Brad Pitt on What His Kids Think of His Marriage
So how are Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox enjoying their mom and dad being husband and wife?
“They like it,” Pitt told PEOPLE at the world premiere of his new movie Fury in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, pausing thoughtfully and smiling. “They like it.”
Pitt spent time with members of the military, including retired WWII veterans, at the patriotic premiere. He also got plenty of face time with his costars while making the war movie; Navy SEALs put the cast through boot camp to prepare them for their roles.
“It was actually very complex. It wasn’t like, dig a foxhole and you’re done,” director David Ayer told PEOPLE on the red carpet. “It was engineered to break them down and then build them up as a team. Once they came out of that, they were glowing. They had this incredible chemistry together and I was a bit jealous because I hadn’t shared in that experience and was now an outsider.”
One insider, 22-year-old Logan Lerman (who played Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the youngest team member on the tank crew in Fury) had an intimate task assigned to him during boot camp.
In an effort to keep the men sleep-deprived, they took turns staying awake on watch each night. Because Logan’s rank was at the bottom of the list, he had a very senior member of the group behind him.
“We each had to wake the next person, and the next person was Brad for me,” Lerman told PEOPLE. “So I had to be the guy to wake Brad Pitt up.”
So, how did that go?
“It was weird. How do you wake up a sleeping beauty? It took a while to figure it out. You just kiss him gently and you rock him and you hold him and you say, ‘Hey, sweetie.’ ”
In all seriousness, though, how do you wake up Brad Pitt?
“I told you,” Lerman said with a grin. “Tenderness. Be kind.”