The internet is freaking out over the latest cover of GQ magazine starring Brad Pitt – or at least a character resembling him.
On Wednesday, GQ published his profile of the veteran movie star, who appears to be floating in a dark pond of flowers on the cover, his face frozen in a blank stare. The actor spoke to the publication to promote his upcoming action movie Bullet Train, which opens in August.
Reactions on social media to the cover photo weren’t kind, to take it lightly. Some compared the actor’s pale face to that of a corpse. More than one person described the experience of encountering the photo on their Twitter timeline as “jump scare.” Another likened the image to a “wax figure.”
Overall, people seemed to think that GQ pulled off an amazing feat in making Pitt – someone known for being good-looking – look anything but.
“Very upsetting that GQ killed Brad Pitt and put his body on their cover,” tweeted Scott Russell, music editor at Paste Magazine.
“Whoever picked this cover for Brad Pitt’s GQ issue gets fireddddd,” wrote @nicholasdante_.
“Everyone is asking who did the body on this Brad Pitt GQ cover,” @SoloChills tweeted.
Taking to Instagram, photographer Elizaveta Porodina, who shot the cover, said it was “a really surreal feeling to see a face you’ve known so well your whole life reflected in the pictures you’ve taken yourself.
“It’s an even more surreal feeling to see Brad Pitt working on his vision, approaching every challenge with charm and humor, getting to the core of the imagery so quickly – and adding something of his own, something special – that would enrich even more.” the history.”
In his in-depth interview with the fashion magazine, Pitt talks about everything from his production company and film career to his dreams and hobbies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. One particularly wild segment of the conversation concerns a French winery at the center of a legal battle between Pitt and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
Earlier this year, Pitt filed a lawsuit accusing Jolie of illegally selling her shares in the estate where the former celebrity couple wed in 2014 to a Russian vodka billionaire. But that’s not all: The Oscar winner told GQ that a few years ago someone tricked him into believing there was millions of dollars’ worth of gold buried somewhere on the property.
“I was obsessed,” Pitt said. “For a year, all I could think about was just the excitement of everything. … Maybe it has something to do with where I grew up, because the Ozark Mountains have always had stories of hidden gold deposits.”
After failing to find buried treasure, Pitt admitted the search “ended up being pretty stupid” but was “exciting” nonetheless.
“A lot of people talk about how crappy Brad Pitt looks on that GQ cover, but my favorite part is in the article when he says a scammer convinced him to spend a year digging up his French mansion to get millions of Chasing dollars in captured gold from the Levant during the Crusades,” @aniceburrito tweeted.
Of course, Pitt also spoke about his latest acting venture, Bullet Train, which was directed by his former stunt double, David Leitch. The supporting cast of the transportation thriller includes Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Karen Fukuhara, Michael Shannon, Brian Tyree Henry and Bad Bunny.
Even with a star-studded film hitting theaters soon, Pitt told GQ he’s on the “final leg” of his acting career.
“This [is the] last semester or trimester,” he said. “What will this section be? And how do I want to do that?”
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