Brad Pitt is promoting Moneyball, a movie that’s already been getting Oscar buzz. He also starred in the controversial film, Tree of Life. He's made a lot of socially conscious movies in the past year. But more important than any of that...he said some things about Jennifer Aniston.
At the premiere of Moneyball, Pitt was asked about his recent Parade interview that everyone thought was a slight on his marriage to Aniston.
Pitt said in Parade:
“I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," he admits. "I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself."
Which didn't sound so bad until he added:
“I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
But at the premiere, Brad said his comments were misinterpreted. “That was never my intention for it to be spun that way,” Pitt told PEOPLE. “People read things into it that just weren’t there.”
So come on, people. Can we stop talking about this, worrying about this, writin—uh, moving on.
Moneyball, from what I gather, is a movie about baseball that includes two and a half hours of Brad Pitt looking dreamy. Isn’t that the tagline? I think that’s the tagline.
Pitt admitted to Sports Illustrated that he’s not much of a baseball guy, even going so far as to say he’s surprised he got the job.
“It’s shameful how little I know about baseball. I’m amazed they let me do this movie…. baseball and I didn’t get along that well. I wrestled one year [in high school]. I dove one year. Everything but baseball.”
But his kids might have a better chance with the sport. The Moneyball premiere took place at the Oakland Coliseum, where Pitt said:
“My son is a big baseball fan. We went to a Yankees game and we were sitting next to the dugout. [Derek] Jeter offered him a cracked bat, and he said, 'It's broken!'”
Pitt said of hanging out at the Coliseum:
“Getting into the Oakland Coliseum and being inside the baseball world is something you just don't get to do every day. When you are a spectator, you are left behind the gate, so to speak. So getting inside was a real privilege."