Brad Pitt did a skit with Stephen Colbert on ‘The Late Show’: tedious or cute?

Brad Pitt at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York

Yesterday, Stephen Colbert announced on Twitter that Brad Pitt was going to be on The Late Show. I think most of us hoped that it would be a real sit-down interview. Colbert is pretty good at those kinds of difficult interviews, with a tricky celebrity who knows how to spin their own PR. But in the end, we didn’t even have to concern ourselves with Colbert’s interview skills. Brad did stop by The Late Show but he wasn’t there for an interview. Nope. Pitt only did a skit with Colbert: “Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars.” It’s seven minutes of nothing special.

Like, it could have been sort of funny and charming but it went on WAY too long. And I kind of feel like Brad should have just done an interview, for the love of God.

What else happened with Brad? He happily posed for a “prom photo” with Gina Rodriguez – you can see her Instagram here. He went to a Netflix premiere event thing while he was in New York too. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t seem like Brad allowed any questions at that event either. Why so media-shy if he has nothing to hide?

Also: what’s with the popcorn?? Various sites are talking about how “thin” he looks in these photos, but I honestly think he’s put a little bit of weight back on.

Brad Pitt leaves The Metrograph Theatre after attending a screening of his Netflix movie 'War Machine'

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, WENN/CBS.

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  1. laulau says:

    I like Brad, as an actor, interviewee, what-have-you. I hope he gets it together and makes a mends with those kids. Being adopted can bring a whole extra set of bonding challenges and I hope they get right with each other.

    • laulau says:

      Also, what’s with the pants? they’re too pantsy.
      Pantsy-pants Pitt, fashionista extraordinaire.

  2. astrid says:

    he looks kind of homeless in the first pic

    • Huckle says:

      He’s starting to Depp it up in that first pic. I hope it’s as far as he goes.

      • nemera77 says:

        The wide leg pants are in fashion.. Like them or not. Just like there are fashion things for women. He looks good. And I take it that things are getting better for he/Angie and the kids.

    • PIa says:

      He looks like Robin Thicken with the sunglasses on! How did I not see that before. Maybe the weight loss…

      • doofus says:

        funny, before I actually focused on the header pic as the page was loading, I thought it WAS Robin Thicke.

        Thicke is the “poor man’s” Pitt.

    • SM says:

      Agreed. He looks homeless. And it’s not that he is wearing wide leg pants. Thise may be in fashion but his look like they were pulled out of his ass. And that shirt. He probably wants to portray that attitude like, I am a star and just another tv appearance is nothing for me but please, put some effort, you look like you smell.

  3. AfricanBoy says:

    I don’t care about this whole media made divorce drama, I like both (Brad and Angelina).

    Brad has a gorgeous smile and is a great actor. Can’t wait to see War Machine.

    Have a nice day, guys!

    • nemera77 says:

      Thank you.. He looks good. And the skit was cute.. I like that it was just casual and nothing about the Divorce. all this constant pile on is ridiculous. Just like it was for Angie all these years.

    • doofus says:

      I’m sitting with you guys.

    • erbs says:

      I liked “Bladamir Pittin.”

    • GrannySmith says:

      I agree with AfricanBoy. It’s not like Polanski or Allen, so BP is okay to pay to watch in my book. I boycott Chris Pratt’s films though and refuse to pay to see them because he’s awful to animals.

  4. ash says:

    i thought it was hilarious, clearly brad played off the golden dumbazz blondie hollywood golden boy image… HILARIOUS.

    • bap says:

      @ash He did not have to act that was the Real Person.

      • ash says:

        Well… i think obv he’s not that or that this may just be one side of him…look at his choices in philanthropy and his producer choices…. he is or can be incredibly in-tune with what stories are untold or rarely looked at, and gives back to communities struggle in the USA.

        So while i think he does have the whole blonde movie star dumbass side (Thelma Louise and Burn After Reading characters). He’s cool

  5. Minxx says:

    It was cute!

  6. Prince says:

    I liked it, it’s a creative way to promote a new movie.

  7. guest says:

    I’m a fan of Colbert and Pitt and thought it was good. I enoyed the skit.

  8. Cherise says:

    I enjoyed it and so did their audience clearly. I loved the faux flirty thing they had going. Angie also had very controlled media engagement for her film and frankly he has delved into the divorce a lot more than she did. So I dont understand the criticism. Anyway, I love his films and cant wait for War Machine

    • Fa says:

      She did TV sit down interview and they asked about the divorce but Brad has the control on of the press at the premiere and interview chat-show so big difference.

      • Nyawira says:

        I think we have had much more substance from him than her. I got the sense that even her interview question was negotiated with the journalist clear not to ask specific follow up questions. She also ducked chat shows, profile interviews and even a US red carpet interview. Not that I blame her for doing it that way. They shouldn’t be expected to air their lives just to satiate a mostly indifferent public and the tiny number of people who follow this stuff.

