Billy Bob Thornton is grateful he doesn’t have to endure the media frenzy that surrounds Angelina Jolie and her lover Brad Pitt.
The â€œMonster’s Ballâ€ actor revealed, “I do feel sorry for Angie and Brad. The only time you hear about me is when I’ve got a movie coming out and I like it like that. They have to cope with it all the time.”
The 52-year-old actor also considers her new partner Pitt a good friend, saying, “I’m still close to Angie but Brad’s a friend too. We’ve known each other for years.”
Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie adopted a son, Maddox, from Cambodia six months before their marriage broke up in 2002, but Pitt has since become the child’s adoptive father.
Now, the actor is set to star in film â€œPeace Like a Riverâ€, on which Pitt will be a producer.