And saying nice things.
The actor, whose "Moneyball" hits theaters Sept. 23, is wincing a little over some comments that appear in Sunday's "Parade" magazine.
Parade quoted the star saying that he "spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony.
"I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."
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Pitt winced at his words, which he says were misinterpreted.
And being Brad Pitt, he issued a statement:
"It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he said in a written statement. "Jen is an incredibly giving, loving and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself -- and that, I am responsible for."
Pitt divorced Aniston in 2005. He and girlfriend Angelina Jolie have six children.