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Brad Pitt was in Manhattan Monday for the premiere of his latest film, Andrew Dominik’s crime thriller Killing Them Softly. He did a flurry of interviews, discussing his engagement to Angelina Jolie, gay marriage and the film.
While talking to Extra, the Moneyball star was asked if the couple will have a long engagement, since they had always planned on waiting for gay marriage to be legal before marrying.
“I don’t know, we’re making great strides,” he said. “I will admit we have had some pressure from our kids. We didn’t realize how much it means to them, and in getting engaged, we didn’t realize how much it means to ourselves.”
MTV News asked him about gay marriage, praising Maine, Washington and Maryland for legalizing it on Election Day. “Equality, absolutely, that's what defines us. It's what makes us great,” Pitt said. “If it doesn't sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that's us. We're equal.”
“Everyone should have it,” he told E! News about the right to marry.
As for a wedding date, Pitt told Extra that nothing is set yet.
Killing Them Softly reunites Pitt with Dominik, who directed 2007’s acclaimed The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
“He texted me that he had a story idea,” Pitt told Extra, explaining how he was approached to do it. “We sat down on the patio and laid it out in 30 minutes, He said, ‘You have to say yes… today.’” Pitt agreed and also signed on to produce the film.
He also explained the filmmaking process in an interview with the AP, which you can check out below.
Killing Them Softly opens Friday.