      • SaraR. says:

        She didn’t duck US red carpet interview – there was no red carpet in US for her film yet, because it is coming out in September (she only had premiere in Cambodia)
        It is too early for magazine interviews also – these will come sometime in August, closer to film’s release.
        So no, she didn’t duck anything.

      • Jilly says:

        The first sentence of Angelina after asking for the divorce, was short, effective and true.

        “Made for the health of the family”

        Brad said a lot of cheap philosophy, and rewrite phrases he always talked about in interviews. Talk about family and what children are important, drink, drugs, depression, be at war with himself …. bla bla.bla
        Brad was having problems with alcohol, probably some other drug, anger, authoritarianism, left the family for the work. And finally he had an aggressive behavior with his son, who brought a month of investigation with the DCFS, FBI. The fear of the children being taken from Angelina too, the divorce of a wife and mother who saw that Brad crossed the border.

        He must still be incoformed, only now in March he decided to do therapy and is enjoying it, I think he slowly understood that he gave no choice to Angelina. She put up with it, and probably his relationship with his children would only get worse. This intervention was good for him

        “Made for the health of the family”

  9. TheOtherMaria says:

    I laughed, it was a funny skit, especially Bladimir Pitin 😂

  10. boredblond says:

    I thought they were poking those interviewers who want to probe celebrity ‘innermost thoughts’ blah blah..when we all know they do those silly sit-downs to promote their projects..thought it was kind of funny.

  11. crazydaisy says:

    Tedious. He looks cute, though. Bradimir Pittin, lol. After 12 years cultivating the family man image, dude is reinventing himself. Deep thoughts movie star? Hubris-challenged good guy? Visitation-only, part time Dad? Check, check and check.

  12. bap says:

    Just another example of men supporting men. I wonder if Brad was a person color would he be getting this type of support?

  13. BJ says:

    The skit went on a little too long but overall it was funny.

  14. Khaleesi says:

    He really could be Robert Redford’s son. They should do another movie together.

    • Sarah says:

      They should make a film in which Robert is Brad’s father and Charlie Hunnam is Brad’s kid.

      (A girl can dream)

  15. tete says:

    Still fiND him repulsive.

  16. Sage says:

    Cuuuute!😍 His charm is irresistible.

    But the brown slacks!! It looks like he found them crumpled on floor and decided they were clean enough to wear again.

  17. tracking says:

    I was struck by how much more charming and charismatic I find Colbert than Pitt–and by his far superior comedic timing.

  18. Jezza says:

    I liked it!! Just light, fun, silly stuff like this never fails to make me laugh!

  19. Joannie says:

    Silly drivel.

  20. Michelle says:

    No matter what he says or does, the media & public will always go easy on him because he comes across as relatable, easy going & generally a nice guy. I will never understand the treatment that angelina get’s from the very same people? Just because she is a more complex individual & not relatable to middle America. They will always see her as that troubled goth who had the audacity to land America’s golden boy. They find ways to blame her for anything they can. Just look at the tabloids? character assassination for the last 20yrs. How dare she be beautiful, talented, enigmatic, altruistic & many more admiral qualities. So any faults she has they are magnified & also invented by by the media to please the public & profit at the same time. If brad is so invested in justice as he claimed? then he should of spoke up about the awful treatment of his wife. He released a statement when he words were twisted when it came to Jennifer Aniston, but with Angelina?… crickets!!

    • AlmondMilk says:

      You nailed it @Michelle.

      There’s nothing more trfling than a man overly concerned with image. I think Brad has way more in common with Aniston than he used to think. The pity party tours, the woe is sexy me GQ cover via CAA. BEING OH SO CAREFUL to not make it seem you align with evil seductress sorceress Angelina too much lest your new fans that spent years attacking your family/children turn on you again. He’s so predictable. Lacks character.

  21. Jilly says:

    I found it strange and forced. And depending on the Light, Brad seems to have a wonderful skin … and in others all dry and red.
    I thought he was overjoyed or trying to look overjoyed, after giving an interview last month, saying that an African mother who lost 8 relatives can have a really happy laughand more tham he’s had in his life LoL . That he has to learn to be happy and those philosophical bullshit.
    Now he wanted to be the old Brad, maybe even back to drinking ….
    People too happy, usually the most unhappy depressive … … I think he’s still not well, but work comes first to him. War Machine cost 60 million, have to be there

    • Sage says:

      I don’t think he is drinking or depressed. He seems relaxed and just over it. He is doing what he needs to do, he owned his side, he has nothing to hide…blah, blah, blah.. He’s over it and moving forward. However, his style is going backward. All the way back to the Goop era…

  22. Del says:

    @michelle. You got it right! He’s just full of himself! He knew angelina will took all the blame and just played wih that! He aware people will be on side. At least brad should have give credit angelina for those attacks she got. After all for all of the months Angie is the one who took care of all of his beloved kids. I don’t like him anymore. If he truly love his family he should have address those. But he didn’t. Especially that gloden globes moment that sick! He got standing ovation from what he did. And these doesn’t f–king know that it was self inflicted! Angie will not file for divorce for ko reason. And it has a reason why up until now he doesn’t have the custody of his kids.

