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Brad Pitt: Quotes on life with Aniston were misinterpreted [Poll]

September 16, 2011 |  2:03 pm

Brad Pitt says his remarks about living an uninteresting life when married to Jennifer Aniston were misinterpreted.

Brad Pitt wants people to know that he didn't mean married life with Jennifer Aniston was uninteresting when he told Parade magazine that, for a time, he was living an uninteresting life and that he thought his marriage to her had something to do with it.

"It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," Pitt said Friday in a written statement, referring to Thursday's gossip kerfuffle about the remarks. "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."

Guess the "Brad Pitt is finally 'satisfied' " headline on the piece didn't help much in setting the tone — along with those other highlighted quotes about how happy he is. Now. With Angelina Jolie.

Here's the Pitt quote due in print Sunday, as teased by 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 Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't.

So, the decision is yours. If the Ministry knows anything, it's that quotes are taken out of context and misinterpreted all the time. That said, the did-he-mean-it-or-not debate is at least, y'know, fairly interesting.

New Aniston beau Justin Theroux might have a foolproof technique for not being misinterpreted: During an interview, simply pose, look pretty and speak about nothing except your relationship with your own facial hair.

Pitt's new movie, "Moneyball," opens Sept. 23.


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— Christie D'Zurilla

Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, then husband and wife, at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in 2004. Credit: Eric Gaillard / Reuters.