Brad Pitt: Not putting 'exact deadline' on retirement from acting
Just like Brad Pitt didn't mean life with Jennifer Aniston wasn't interesting when he said he was living an uninteresting live while he was with Aniston, he apparently didn't mean he would be retiring in three years when he told Australian "60 Minutes" he would be retiring in three years.
"I wasn't putting an exact deadline on my expiration date," Pitt said Tuesday at a news conference in South Korea, where "Moneyball" premiered Tuesday. "But I see it coming. I have other interests."
TARA BROWN: If Brad Pitt wants us to be surprised, then he's left the best, and for his fans, the worst, til last. At the height of his fame and game, he's preparing to turn his back on acting. How much longer would you like to do your business for?
BRAD: Three years.
TARA BROWN: Three years?
TARA BROWN: And then what happens after three years?
BRAD: Hell if I know. Hell if I know. I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together. And getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise, so ... You know, I have gotten away with a few things in writing and I have been pissed off about a few things. How's that?
Perhaps Pitt is out of practice with the interviews, as he and Angelina Jolie don't do them much outside of when they're promoting projects?
His explanation for the "uninteresting" Aniston comments to Parade earlier this year were as follows:
"It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. 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."
At least this time, the only one he has to get it straight with, other than fans and the media, is himself.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Brad Pitt signs autographs for fans on the red carpet in Seoul, South Korea, where "Moneyball" premiered Tuesday. Credit: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press