Brad Pitt is a little leery of dying but he's coming to terms with the idea of grown older. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Pitt talks about his partner of three years, Angelina Jolie, their six kids, and how his aging movie, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' got him thinking about his own mortality.
"Angie and I do not fight anymore," Pitt says. "What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of her mother [actress Marcheline Bertrand in 2007], is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore."
"I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. Or friends, people I love and respect. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."
He speaks in lofty terms about 'Benjamin Button', a film in which the character is born an old man and ages backwards.
Pitt: "I find Benjamin is about those universal things we all share — that 95 percent that makes us all the same, wherever we are in the world. Our loves, our hopes, but also the loss that we all walk around with and hide very well, and the ultimate notion that we're all expendable. To me, it's a counter-statement to this divisive period we've been in, where we focused on the two, three, four, five percent of ways in which we're different."
As for real life, Pitt sounds like he views it like scenes or vignettes from a movie. Here's another highlight from the Stones interview:
"I have this fantasy of my older days, painting or sculpting or making things," Pitt says. "I have this fantasy of a bike trip to Chile. I have this fantasy of flying into Morocco. But right now, more and more, it's about getting the work done and getting home to family. I have an adventure every morning, getting up."
Read the interview at Rolling Stone.