy at all. Brad is more famous, he is a good actor and many times voted the sexist man alive. There is something about Brad that drive everthing nuts for him. I am sure it is all for the saying sake he chirs said this.

  • Draqqar

    yawn, they’re so banal and boring. CM can even be duller than that stockfish of wife. pff


    For god sake, Is this marriage work ? cuz they constant talking about brad and Angelina…. SOOOO PATHETIC…..

  • indiesr

    There is only one Brad Pitt, baby…and “he ain’t no Brad Pitt. :)

  • WOW

    for all that downplay Brad at every turn, “he’s insincere” ” he’s a phony” “he’s not such nice guy as he would have everyone believe”
    well apparently there’s someone who knows him a lot better than any of us who begs to differ and can’t forget about him 11 years later

  • Jenny

    Oh my! Poor guy. Brad Pitt has obviously been a conversation in their marriage. Can she not move on already? Okay, so you dated Brad Pitt, get over yourself. Yes, we know you work out with Madonna. We know you won’t let your kids eat at McDonalds. You are so COOL! She should be a bit more humble, especially when her mother and her could pass as sisters.

  • WelshBoy

    Frankly, I’ve always found Brad very bland, vain, and lacking in virility. I find Chris far more attractive.

  • mulu

    Gwyneth Paltrow let Brad go & hated to hurt him cuz he was good. Then some pain and guilt mostly. Paltrow was the dominant one in the relationship – like how Angelina Jolie is now. Brad is easy. Women can lead him.

  • justasimpleman

    What a loser!!!! This marriage probably won’t last. This man really has low self-esteem

  • marina

    Really I do not believe that CM and GP live their lives comparing themselves to BP’s or others. She’s not my favorite actress, and I like just one record of coldplay, but I think that the way CM talks is a joke, and maybe it’s being taken out of context.
    After all, it must be tiring to be asked or referred to someone who is in the past. If Brad has also talked sometimes of someone in his past in a positive manner, Gwyneth and even others are entitled to say positive stuff or anecdotes about each other. It would show that they are adults, that they are open and hold no regrets, just like Angelina has said in the new post. Moving on does not necessarily mean erasing absolutely everything good and bad.

  • Sunny

    Barrack Obama is a Marxist. Please pay attention, USA.

  • erika

    Gwynnie is not a good actress .. she slept the whole way through the movie with Michael Douglas …
    Brad gets down on his hands and knees every day and thanks God he did not marry this scarecrow on stilts.

  • steve

    great chris

  • lylian

    I can’t help thinking that Chris is rather immature. I’m not American and yes, whoever is elected the american president will take actions which affect me – as will China’s president or Russia and in time, India.

    However, America is not my country and American Presidents should always make sure that he puts his country and his country people’s interest first and foremost, as I would expect the President of MY COUNTRY to do.

    The fact that an American President should make sure that America maintains good relationships with its allies and its neighbours because to do so is GOOD FOR AMERICANS is a no brainer. No man is an island and no country either in this globalised world.

  • ks

    csdc @ 06/11/2008 at 5:38 pm nobody cares, nobody ever heard of Brad Pitt before Thelma and Louise

    Duh!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

    You all can go after BP all you want but it doesn’t change the fact the Chris feels inferior to BP.

  • pianogirl

    Omg, some of you people just don’t get the British sense of humour or maybe you just don’t have one but then what can you expect from people who can’t even spell basic words.

    And no we don’t want to vote in your elections, but remember our country has the strongest alliance with the USA therefore what happens there politically matters to us. The arrogance and ignorance of some americans NEVER ceases to amaze me.

    You can keep Mr Pitt, give me a man with true talent any day.

  • LoriLori

    Chris Martin is funny finally someone said it out loud, Its hard to measure up to BP. GP never mentions Ben Afleck and the truck load of boyfriends after but, BP ex’s can’t move on

    CM thought’s are insightful and right on time, America is hated because of this administration

  • snellie

    “But I think that, really, the fair thing would be, in electing the American president, to let everyone in the world vote, because it affects all of us. If there was a world vote, there’s no question who would win. No question. Of course, Barack Obama is human like the rest of us. He’s going to f— up. ”

    So if we use this kind of logic to elect a president, it shouldn’t seem so bad that George W. Bush was elected president twice right? What an idiot. It’s blanket statements like these that disenfranchise the American people in electing the candidate of their choice. So can I vote for the president of Venezuela now too???

  • null

    OMG, csdc – what a crazy, delusional, *** you are. LOL.

    I love Chris Martin. He’s such a witty, smart guy. So is Brad, actually. They’re both socially aware and doing their share to bring awareness to their different interests. We could learn a lot from them – maybe we don’t share their views, but at least they believe in something and actually do something about it. It’s so easy to just sit here in front of our computers, post anonymously, and judge.

  • null

    PS And I do think he has a point regarding the President of the US. The US is not as powerful as it used to be, but it is still one of the most powerful countries in the world and what it does has global implications. And let’s face it – if George Bush did not decide to go to war against Saddam, Australia, the UK, etc., would not have, either, and their soldiers wouldn’t have died alongside the americans and iraqis.

  • Jill

    mulu @ 06/11/2008 at 7:51 pm
    Brad is easy. Women can lead him.

    That has got to be the stupidest comment I’ve ever read on this board. If he was so “easy”, his ex-wife wouldn’t have been bed-hopping from man to man for the past three years and ended up getting pissed on by John Mayer.