Brad Pitt made this decision by himself, says the same source in an Esquire magazine interview.
In an interview with the new US June/July issue of Esquire magazine – made before Angelina Jolie publicly announced that she suffered a double mastectomy – the actor spoke with great candor and tenderness about his family life.
Frank Pollaro, a close friend of Hollywood star, told Esquire that Brad Pitt decided to avoid sexy scenes with other actresses because he is very in love with Angelina Jolie.
‘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.’
The actor says he feels happiest when he is in the company of his fiancée and their six children.
‘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.’
‘I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.’
In the same interview, the actor talks warmly about his fiancée, their children and family life.
‘I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. 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.’
Pitt, who is promoting his latest film “World War Z” these days, believes that recreational drugs that he consumed in the past have caused some “damage”.
‘For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. 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.’
Brad considers that Angelina Jolie is a heroine after she published an article in the New York Times last week revealing that she had suffered a double mastectomy as a carrier of a gene that increases by 87% the risk of developing breast cancer.
Marcheline Bertrand, the actress’ mother, died in 2007 at the age of 56, after a long struggle with ovarian cancer.
Brad Pitt praised the courage of his life partner, hoping that its disclosure will help other women in a similar situation.
‘We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it,’ the actor told USA Today.
‘I’m quite emotional about it, of course. 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.’