Brad Pitt Didn't Mean What He Said About Jennifer Aniston That Way
No good deed goes unpunished on the junket circuit, and thus Brad Pitt's flicker of candor to Parade Magazine has landed the actor in a bit of a jam. Except, wait: You took it the wrong way. Or did you? I am so confused.
"I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," Pitt told Parade. "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. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
Hoo boy. That prompted pundits to drag out Aniston's 2005 quote Pitt's missing "sensitivity chip" -- itself tied to the context of the notorious Pitt/Jolie family-photo spread in W, published not too long after the couple's dissolution. It also prompted THR to reach out to Pitt's people, whose 300-horsepower damage-control machine you could already hear whirring into high gear from parts far and wide.
""It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he said in a statement. "Jen is an incredibly giving, loving and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself -- and that, I am responsible for."
Whew! Now that that's cleared up... Anyway, keep a steady supply of popcorn by the couch; this is totally going to go on for the rest of our lives.
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