Brad Pitt talks 'World War Z,' kids and 'parental guidance' (Video)
Brad Pitt not only let his 11-year-old son watch the terrifying zombie thriller "World War Z," he also let him appear in it ... as a zombie.
"He gets shot in the head," Pitt told reporters at the New York City premiere, according to E! Online and Us Weekly. "He gets shot multiple times ... I don't know what that says about me as a parent."
The 49-year-old actor went on to talk about the apocalyptic film to the Associated Press on June 17. When asked if the PG-13-rated flick was "appropriate" for children, Pitt explained that it's all about "parental guidance."
"My two oldest, I've let see [it] and they loved it," he smiled. "So, I mean, parental guidance."
Pitt's two oldest sons -- Maddox, who made a cameo in the film, and Pax, 9 -- recently attended the film's London premiere with parents Pitt and Angelina Jolie by their side. Check out PHOTOS of the red carpet event, which also marked Jolie's first public appearance since revealing in May that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
The famous pair, who announced their engagement in April 2012, are also parents to four other children -- Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 4.
The actor went on to explain that while the idea of the movie is somewhat whimsical, its relevance to real life events is what makes it a good watch.
"We like this idea of taking a genre and using that as a, I guess, a metaphor for pandemics and what if one of these pandemics jumped the tracks and would we be ready, what countries would be ... in better shape, what countries would take the biggest hit?"
The film, which is based on Max Brooks' novel by the same name, also stars Matthew Fox of "LOST" fame, David Morse and James Badge Dale. While the film touches on a number of issues, the actor explained that it hits close to home in numerous ways.
"A movie is only good if it speaks about our time, if it's personal in some way and plugs in to the zeitgeist -- you know, it irritates a little bit," he continued. "So, I think we've got that here in a big, fun summer movie."
The movie is set for released on Friday, June 21. Damon Lindelof, co-creator of ABC's "LOST," co-wrote the script with "Lions for Lambs" writer Matthew Michael Carnahan. The director of "World War Z" is Marc Forster, who helmed films such as the Johnny Depp movie "Finding Neverland" and the 2008 James Bond film "Quantum of Solace."
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