This Week's Cover: Brad Pitt gives a frank, funny, uncensored interview about his life and career

Brad Pitt gives a rare, three-and-a-half hour interview in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, speaking from London where he’s promoting Moneyball and shooting the zombie epic World War Z. He talks about career highs, like meeting Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith: “We had some good workshops beforehand. Had some good laughs and ideas. That was just a great collaboration that turned into a greater collaboration.” He admits the couple may want to rethink their policy of never working at the same time — it helps with child rearing, but also means they can’t make movies together. “We should be doing them together,” Pitt says, in the first in a series called The EW Interview, dedicated to icons reflecting on their careers. “That’s what we should be doing. We should be doing everything together, and then we could work less. We could have more time off.”

The conversation covers many low moments as well, and Pitt is ruthlessly honest about his own failures. Told he looks miserable in 1994’s Interview with The Vampire, he says: “I am miserable. Six months in the f—ing dark. Contact lenses, makeup, I’m playing the bitch role…” Pitt says he was depressed by the colorless role and the dreary London shoot: “One day, it broke me… I called David Geffen, who was a producer… I said, ‘David, I can’t do this anymore.  I can’t do it. How much will it take to get me out?’ And he goes, very calmly, ‘Forty million dollars.’”

For more on Brad Pitt, including the truth behind his “rescue” of an extra on the set of “World War Z,” pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands September 16th

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