The latest issue of W magazine features two covers, one with Brad Pitt and one with Charlize Theron. (I’ll share photos from that latter shoot later today.) In his interview with Lynn Hirschberg, Pitt discussed the detached approach he has to watching himself die on film and the single movie moment that made him cry.
Don’t think Brad Pitt gets emotional about seeing himself die in movies, although he admits, “I die really well, by the way. It’s one of my strong points. I just take a bullet well.” Watching himself on film is more like a critique: “I’m just checking the boxes. Hit that. Missed that. Hit that moment. Missed that one. God, I’d like to do that one again.”
Pitt also said that he’s “not much of a crier” at films, but that after coming down with a bout of Montezuma’s revenge and subsequently being quarantined in his hotel room, the movie “Life as a House” got him to shed a tear. “I don’t know if it would still hit me the same way, but on my 27th hour of pure wretchedness, this movie just crushed me,” he said. “I should watch it again to see if it has the same effect.”
Brad Pitt was photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the W magazine cover and editorial. Check those photos out below.