I did a bit of a double-take when I saw the Pitt-tastic cover of this weekend's Entertainment Weekly.
Clearly, the designers at the magazine have been reading a bit too much Esquire. The cover looks exactly like one of those fancy Esquire covers, minus the faux-handwritten headlines.
Don't know if this is intentional, an homage or outright stealing.
Oh well. We have a preview of the interview inside (on newsstands Friday, in which Pitt candidly discusses a variety of topics. He does come across as a genuinely good guy who's honest and unpretentious.
Here's some samples:
On choosing film over TV: You know, when I first started, they were trying to get me into sitcoms -- I think because I had that kind of Wonder Bread look and my hair always went into place. I kept saying, "I’m not good at sitcoms. I don’t know how to do that."
On being depressed when making "Interview With the Vampire": "I am miserable. Six months in the f---ing dark. Contact lenses, makeup, I’m playing the bitch role…"
On watching movies his kids watch and Taylor Lautner: "SharkBoy and LavaGirl?" That’s a great movie. Which one is he? SharkBoy? The guy that’s always photographed with his shirt off—is that the guy? That’s SharkBoy? Wow. I had no idea."
On being dubbed People's Sexiest Man Alive: "Well, they’re not saying you’re the Biggest A--hole, you know? When you get older, you realize it’s just for fun."
On whether he and wife Angelina Jolie will work together on another film: "We should be doing them together—that’s what we should be doing. We should be doing everything together, and then we could work less. We could have more time off."
On being asked what it was like to be named-checked in Shania Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire": "Yeah, that’s sweet. It’s sweet. It’s just unfortunate that my name rhymes with s---."Yes, that is unfortunate.