“Moneyball,” the new Brad Pitt movie about how Oakland As manager Billy Beane revolutionized the game of baseball, hits movie theaters in just a couple days. Pitt stops by “Ellen” Wednesday to talk about his new movie, plus his family with Angelina Jolie. Ellen also gives the whole Jolie-Pitt clan a present (above).
Brad on mornings at his house with his kids:
Ellen: “I have a niece who is 2 … 2 1/2 …. She’s precious and I love her like crazy. The energy with one child that I visit occasionally … I really don’t understand. You have six of them.”
Brad: “Yeah, did you ever see the movie ‘Cuckoo’s Nest?'”
Ellen: “Is that what the house is like?
Brad: “That’s morning time in our house. … Cheswick screaming for a cigarette, someone’s doing ballet over there and on it goes.
Ellen: “Portia and I have been together for six years and you and Angie have been together about the same amount of time. I just think wow, Maddox and Pax and Zahara and Buff and Hensman and …Tito. There is so many of them. I don’t know how you balance? There’s got to be one really, really well behaved one. Who’s your favorite?
Brad: [laughing]…How do I get out of this one?
Brad on finding “Mommy/Daddy” time”
Ellen: “So you’re traveling a lot. You have the kids. You have a career and Angie has a career. How do you have time to keep, to have the romance. Have alone time.
Do you just sometimes say, we will be back in a month? Just leave them at home?”
Brad: “We find our time. We carve out Mommy, Daddy time… It’s called a hotel.”
Ellen: “That’s what I’m getting at.”
Brad: “You got to get out of this house. You got to leave.”
Brad on marriage
Ellen: “When people ask you and Angie if you’re getting married you’ve said that, well I’ll let you say it.”
Brad: “I’ve said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this county has the right to get married”
Ellen: “I love that.”
Brad: “We live in this great country that is about freedom. It is defined by our freedom and equality and yet we allow this discrimination to go on everyday and that’s not what we’re about. That’s not what makes us great. Until that is reversed. I just don’t get it. “It’a make’a no sense to me.” [in a Italian accent]
Ellen: “Thank you. So that means if like, next week if it’s legal for everyone to get married that you would then be getting married the very next day. It seems.”
Brad: “It seems.”
Ellen: “Doesn’t that seem like the right thing?
Brad: “I do. The kids are putting on the heat. They really are. They are putting on the heat.”
Ellen: “You’ll still hold out?”
Brad: “How do you I get it out this one? Somebody help me. I don’t know what the future holds…”
“Moneyball” opens nationwide Friday, Sept. 23 nationwide.