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Brad Pitt Covers 'Entertainment Weekly'

Brad Pitt Covers 'Entertainment Weekly'

Brad Pitt is on high-alert on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s World War Z edition, on newsstands tomorrow.

Here’s what the 49-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On making a zombie thriller: “These movies are very intricate puzzles, and you have to keep winding the mechanisms and then trigger them all at just the right time. We give so much more credence to the end-of-the-year dramas. In these movies you’re triggering emotions, too—a thrill response—but they are far more calibrated. You’ve got to be a bit of a technician.”

On World War Z: “This unprecedented threat comes along, and it’s going to end everything and everybody unless someone comes up with an answer. The interesting thing is how different those answers are and the way those choices lead to power shifts and life-and-death consequences.”

On cutting the scenes filmed in Budapest: “Well, you remember that at the time I was really interested in a more political film, using the zombie trope as a kind of Trojan horse for asking: ‘What would happen to sociopolitical lines if there was a pandemic like this? Who would be on top? Who would be the powerful countries and who would be the most vulnerable?’. We wanted to really explore that, but it was just too much. We got bogged down in it; it was too much to explain. It gutted the fun of what these films are meant to be.”

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  • QQQQ

    First!

  • Purple Rain

    Second!

  • Cece

    Glad he got rid of the political overtones – sounds like good summer fun.

  • busted

    So going to have to buy this issue of EW.

    I’m also looking forward to the movie. Early reaction from the screenings are very positive.

    The troll need to save their pennies. We all know they will be seeing this as well. How else will they be able to whine about the film. Brad looks really HOT on the cover too. This is a keeper.

  • merp
  • Shreya

    Wonderful man – beautiful inside and outside. This movie is going to be big and will atleast get $500 million dollars at the boxoffice counting the overseas profits as well….

    All the critics and normal people are raving about this movie.

  • Passing Through

    Prepare for another troll meltdown!

  • Passing Through

    # 188 Gun @ 03/28/2013 at 5:13 am
    .
    @JP Fan:
    Echo film
    Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV movie) (executive producer) (completed)
    2013 Icizzle Presents Dog IDS (short) (executive producer)
    2011 Five (TV movie) (executive producer)
    2010/I The Switch (executive producer)
    2009 Becoming Icizzle (video documentary) (executive producer)
    2008 Management (executive producer)
    .
    Justin Producer
    2010 Megamind (creative consultant)
    2008 Tropic Thunder (executive producer)
    2007 Dedication (executive producer)
    Zoolander 2 (announced)
    2011 Documental (TV movie)
    2007 Dedication
    .
    +++++++++++++++++++
    .
    Excuse me…did a hen REALLY just post this pathetic list of TIcky’s “accomplishments” as a producer? OMFG. They’re even stupider than I thought they were…and that’s saying something. Just because one has an “executive producer” credit it doesn’t mean you were completely involved in the film. In fact in a lot of actors’ case it’s frequently given as a mulligan to keep a star happy. That’s certainly what happned on Turkey Baster. Ticky has a history of glomming onto other people’s projects as well – see: Five, the Lifetime movie produced by her Friends boss Marta Kauffman. There’s also a second “Five” project on the list, too, and yes, that’s also Marta Kauffman’s project.
    .
    BTW – whoever searched IMDB didn’t look at the page for Echo Films. It’s as barren and dry as Ticky’s uterus. It lists only Turkey Baster and 2 flicks as “in development”. In Ticky’s case that means, “As. Fvcking. If.”
    .
    http://www.imdb.com/company/co0234791/?ref_=fn_al_co_1
    .
    PS – Don’t even get me started on The Skinny Jeaned One.

  • We’re the morons

    These trolls never quit do they? Brad’s handsome self is on the cover of EW magazine. Check Brad out!

  • plez

    Love the cover. Can’t wait for the movie.

