Brad Pitt talks fatherhood, turning 50 and 'World War Z'
Brad Pitt, set to star in the horror flick "World War Z," talked to "Good Morning America" on November 28 about the upcoming zombie film, turning 50 and the experience of fatherhood.
"It turns everything on its head," Pitt said on the November 28 episode of "Good Morning America." "I love it. I love it."
Pitt, 49, and fiancé Angelina Jolie share six children - Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and their 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. The actor explained how being a father has not only changed his life, but impacted his views on turning the big 50.
"Yeah, I've given a lot of thought to it," Pitt said. "You become very aware of time, and I think also, being a father, everything is time allocation for me now, and making sure that I'm spending my time wisely and doing the things that are important to me and spending the time I need to with the family."
Pitt and Jolie, who announced their engagement in April, have a number of different homes around the world. Pitt talked about the "base camps," and explained how each one serves its different purpose.
"We have a base camp in L.A., because [we do] a lot of work out of there, and we're trying to set up a European base camp for the kids," Pitt explained. "They get more sense of normalcy there. We're not as hounded at certain places there."
"France, especially," Pitt continued. "They have rules about shooting kids - photographing kids. I think they're more sensitive to it after the Diana incident. They [the French] think they're as cool as anyone else."
Pitt is set to star as a suave hit man in the upcoming drama horror "World War Z," which sees a United Nations employee racing against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly zombie pandemic.
"I'm a fixture - I clean up the problems," Pitt explained on the morning show. "Yeah, I even take a few shots at Jefferson, which was difficult for me - I'm a Jeffersonian to the core."
"World War Z," which is based on Max Brooks' novel by the same name, also stars Matthew Fox of "LOST" fame, last seen in "Alex Cross," David Morse and James Badge Dale.
The movie is set for released on June 21, 2013. 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."
Watch Brad Pitt's "Good Morning America" appearance below. Also, check out the trailer for "World War Z."