Brad Pitt on his breakup with Jennifer Aniston: "Focus on Africa, not me"
UPI News Service, 06/07/2005
Actor Brad Pitt is losing his patience with tabloid media after 14 years of reporting on him and would prefer Africa's poverty got more press.
In an interview with ABC to air Tuesday night on "Primetime Live," the 41 year-old actor said the relentless coverage of his break-up with wife of four years Jennifer Aniston was tiring.
"I've been in these tabloids for 14 years now. And at some point you just become a zen master of it all," he said.
"You know, you find that these stories ... will turn one of us into the good guy and one of us into the bad guy. If you look at it closely or even not that closely ... it's ridiculous."
Pitt recently toured Africa, where he witnessed firsthand the impact of AIDS and poverty, and said he was frustrated his personal life has been the subject of a media frenzy while the humanitarian crisis in Africa has received relatively little attention.
"I can't get out of the press. These people can't get in the press. So let's redirect the attention a little bit," he said.