ICYMI, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still getting a divorce. We know. It’s sad, and it doesn’t look like their marital situation is going to improve any time soon. Probably not at all, actually. But it’s hard not to completely give up hope, at least until the divorce papers are signed and TMZ lets us know. So, for now, it’s still news — especially when people keep asking their friends and exes (and exes’ partners) what they think of the split.
Only too happy to oblige is Angie’s second husband, Billy Bob Thornton. He’s promoting his latest movie Bad Santa 2 and can’t seem to get through an interview without someone asking about his ex-wife. But in a recent sit-down with Playboy, the topic turned to Brad, and Billy Bob had some surprising thoughts on that front.
“This might surprise people, but I’d love to do a movie with Brad Pitt,” Thornton told the magazine. “I think we’d be great together. We’d play a couple of Southern guys.” And whether or not you’re like Jolie and would hate every single second of that idea, or like everyone else and would love to be a fly on the wall during filming, it’s clear Billy Bob knows how to work a press room.
In addition to him telling ET Online that he and Angie are “still very good friends” and she’s doing “OK” in the wake of her and Brad’s split, Billy Bob also told GQ that he “never felt good enough” for Jolie because, “she was always going off to meet with the U.N. people or the president or the adoption agencies.”
See what he did there? All it took was a little mention of the couple formerly known as Brangelina and Billy Bob was back in the news. For someone who claims to be uncomfortable with the whole fame game and who says he’d rather be at home than anywhere else, he sure knows how to get our attention.