In the new issue of Rolling Stone Brad Pitt says his new film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button got him thinking about his own mortality.
"Angie and I do not fight anymore," he says in an excerpt on Us. "What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of her mother [actress Marcheline Bertrand in 2007], is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. Or friends, people I love and respect. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now."
Adds the actor, 44, "I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."
Pitt also comes to Angelina Jolie's defense over a recent New York Times article that says she is a master at controlling the press.
"It sounded to me like the story made Angie out to be manipulative in some way," he says. "She is savvy... I get defensive. [They're] talking about not only the woman I love, but one of the people on this planet who I have the greatest respect for. I think she's as honorable as anyone I've ever met."
As for his favorite Jolie film? Their 2005 action flick "Mr. & Mrs. Smith."
"Because you know ... six kids," he says. "Because I fell in love."
More from the interview on Rolling Stone's website:
Did you go to church every Sunday?
Yeah. And it was too much of what you shouldn't be doing instead of what you could be doing. I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives. It drives me mental. This Prop. 8 thing just drives me mental.