Brad Pitt went on Bill Maher's show last night for a fairly candid interview. Maher grilled Pitt on his joint rolling technique, his PR invincibility, his stances on gay marriage, and life at home with the kids.
All in all, a pretty great interview. Pitt knows he's walking on somewhat dubious ground going on Maher's show. "You are known as someone who uses your celebrity to raise awareness for worthy causes that the media overlooks. Is that why you're on this show?" Maher asks. "I'm not sure why I'm on this show," Pitt happily mumbles back. Maher makes the case for Pitt's seeming inability to do anything for Americans to dislike him, and it's true: he's quiet, calm, and somewhat reserved in his speaking style, and also - maybe strategically - just self-depreciating enough. Typical Pitt. Also, this, on America's religious zealots:
To the three who are watching, I just say you have to, you really have to check what country you're living in because the freedom that allows you to practice religion is the same freedom you're stepping on. That's not right....And I want to add... if there was a nation of gay married couples that were telling you you couldn't practice your religion, I'd be speaking up for you, too.... So, let's stop the nonsense.
And when confronted on his perfect joint-rolling form: "I'm an artist." And a movie star. Definitely, maybe one of the last. But definitely a movie star. Pitt, giving Maher some great interview, below. Catch it before HBO pulls it from YouTube: