Brad Pitt opened up about parenthood with Larry King.
On the paparazzi and his children:
“Truthfully, I worry about that. I’m very concerned about that. They call out my kids by names and shove cameras in their faces. And I really believe there should be laws against that. I mean, my kids believe that any time you go outside the house, it’s just a wall of photographers and people that take your picture. That is their view of the world. And I — I worry about the effect it will have on them. But — but we’ll do our best…”
On being an adoptive parent and the meaning of family:
“They are as much my blood as I am theirs. And they are brothers and sisters. And I look at this — it’s — one of them came from Ethiopia and one from Vietnam and one from Cambodia and one was born in Namibia. And they are — they are brothers and sisters. And they have fun. And they squabble and they fight, just like any other family.”
On whether he and Angelina want more kids:
“Oh, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, we’re just getting started. We’re, you know fortunate that we can give them — we have time to give them attention and — and protect their upbringing. And we’ll know when — when we should stop. But I see it as such a positive right now.”
On Angelina as a mother:
“It’s the — I think it’s the greatest gift that I can give my kids is that she is — that they have such a fantastic mother. Dedicated, kids first. Really inventive and great fun for them and very, very protective.”
On being a dad:
“The hardest job in the world. The most rewarding job in the world. There’s something to — with the long days in here, we’re out here as soon as the sun comes out and to come home and have dinner with your kids and have to discipline one of them who is out of line and still have the energy for that is — I can’t explain the fulfillment of that, but it is everything.”
And OK! magazine has learned that Maddox, 6, wrote a letter to Santa on behalf of his younger siblings, asking for an Elf DVD and remote-controlled cars for Paz, 4, because “Pax loves cars.” And for Shiloh, 18-months-old, a doll and a couple of books and for Zahara, 2, princess dresses and a crying doll. “Maddox doesn’t know why Z would want her toy to cry,” says the friend. And for himself, Maddox added in a post-script that he’d be open to Santa showering him with a few toys as well, particularly a remote-controlled dinosaur.
“He asked Grandma Jane [Pitt] for one, but he isn’t sure she’s going to buy it.”