I’ve always pictured Brad Pitt as a real “reach for the comics page first” type of morning newspaper reader. Then when he’s done chuckling about Garfield (“Shoot Angie, I don’t know if Odie will ever catch a break!“), he grabs the thickest section and takes it to the garage, where he props it under his head like a pillow and takes a much-needed post-thinking nap. Brad must have accidentally rolled over onto the news section during a recent garage nap and read a few newsprint headlines that transferred onto this cheek, because Brad has some thoughts about Brexit and Donald Trump.
The New York Time’s T Magazine did an interview with Brad titled: “Five or six things I didn’t know about Brad Pitt.” One of the five or six things was that Brad is a “regular guy.” But they didn’t want to ask him the typical regular guy stuff, like if he helps any of his 500 children with their homework. Instead they asked Regular Guy Brad what he thinks about the UK’s Brexit issue. Talking about Brexit lead to talking about Donald Trump, and that lead to Brad getting deep into the issues.
“Man, I never thought that would happen. Same way I can’t bring myself to think that Trump will be in charge. In the simplest terms, what brings us together is good, and what separates us is bad. When things are going wrong and we can’t find the reason for it, we just start creating enemies.” I mention that when creating those enemies, we often look no further than what’s right in front of us. Gays, for example. “Or illegal immigrants,” he says.
But Brad understands why regular people would be drawn to Donald Trump’s rantings. They’re just too busy to watch the news!
“You gotta understand that it’s also in our DNA. Most Americans don’t have time to watch CNN and Fox and Al Jazeera. They’re trying to make the rent, get the kids fed, they’re tired when they get home and they want to forget about everything. And so suddenly when this voice comes in — and it doesn’t have to be a voice of substance — saying he’s fed up with all of this, that’s the part that hooks into the DNA.”
That doesn’t mean Normal Guy Brad believes the shit coming out of Trump’s mouth.
“What does he even mean, take our country back? Would someone please explain that to me? Where’d it go?”
The remaining 5 or 6 random things you didn’t know about Brad Pitt can be read here. And yes, they’re all random and a little boring. For example, Normal Guy Brad is really good at the normal person activity of forgetting to water his office plants. What a waste, asking him about plants when they could have been giving us something we could use. Like, “Do you still got that ass?” and “Can we see it?” Plants. You failed, T Magazine!
Here’s more of Brad posing it up for T Magazine.
Pics: Craig McDean/T Magazine