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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.”

For more from Brad, visit EW.com! Bigger cover inside…

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