If you didn’t know, apparently this fall over in the U.K. it’s “get to know Brad Pitt season” because he is on the cover of not one but two British magazines.
In U.K.’s Psychologies magazine, the 50 year-old actor opens up about his 6 children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 6, and his beautiful wife Angelina Jolie.
On how it feels being a dad and how it has changed his life:
“I feel like the richest man alive since I’ve become a father.”
“Being a father has changed me on so many levels and made me more generous and alive. I see my children as an essential part of my life, and it means so much to be able to educate them and help them make their way in the world as they grow up,” the twice-wed actor explains. “I love being a father and all the responsibilities that entails.”
“I worry about them all the time. That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after. I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family.”
On parenting with Angelina:
“Angelina is just amazing. I’ll be tired and lie down on the sofa and then she’ll keep going until late at night. And that makes me feel like, ‘Why am I taking it easy?’ so I’ll go help out and play with the boys and get them to bed. You realize that you always have the energy inside you, and as a parent you need to have a lot of willpower.”
In British GQ’s November Issue, the Fury star talks about his marriage, George Clooney, his love for his co-star Shia LaBeouf, choosing film roles, and happiness.
On his marriage to Angelina Jolie:
“I wouldn’t say [marriage is] just a title. There’s more to it than that.”
On George Clooney calling him “unreachable”:
“Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as shit. He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard. [laughs]. I’m a bit of a loner you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”
On Shia LaBeouf and his commitment to acting:
“Oh, I love this boy. He’s one of the best actors I’ve ever seen. He’s full-on commitment, man. He’s living it like no one else, let me tell you. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great actors. He’s one of the best I’ve seen.”
On choosing film roles:
“I’ve been slowing down for a while now. And slowly transitioning to other things. And, truthfully, I do want to spend more time with my kids before they’re grown up and gone.”
“I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time. ‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself,”
On whether he would call himself happy:
“I’ve always believed happiness is overrated, you know? It’s those difficult times that inform the next wonderful time, and it’s a series of trade-offs, of events, of wins and losses.”
To read the rest of the interview, click here.