Brad Pitt has been very vocal about his support for fiancée Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy in February.
And now he’s calling it “pretty damn sexy.”
While promoting his new zombie-thriller flick World War Z on the Australian TV program The Project this week, the 49-year-old says he’s so proud of his better half for having the surgery to lower her risk of getting cancer.
“It’s heroic. It’s all that. And it’s pretty damn sexy, too,” he shared.
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As for how she’s feeling, Brad says she’s “as good as gold.”
“It’s upwards and onwards for us. It was a really moving time. It’s something that’s going to bring you closer,” says the actor, who has six children with Angie, 38. “We knew it was coming for a while. She is just that example; she’s proven it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. You get your information; make decisions that are best for you and your family. Man, I am just thrilled we don’t have that to worry about.”
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After learning she carried the BRCA1 gene, which makes her highly susceptible to contracting breast cancer, Angelina decided to go through with the surgery. “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent,” she revealed in a New York Times article on May 14. “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
And that’s something Brad couldn’t be happier about.
“For me, it just doesn’t work without mom,” he said. “So the fact that I would have to explain that to my kids, that’s just a nightmare. It’s just a huge relief.”
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Something else he revealed in the interview? His oldest son, Max, 12, has a role in World War Z!
“Mad plays one of the zombies who got shot in the head,” Brad laughed, adding, “Really good parenting on my part.”
The flick hits theaters on June 21.
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