    • bap says:

      @Del He has to show the public how happy he is because he needs a hit movie and helps when you are carried by some of the media and PR firm.

    • friend of says:

      He is letting go of the drama and finding himself again. He wants to enjoy life and he is finding his way. I read that was one of the big arguments they had. He wants to enjoy his life. He’s worked hard for it. And he wants the kids to enjoy it too. I read that Angie wants everything and everyone (Brad) to let go of the (superficial, I think) fun stuff and just do serious humanitarian. I don’t blame Brad. That is her life. That is what she wants. And she wants to do it without him thus, she is divorcing him and leaving him behind. He said he didn’t want to divorce, that he wanted to make the marriage work. But, now that the divorce is on, why would he keep butting his head against a brick wall. Now that he is no longer fighting her for custody, the ball is in her court. But, he did get them to move very close. He will see the kids as much as they want to see him. Other than that, their marriage is over. Its time for him to move on with his life. I’m glad to see him happy. Real or propped up, he can just keep smiling till it catches on. Life is too short to go through it with gloom face, unless that is who you choose to be. And that clearly is not who he is choosing to be. At least not now. He is right to reinvent himself. We can all do that when crisis hits. Or we decide to stay in the depression. He is choosing to live his life in his own way. And I’m glad to see that. Sooner or later, we will see him together with the kids and I’ll be happy for all of them that things worked out. In the meantime, I’m happy to see him smile and joke.

  23. loislane says:

    He just seems “nak€d” to me. Like he is in the middle of choosing his next “costume.” He always appears like this when he is alone until he finds the next woman from whom he can borrow a persona. I think this is probably the closest he is to the real him.

  24. Candies says:

    Regardless of the um the no comment needed out fit, he put his FCK back on here like they say lols nice to see?

  25. bap says:

    He thinks he is so cool, trying to bring back the baggy pants look. The people who buy into his bull is the low informational people.

  26. bap says:

    My questions will always be why did he not speak up about his drinking in September or October?

    Question Why did he let Angelina and their son take the blame?

    Question If he was a person of color would he have gotten a pass for his behavior?

  27. tete says:

    It that all people can say about BP HOW HE LOOKS. THAT SUCKS.

    • friend of says:

      All we know about anyone in that family is what we read or what we see in pictures. What else meaningful could we talk about with any truth? We don’t know what is going on with them. At all. So we comment on their pictures, pretty much based on whether we like them or not. And that, again, is purely based on what we read and see. Nothing else to say.

  28. sunshine gold says:

    Honestly, I wouldn’t blame him for not wanting to discuss his divorce with an US Weekly reporter on the red carpet. Think about it – would you want to talk about the most personal thing in your life with strangers who are allotted 2 minutes with you?

  29. Sandy says:

    Brad looks great and happy, I am happy For him. Skit was funny & light hearted.

  30. bap says:

    He will remain a man child in Hollyweird.

  31. tete says:

    Looking good doesn’t mean you are good. He is a selfish man.

  32. bap says:

    The low informational people care only about how he looks, not if he is a good human being. Some of society are so superficial.

    • tete says:

      I’ve never been a fan, but after his little ploy now I see he was the culprit all along. I don’t see how Angie stayed this long. He admits to every flaw yet people still find a way to slam her. Now even implying she drove him to drink. Run with the kids Angie.
      It may hurt now but her family is better off. a they will all see.

  33. tete says:

    I assume that is what people should do when most of the negativity is thrown and Angie and her kids for his flaws and mistakes. That is a two way street. I’m sure Angie did some things in the marriage too but the dirt that was thrown at her and Mad that he allowed just because he was investigated for swinging on his son. I think he is bitter about that. Let him have his movies and career like he wants and move on to his new younger woman and leave Angie and the kids out of it. But that won’t happen just wait for the stories when he does come out. Angie jealous won’t let him see his kids etcc.

    • friend of says:

      I suspect Brad will move on. He has very little choice. He will only have the kids occasionally. It will be Angelina’s decision. So, he won’t really be able to build his life around his kids, even if he wants to. He will move on as anyone would. With the divorce finalizing he will have some visitation and will probably make that work for him. He will get busy doing the things that matter to him. The kids are getting old enough to decide when they want to see their dad. He will enjoy those times. A new love will soothe his heart and help him move on. I know there are many women who will enjoy spending time with Brad. Everyone deserves love. He said he knows there is love in the world and is looking forward to it. Angelina will do as she pleases, as she always does. I look forward to seeing Angelina out and about in London teaching and in many parts of the war torn world. Brad will settle into a happy Hollywood life. A life that he has always enjoyed. Everyone deserves their own happiness. This divorce and separation of the family will work out fine for all of them. It will have to. As they both said, there is no other outcome. They will all be better for it.

  34. tete says:

    That is one of the reasons she left for those above. He wanted full time fame and part time family. Shouldnt have convinced her he wanted all those kids.