Jennifer Aniston

Brad Pitt says he learned lesson from Aniston fallout

Sep. 22, 2011 at 8:58 AM ET

By now, the following quote is probably familiar: "I spent the '90s trying to hide out ... It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."

Those are words spoken from the mouth of Brad Pitt, words that sent team Aniston into a tizzy when they were printed in Parade magazine. On TODAY to promote his new film "Moneyball," Pitt continued to explain his intentions regarding what he said.

"She's good people.  She, you know, there, there should be a statute of limitations on this," Pitt told Matt Lauer.

Lauer offered to read back the Parade quote, but Pitt declined. "No, I, you know, please don't read it ... Because I don't read these things, by choice, I don't. I don't wanna be encumbered by any of that," Pitt said. "I know my intentions, and I know what I believe, and I know things get misconstrued. I live outside of, of that, and it's much healthier."

Pitt said that he did learn a lesson from the experience: "Don't talk. I don't wanna live on guard and I should be more on guard, I guess ... it's always been a part of the territory. I've got a knack for stepping into s---. And it's OK. It's alright.

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