  • an oldie

    @Passing Through:
    Excuse me…did a hen REALLY just post this pathetic list of TIcky’s “accomplishments” as a producer? OMFG. They’re even stupider than I thought they were…and that’s saying something. Just because one has an “executive producer” credit it doesn’t mean you were completely involved in the film. In fact in a lot of actors’ case it’s frequently given as a mulligan to keep a star happy. That’s certainly what happned on Turkey Baster. Ticky has a history of glomming onto other people’s projects as well – see: Five, the Lifetime movie produced by her Friends boss Marta Kauffman. There’s also a second “Five” project on the list, too, and yes, that’s also Marta Kauffman’s project.
    .
    BTW – whoever searched IMDB didn’t look at the page for Echo Films. It’s as barren and dry as Ticky’s uterus. It lists only Turkey Baster and 2 flicks as “in development”. In Ticky’s case that means, “As. Fvcking. If.
    ”=======================

    I know, PT. The hens think all people are stupid like they are.

  • plez

    I don’t know who uses Brad more to promote their projects – Mike Tyson or Kirsten Dunst,

  • who

    Great cover!! Love it.

  • BF

    Please do the whole world a favor SHUT THE F@#* UP, cut your grease hair and find yourself a real job, oh wait you have no brain so perhaps the last suggestion doesn’t apply to you.

  • http://www.isatoutsimplement.org Isa

    The cover isn’t very beautiful … unflaterring pic !
    http://www.isatoutsimplement.org

  • a fan

    I can’t wait to see the movie.

  • Passing Through

    # 205 lylian @ 03/28/2013 at 6:23 am
    .
    Great post, Lylian. Too bad the troll can’t read for comprehension. Too many multi-syllabic words, too. These losers deserve to experience first-hand what these women and children are being subjected to on a daily basis. Some of them have been raped on more than one occasion. And they’ve also go children who were raped along side them and have had to endure the torture of seeing a grown ass man defile their child and not be able to do anything to stop it. HTF can this possibly be a subject to mock or a situation in which to belittle and defame Angie? We’ve always known these trolls are low-life scumbags lacking any human decency, but dayum. They’re way out of line and the sad thing is their hatred for Angie is so deep that they can’t see past it and that’s beyond pathetic. Yet they’re over-protective of a 44 y.o. tv hag who’s gone out of her way to make her own life a running joke that everyone’s in on except her and her hens. Amazing.

  • “He’s a filthy longhair hippy”

    Actress Kirsten Dunst doesn’t have fond memories of her first kiss, insisting her smooch with Brad Pitt in “Interview With the Vampire” was “disgusting.”

  • WWzzzz

    Brad looks like a monkey.

  • valis202

    @BF:

    LOL. If you hate him so much, why are you here. A real job. Oh you mean that thing that Jennifer Aniston’s midget is till trying to get.

  • a fan

    Kirsten Dunst was 11, at that age, they don’t like kiss anyone.

  • Cece

    To the people commenting on the Kirsten Dunst quote: Get a life. She said it was disgusting because she was a CHILD. No kid is going to find that pleasant at that age. It’s hardly some rejection of Brad Pitt.

  • Lesser Magic

    Africa is dripping blood in the background. Just part of the NWO plans.
    Incrementally being introduced to a possible crisis that will enable a one world government to form and lessen the shock. Create crisis— wait for reaction—provide solution
    Good job brad ,,,,nwo stooge

  • Shreya

    Kirsten Dunst was 11 years old for gods sake. Of course it would have been disgusting to kiss a man who is old enough to be her dad. It would have been weirder if she liked it…

  • Passing Through

    # 217T he ring @ 03/28/2013 at 8:09 am
    .
    Angelina Jolie: Brad Pitt and I Did Not Marry in Secret

    “Is that a wedding ring, Angelina?” a reporter asks in a video posted to TMZ.com. “No, it’s not,” she replies.
    .
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    .
    Poor crackhead troll. I see you’re failing at “reading for comprehension” again. Angie didn’t say she and Brad hadn’t married in secret. She was asked if the ring she was wearing is a wedding ring – and she said it isn’t. That is completely different from saying that she and Brad aren’t married. It’s also completely different than saying she doesn’t have ANOTHER RING that’s her wedding ring. Best of all – you can’t accuse Angie of lying either. The TMZ tool didn’t ask her if she and Brad had gotten married. He just asked if she was waring a wedding ring – and she’s not. Ergo, one of your homies needs to buy your ass some McGuffy Readers so you can help D!ck and Jane find Spot.

