Brad Pitt wants Matt Damon's fame
Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have been friends since starring in the Ocean’s Eleven franchise together — but apparently Brad Pitt envies Matt Damon’s privacy.
Matt Damon is constantly amazed at the amount of attention his pal Brad Pitt receives.
In an interview in the August 2013 issue of Esquire Damon mentioned, "If you can control the celebrity side of celebrity, then it's worth it," he said. "I look at Brad — and I have for years and when I'm with him I see the intensity of that other side of it. And the paparazzi and the insane level of aggression they have and their willingness to break the law and invade his space — well, I wonder about that trade."
Pitt apparently envies Damon's fame in a different way — the fact that Damon is able to do the simple things without being hounded by the paparazzi and he may have a point there because Pitt cannot enjoy his privacy in the same way.
In Damon's interview he went on to recall, "I remember telling [Brad] that I walk my kids to school, and his face just fell," "He was very kind, but he was like, "You b***ard." Because he should be able to do that, too. And he can't."
Damon has successfully been able to raise his children out of the public eye, while Pitt has not been afforded that simple necessity.
Damon continued to talk about his love life, saying, "I got lucky, I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn't double — it grows exponentially. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom."