It seems accomplished actor and humanitarian Brad Pitt has a big fan in the daytime television sector.
After witnessing all the positive work the 48-year-old Hollywood heartthrob has done to help rebuild the ravaged city of New Orleans, Louisiana, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres couldn’t help but to shower the star with compliments.
While paying the Moneyball actor a visit in the 9th Ward sector, Ellen praised and applauded his efforts with the Make It Right organization, a group committed to build sustainable and affordable homes for working families after Hurricane Katrina decimated more than 4,000 homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward back in 2005. All of the money raised will be used to build more new homes for families with the goal of constructing 150 new homes. The actor has helped construct 74 homes to date.
“I’m getting far too much credit for this,” Brad replies bashfully. “This took a lot of very smart people coming in and attacking the situation. It took the families determined to come back [after Hurricane Katrina] and their resilience and they’re defining what this thing was going to be.”
“This took a lot of very smart people coming in and attacking the situation,” he adds. “It took the families determined to come back and their resilience and they’re defining what this thing was going to be. I get far too much credit for bringing some really smart people together.”
But while Brad does acknowledge that his fame and influence has drawn attention to New Orleans, it’s clear just how much its residents respect him. Brad calls out to the locals by name and even jokes around with one woman, who says she hasn’t seen the star “around much” lately.
It seems that one of Brad’s six children – he is father to Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, nearly 6, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with partner Angelina Jolie – is a supporter of his do-good construction efforts. Brad proudly claims that “he draws pictures” of houses so often that “he might even have a career in architecture.”
“I think I got one” in the family, he adds. “Yeah, I’m pushing [him] that way. When you see them drawing crayon houses. ‘That’s a beautiful house, honey.’ Just keep pushing them.”
The Hollywood hunk has also enlisted Kanye West, Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, and Snoop Dogg to perform at his Make It Right Foundation fundraiser this weekend.
Brad’s interview will air Tuesday (March 20) on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.