  • valis202

    @Lesser Magic:

    WTF. If you feel so deeply about the world, run for office, go and volunteer abroad, do something practical because I think that coming onto a celebrity website and criticizing Brad Pitt really isn’t going to change the world for the better

  • Lily

    EW interview is always strict to business. No personal questions. Can’t wait to read Brad’s other interviews for WWZ.

  • Passing Through

    # 238 Phool @ 03/28/2013 at 9:39 am
    .
    ROTFLMSO. A UK tabloid claims Squiggy is writing a song for Ticky for their “wedding of the century”…that’ll be toast as soon as Brad and Angie make it official…
    .
    GMAFB. Squiggy tried out for SBC’s role in Les Miz his flat ass. Dude don’t want to work so aucitioning ain’t happening. Plus if his singing is anything like his lame ass old white man break dancing peole are in for damned good chuckle. Bring that shite on. Maybe Ticky can play the dobro to accompany him. (Just a little Boring Girls humor).

  • AWHODAT!

    @Passing Through:
    PT I’m so glad you explained this. Apparently, tsaid explanation also needs to be given to the moron on HuffnPuff entertainment because THEY MADE THE EXACT SAME ERROR. Why oh why are tehre so many stupid people in the world. O my fukkkking god. LMAO.

    BTW, Big up to all JP fans circa 2005. I see the gang’s all here fighting the good fight. And the stinky trolls are still wallowing in ticky’s barren womb as usual. Its all good.

  • busted

    @11

    So you pev you expect an 11 year old to find is ‘sexy” hot to kiss a grown man 30 or so. YOU are completed idiots.. She has made that comment several times.

    she was a child. Which thinking about Angie’s trip to the Congo and the subject matter just makes the troll comments so much more disgusting. These freaks are beyond belief. But hey funny how Brad became so unattractive because he left a lesser woman for woman of greater character.

  • YIB

    Same old same old maniston and her only importance in JPs assoication and this pigs give in to that…..

  • tweet

    Julien R. Fielding ‏@BodhiGrrl now

    Really enjoyed #KillingThemSoftly. It’s a cynical, brutal, brilliantly filmed drama. #BradPitt is divine.

  • YIB

    Jared late to post this but late that never right.
    I like the interview and how he put it… zombies will rule june 2013!

  • YIB

    Why give attention to those people and their usual “using ” shiiiiit.
    It is predictable why the user “stars” say and why the spams copy and paste it here. Ignore them no one cares.

  • a lurker

    crdt brangelinaforum

    Here comes another sneak peek at Paramount’s upcoming summertime zombie offering World War Z! This one comes courtesy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, which brought us a couple of never-before-seen slivers of undead goodness.

    In the film Brad Pitt plays a U.N. employee racing against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly zombie pandemic, and his Plan B shingle is producing. Mireille Enos (“Big Love”, “The Killing”) plays his wife, a mother of two girls. Their co-stars include Eric West, Matthew Fox, David Morse, and James Badge Dale.

    Look for World War Z in theatres on June 21st!
    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/65073/several-new-world-war-z-stills-leap-out-you

  • LoL

    I feel so bad for Brad to have his fiancé deny wedding speculations the way she did.

  • LoL

    She literally screamed out NO!!!! Face it she will never marry him. Like I’ve said before just becasue his losa fanatics would give their right thumb to marry him doesn’t mean Angie would. Even kristen dunst thought kissing him was disgusting and she still does. Hahahhaahahahhaah

  • LoL

    Btw, isn’t it a little earliy to be promoting this crapfest? I guess that’s why maddox was wearing the shirt and Angie had to wear a ring but I bet he didn’t think she would promptly deny it so soon. Haha! Even the today show was shocked that Angie answered the tmz papz.

