Brad Pitt insists his relationship with Jennifer Aniston is fine, despite hinting recently that his marriage may not last for ever.
The 40-year-old star had prompted speculation about his relationship with the ex-Friends’ actress when he said that the couple didn’t “cage each other with this pressure of happy ever after”.
Pitt, who has taken on his biggest acting role yet in the new blockbuster Troy, had said: “There is so much pressure from day one to be with someone forever – and I’m not sure that it really is in our nature to be with something for the rest of our lives.”
But speaking before the world premiere of the new movie Troy last night, the actor said that his comments about his relationship hadn’t landed him in trouble.
The Hollywood idol, who plays legendary Greek warrior Achilles, said: “I’m not in the doghouse. Jen and I put everything on the table. We discuss everything.”
The couple are trying for a baby after four years of marriage.
Asked about his wife’s best qualities, he said she was “passionate”.
Pitt was speaking at a press conference in Berlin for the €210m movie, which also stars actor Eric Bana as Prince Hector, Peter O’Toole as King Priam and Orlando Bloom as Prince of Troy.
Pitt who rose to fame in the movie Thelma & Louise dons a skirt for Troy, reported to be the most expensive movie made.
The sex symbol said he thought the skirt would catch on.
Pitt, who earned a reported €22.5m to star in the film, said: “Men will be wearing skirts by next summer.
“This is my prediction and proclamation.”
He said: “I think the story answers to both genders and that’s not just because we were running around naked.”
He joked about the skimpy outfit: “I thought we were all going for realism but I didn’t realise I was the only one doing it.”
But the Fight Club star acknowledged that there might be one person who looked better than him in a skirt, saying: “I’m not going to fight with David Beckham.”
The actor was attending the world premiere of the blockbuster in Berlin - though his actress wife was not expected to attend due to work commitments.
In the movie Prince of Troy (Orlando Bloom) sparks war between Greece and Troy when he whisks Helen, Queen of Sparta (Diane Kruger), away from her husband, King Menelaus.
Pitt said: “I would go to war to defend my beliefs, my culture, if it was attacked, and my way of life. I believe that’s a justification.”
Pitt, who spent a year working out for the new epic, admitted it was ironic that he injured his Achilles tendon while making the movie. He joked: “Maybe it was the Gods getting angry with me. It was just wear and tear from months and months of preparation.”
Troy opens in Ireland on May 21.