“He might be a great secret keeper,” Shepard gushed to host Ellen DeGeneres. “If I had to step outside the confines of my marital bond, he would probably be the best guy to do it with because he has a lot to lose. It seems safe.”
When DeGeneres asked the actor for his thoughts on Pitt’s recent marriage to longtime partner Angelina Jolie, Shepard acted slighted by not being invited to the ceremony.
“They’re not taking as many of my calls as I would like,” he said. “I was shocked we weren’t invited. I understand it was a small affair, but we should’ve made the list.”
Then Shepard launched into a humorous rant about the “Fury” star’s sex appeal. “But really my first thought was, he is really off the market now. My second thought was, I am also off the market — we’re both married. We have a lot to lose,” he continued.
“Let’s be clear, you’re not gay, right?” DeGeneres asked.
“I am not, with the exception of him,” Shepard responded.
“But I don’t even know that would make you gay, technically,” the actor continue. “He is an angel. He is not a terrestrial mortal. This is someone who has fallen from the stars and occasionally treats us to his image one these flickering pictures on the silver screen.”
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Below, watch Shepard discuss the horrors of film nude scenes.