Brad Pitt has been mighty chatty lately, what with a lengthy Entertainment Weekly interview in September and now a one-on-one with the Hollywood Reporter. As Pitt faces 50 in less than two years, the Oscar-nominated actor has become more sanguine about opening up--and when he opens up, eye-opening details come pouring out about marriage, "Moneyball," and misery.
Pitt has actually brought up marriage talk with his famous partner of seven years, Angelina Jolie. Pitt dropped hints to Ellen DeGeneres and USA Today in September. "We'd actually like to," he tells the Hollywood Reporter, "and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it 'til everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids ... and it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment."
That so-called "declaration" surfaced in an October 2006 Esquire interview, when he stated, "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able." Jolie, for her part, admitted in a 2010 Nightline interview that "it'd be hard to say 'No' to the kids. They're not asking." Now they're asking, and Pitt's applying the word "ludicrous" to their marital boycott.