Papa's got a brand new (ecologically-friendly) bag.
Brad Pitt sat down for his first post-Shiloh interview Monday, using his appearance on NBC's Today with Ann Curry to bring attention to his latest pet project, teaming with the nonprofit organization Global Green to bring environmentally-sound housing developments to the people of New Orleans.
And, more importantly, he talked about his burgeoning brood.
"Man, I got kids now," Pitt said. "And it really changes your perspective on the world.
"It completely changes your perspective. And certainly takes the focus off yourself, which I'm really grateful for."
Pitt, who plays papa opposite Angelina Jolie to Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox, says he has a "profound love" for his children and that his transition to family man has, like Jolie, led him to become more involved in humanitarian work.
"You know, I've had my day. I've had my day. I made some films and I've really had a very fortunate life. And it's time for me to share that a bit," he said. "I'm so tired of thinking about myself. I'm sick of myself."
The 42-year-old actor continues, "I can't do justice to it anymore than any other parent can. You feel that you want to be there and you don't want to miss out on anything. It's a true joy.
"You know, you can write a book, you can make a movie, you can draw, paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I've ever taken on. And, man, if I can get a burp out of that [baby], that little thing, I'll feel such a sense of accomplishment."
In addition to the unabashed parental boasting, Pitt also took the time to discuss his newest project--the one not revolving around George Clooney, that is.
Pitt has teamed up with Global Green USA to bring "green" design--design using materials less harmful to the environment and that are cheaper to maintain--to New Orleans. The buildings are expected to cut energy costs and lower some health risks, like asthma.
To jumpstart the effort, the Ocean's Eleven thesp put up $100,000 of his own money "so far" to sponsor an architectural competition to design a 12-unit apartment complex to be the face of the movement.
"My goal is to see something tangible, to see something built that can become an example, a template...a flagship for other people who are rebuilding."