Brad Pitt in
Oh Brad, last week you had our hearts puffed up with your moving tribute to partner Angelina Jolie after she revealed she underwent a double mastectomy to lower her risk of cancer. This week, we feel like a flaccid, old balloon: the air just leaked out of our regard, "pssssst."
Speaking with Esquire, the actor did perform a backhanded Aniston diss that has become something of a trademark interview technique: "I spent years f***ing off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany…" i.e. his marriage to Aniston was a waste. Yes, yes, we know, you hung around the Malibu house smoking pot, drinking Margaritas, and eating lots of guac. Actually sounds fun.
But the really annoying thing about the interview is that Pitt reveals what a narcissist he is and then brushes it off with an imagined medical condition. "So many people hate me because they think I'm disrespecting them," said Pitt. "So I swear to God, I took one year where I just said, this year, I'm just going to cop to it and say to people, 'Okay, where did we meet?' But it just got worse. People were more offended....You get this thing, like, 'You're being egotistical. You're being conceited.' But it's a mystery to me, man. I can't grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I am going to get it tested."