Revealed: Brad Pitt’s ban on sex scenes with other women… and how Zahara cringes at his steamy kisses with Angelina
Their chemistry in 2005’s Mr and Mrs Smith was sizzling enough to drive huge crowds to the box office, and – of course – to build a long-term relationship.
And a friend of Brad Pitt’s has sensationally revealed in a new authorised interview with Esquire that Brad has placed a self-imposed ban on filming sex scenes with other women out of respect for Angelina Jolie.
So that means his steamy scenes all now take place at home, which makes his eldest daughter Zahara, eight, cringe… he revealed to the magazine.
Hearthrob: But to Zahara, Brad Pitt is just ‘Daddy’ and he needs to stop ‘making out with Mommy’ according to the actor who relayed a hilarious conversation in the latest edition of Esquire
The June/July issue of Esquire magazine – conducted before Jolie went public about her double mastectomy – finds the 49-year-old World War Z actor talking fondly about his eldest daughter frowning upon his ‘make out sessions’ with Jolie, 37.
‘Once I walked in and Angie was standing there and Zahara walked up and said, “Daddy, you’re not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?” And it’s like that,’ he told the interviewer with a laugh.
And Frank Pollaro, a close friend of Brad’s, explained to the magazine that the legendary hearthrob tries to avoid sexy scenes in his movies because he’s so crazy about Jolie.
Not impressed: Zahara doesn’t want to see her famous parents ‘make out’
Pollaro said: ‘This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he’s met Angelina. He’s crazy about her, and she’s the same way about him.’
Of course, he was married to Jennifer Aniston when the chemistry with Jolie on set started to bubble over into real life, Jolie has admitted ‘they fell in love’ on the film.
So there are many good reasons for Brad to carefully chose his roles, and leading ladies now.
‘No matter how hard he’s working, if one of those kids runs by the window he’ll get out of his chair and give them a kiss. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen Angie without one of those children in her arms.’
And Pitt himself admits he’s the happiest when he’s surrounded by his partner of eight years, Jolie, 37, and their six children – Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4.
‘I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier,’ he tells magazine.‘I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.’
Brad graces the cover of the publication, and can be seen looking as hunky as ever in a black top and wrinkled jeans, with aviator sunglasses covering his face.
The star’s trademark long golden hair flops around his shoulder as he casually grips a camera in one hand.
Brad also gushes about his six children with Angelina in the sweet interview.
And although there is never a quiet moment in the Jolie-Pitt household, Brad says he wouldn’t change it for the world and misses his brood when they’re not there.
‘I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big,’ he explained. ‘I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging.
‘I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – “Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.” But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.’
At 49, the Moneyball star has settled into family life but he revealed he used to be concerned at his inability to stick to anything.
‘I’d get so far and then want to do something else,’ he admitted. ‘I mean, I’m two credits short of graduating college . Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper.
‘What kind of guy is that? That guy scares me – the guy who always leaves a little on his plate.’
Brad, who is currently promoting his latest movie World War Z, believed his recreational drug use did some ‘damage’, he confessed.
‘For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage,’ he said. ‘I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. 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 – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?’
Brad praised Angelina as ‘heroic’ after she published a piece in the New York Times revealing she had undergone the double mastectomy on Tuesday.
‘We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it,’ he later told USA Today.
‘I’m quite emotional about it, of course,’ Brad said. ‘She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results.
‘But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.’