  • LoL

    Please! Rose, passing through,or one of the other fanatics please explain why Angie answered tmz so fast? Why does she feel the need to clear up that particular rumor more so than say the countless other rumors about herself? Waiting. Tick toxk tick tock

    It reminds me of the time they were on the sag awards red carpet and she quickly shut down engagement/wedding rumors to people mag and brad looked hurt. A short time later he gave her that godawful ugly as hell ring.

  • well

    I bet Brad felt the same about Kirsten kissing him. well. Angie said Brad was a great kisser, so she enjoyed it for 8 + years.

  • lurker

    @well:
    the troll is trying to get fans mad,ignore the idiot

  • BW

    Brad always tries to make something new out of any genre of films. I can’t wait to see his zombie movie.

  • Brad Fan

    This should be very interesting.

  • Rose

    Lol, why you worry what Angie say, you don’t like her so it’s none of your business. TMZ shouted to Angie, is that a wedding ring? she reply “it’s not”.

    Last year August I was watching Kelly and Michael show, they had Anne Hathaway on. Kelly asked Anne when she was getting married she denied to have any knowledge of a date, she replied they have ” no time in 2012 for a wedding”. On september 29, 2012 Anne Hathaway was married. When she returned to Kelly and Michael, Anne apologized to lie to both of them. Sometimes want to keep their business private, so what you god do sue them?

  • Lucian

    I was about to get off the wedding train, then I realized that the ring Angie worn at LAX was different from the ring she worn in the trip. So I am still on the wedding train until next week’s Angie appearance at Woman in the World summit, if she wears engagement ring, then they aren’t married yet.

  • JP Fan

    @Rose:
    Oh gosh Rose you are making way too much sense for the trolls to understand. Is it just me or is the media really really slow, when did Angelina deny they had a secret wedding all she said was she was not wearing a wedding band, the one she wore on the trip is not plain like this one. As if Angelina would tell TMZ if she got married.

  • Just Sayin

    Even many grown up actors and actresses find the kissing scenes in the movies are awkward or unpleasant experience, it is part of their jobs. Not to mention ask a 11 year old to kiss a grown up male co-star.

  • annon

    http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.810&article=99407

    Brad Pitt: ‘World War Z bogged down in politics’

    Brad Pitt claims ‘World War Z’ got ”bogged down” in being political.

    The actor, who stars in and produces the upcoming zombie thriller, has revealed that several of the film’s scenes shot in Budapest have been cut from the finished movie because, although he was initially more interested in making a ”political film”, the underlying social agenda became ”too much” for a summer blockbuster.

    He explained to Entertainment Weekly: ”At the time, I was really interested in a more political film, using the zombie trope as a kind of Trojan horse for asking, ‘What would happen to sociopolitical lines if there was a pandemic like this? Who would be on top? Who would be the powerful countries and who would be the most vulnerable?’

    ”We wanted to really explore that, but it was just too much. We got bogged down in it; it was too much to explain. It gutted the fun of what these films are meant to be.”

    Pitt added that even though ‘World War Z’ is a fantasy movie about zombies, it still packs a dramatic punch like films we see released during Oscars season.

    He said: ”These movies are very intricate puzzles, and you have to keep winding the mechanisms and then trigger them all at just the right time. We give so much more credence to the end-of-the-year dramas. In these movies you’re triggering emotions, too – a thrill response – but they are far more calibrated. You’ve got to be a bit of a technician.”

    The ambitious movie, directed by Marc Foster and co-starring Mireille Enos and Matthew Fox, is set to hit cinemas this summer, but the flick – which took eight years to bring to life – has been hampered by numerous rewrites and reshoots, resulting in the film’s budget reportedly ballooning from $125 million to $175 million.

  • rada

    i love brad but that is one cheesy cover!

  • Rose

    @Lucian: Hi Lucian, I have read so many different take as to what Angie said to that TMZ Papz about the ring. Some sites said, she said “No”, I never heard that. I read several different interpretation of what Angie said, “we are not married”., or “Brad and I are not secretly married”, ect. Where do they get these quotes from a simple. “Is that a wedding ring”, Angie replied, “it’s not”. But trolls can carry on in their delusional thinking, whatever gets them through the day.

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