Brad Pitt Defends Angelina. . . and Jennifer Aniston

Brad Pitt’s looking older than I imagine on the cover of W magazine (sob!), but it’s what he said in the interview that’s really got me thinking. Remember when Jen made a comment about Angelina being “uncool”? Even Brad was understanding enough to say it was probably taken out of context, so we can relax.

There were a ton of tidbits in this great interview– here are the highlights:

On his relationship with Jennifer Aniston: “We still check in with each other. She was a big part of my life, and me hers. I don’t see how there cannot be [that]. That’s life, man. That’s life.”

On Jen saying that Angelina’s “uncool”: “Listen, man, Jen is a sweetheart. I think she got dragged into that one, and then there’s a second round to all of that Angie versus Jen. It’s so created.”

Talking about Mr. and Mrs. Smith Drama: “What people don’t understand is that we filmed [Mr. & Mrs. Smith] for a year. We were still filming after Jen and I split up. Even then it doesn’t mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn’t. I’m very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful. [The film] will mean something to our kids. It will, that’s all.”

In support of gay marriage: “People who are against gay marriage do not understand the very freedoms that they themselves are enjoying. What if someone said, ‘Sorry, no Christianity here? No Judaism. Certainly no Mormons.’ No one would stand for that, and I wouldn’t allow anyone to say that either. I’d fight them in the same way.”

On his family: “I’m scared to death of death. I quit smoking. That was the only thing that got me to quit. That was it. Done.”

On… Himself: “By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop.”

For some reason, I think he’s managed to quell any remaining JA drama. Maybe the predictions were wrong after all.