23.9.07

Brad Pitt’s Southern Sadness Suspicions

Brad Pitt has been out promoting his latest flick with the long-winded title, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”

In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Pitt shared some of his thoughts on being a dad. He also talked about how fatherhood has helped him overcome a sadness that he has had since he was a boy growing up in Missouri.

Pitt’s onscreen character Jesse James also grew up in the Show Me State, which evidently spurred the actor into examining his past and the region of his childhood.

Pitt spoke of something he characterized as the South’s “congenital sadness.”

“It's something that I feel in my grandparents, in the people I've met, in a Southern way of life,” Pitt said.

Interestingly, he sees the Christian faith as an antidote for Southern woe.

“It's something pervasive, an undercurrent that I think Christianity answers,” Pitt professed.

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