Brad Pitt, 47, was pictured above at the Cannes Film Festival today (May 16) promoting his new flick The Tree of Life. The father-of-six said he was initially hesitant about taking the role of a stern, authoritarian father in the film because he was concerned how it would affect his children.
I think of everything I do now that my kids are going to see when they grow up and how are they going to feel,” the dad-of-six told reporters. “But they know me as a dad and I hope they’ll just think of me as a pretty damn good actor.”
The hunky actor – who plays a father bringing up his family in 1950s Texas – hinted that his own childhood was hardly free of issues.
“I got brought up being told things were God’s way, and when things didn’t work out it was called God’s plan,” he said. “I’ve got my issues with it. Don’t get me started. I found it very stifling.”
Brad is joined at the festival by longtime love Angelina Jolie, who is promoting Kung Fu Panda 2, and their six children.
When asked about his parenting style in relation to the authoritarian father he plays in the movie, Brad joked,
I beat my kids regularly. It seems to do the trick. And I deprive them of meals.”
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