A few weeks ago, Jane Pitt, mother of Brad, was revealed to be against gay marriage in a letter she wrote to her local newspaper, saying people should vote for Mitt Romney even though he’s a Mormon, because, among other things, Barack Obama is for equal marriage.
It was reported soon afterwards that Angelina Jolie was furious, as she and Brad are well known gay rights advocates. Now the National Enquirer (so feel free to take this with a pinch of salt), says Brad is actively looking for a gay role in the hope of showing his mum she’s wrong, or indeed just distancing himself further from her opinions.
The Enquirer reports Pitt’s mother’s ‘gay-bashing fast-tracked the deal’. A source says, ‘It turns out Brad’s actually wanted to play a gay man for years, feeling it would add dimension to his work as an actor.’
After Jane’s letter was release, the magazine says Brad told producers, ‘I’ll do whatever it takes to make this film happen.’ The fact the article seems undecided if Pitt is putting together a particular project or just looking for one, does make the entire thing seem dubious, although don’t be shocked if Brad does find a gay role, as it’s difficult to believe he’d be against it. Indeed, he’s already got very homoerotic in Interview With The Vampire and, arguably, Fight Club, and he recently played the judge in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, about the legal battle over Prop 8 in California, which would ban gay marriage in the state.