Exclusive: Inside Brad Pitt’s Interview With Oprah

Oprah Winfrey Brad Pitt As promised, here's our exclusive coverage of Brad Pitt's first interview with Oprah Winfrey at Harpo Studios in Chicago Wednesday since his split from the Talk Show Queen's BFF Jennifer Aniston. The Boots Girls went the extra mile to score tickets to the show and we spare no detail about the, at times, slightly awkward interview. Pitt filmed the show to promote his new movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with his co-star Cate Blanchett. Brad did most of his interview solo at the beginning of the taping and the first order of business Oprah brought up was the Obama victory rally that they both attended separately in Grant Park the night before. "I would have invited you out with me to the rally last night," Oprah immediately told Brad when he sat down for the interview. "But I was down with the people and I didn't think you would want to be." However, Brad reassured her that he was down with the people also as he rode the CTA to the park. "I took the tram, shoulder to shoulder," he told Oprah. The topic of his lady love Angelina Jolie and their six children together came up often during their conversation. Oprah acknowledged to Brad that Angelina is the love of his life and she asked if this is the happiest he's ever been. "Dare I say," Brad said. "Dare I see," Oprah said implying this is the happiest she's seen him. Not surprisingly, Oprah also asked Brad if he wanted to have more children. "Probably," he said. "It's [parenthood] the greatest endeavor I've ever taken on. Why stop now?" However, not everyone in the studio shared that same sentiment. When Blanchett later came on stage during the taping and realized that Brad and Angelina have six children and counting, she turned to Brad and said "sick". The Boots girls honestly don't know if Cate, who has three children of her own, was complimenting or contemplating Brad's decision! Although, Brad did also say that he can only handle being left alone with four of his children at a time and that they are the "funniest people". We'd have to agree! He revealed that Shiloh is in a stage right where she will only respond to the names John and Peter! Ha! Pax, on the other hand, wasn't so funny a while back when Brad put him in timeout and he rebelled by peeing on the timeout chair. Now that's something to say "sick" about! On a random note, Blanchett surprisingly told the audience that the act of spooning is very important when looking for your mate. "Your bodies need to fit perfectly together," she said. We never expected that to come from her mouth — the audience and The Boots Girls were laughing out loud! Brad noticeably closed up when a woman asked him a question about his tattoos via an O satellite. He refused to visibly expose or even talk about any of them. He said that it was a personal matter and recommended that the audience members share the experience of getting a tatoo with someone they love. When both Cate and Brad were asked from another viewer via satellite what their favorite meals are they both agreed that they go through phases. After Oprah hassled them, Cate settled on a bowl of rice and Brad said Indian food. Seriously, rice? I think we now know Cate's diet secret, yikes! Finally, Oprah busted out the W issue Angelina recently graced the cover of with a photo that Brad took. Brad said that he loves working with Angelina and that he did the photos to promote his movie. He also said that most of Angelina's photoshoots portray her as "femme fatale", but in actuality she is very sweet. We've met Angie and we can second that! Overall, we have to say that the interview was definitely a little awkward at first especially when Angelina was initially brought up. During the commercial breaks there were awkward silences and Brad fidgeted in his seat a lot too. "It seems like he has ADD, because he's antsy and has to move around a lot," as one fellow audience member put it. However, it definitely did seem like Oprah was trying to mend her relationship with Brad. She apologized for not inviting him out on election night and by the end of the interview it seemed as though any hard feelings she may have had for Brad were thrown out the door. Oprah praised Brad several times throughout the taping and when the show wrapped, she walked off stage with her arms wrapped around him. O was clearly still feeling the love from election night! The movie comes out on Christmas day and from what we saw, it looks great. The producers were in the audience and said they have been working on the script for 18 years! The interview is scheduled to air on Oprah on Nov. 18 so set your DVRs now!


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