Brad Pitt left feeling 'upset' by economic crash
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 November 2015
Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has admitted he was left feeling "very upset" about the global financial crisis in the late 2000s
Brad Pitt was "very upset" about the global financial crisis.
The 51-year-old actor stars alongside Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling in the big screen adaptation of the Michael Lewis book 'The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine', about the credit crunch, and has admitted he was personally touched by the economic downturn in the late 2000s.
Brad - who is married to Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie - recalled: "We were down in New Orleans, trying to build affordable homes, and the fact that this thing went out of control, and people were talked into taking these mortgage plans they couldn't afford - I was very upset.
"A lot of people got duped. And then the others, who thought they were investing well ... it led to a global crisis. And what is more amazing is you talk to the guys in the business now, and they say nothing has really changed."
Brad also admitted it was important to tell the story of the crisis from the point of view of the people who suffered the most.
He told Vulture: "So many people got hurt during the housing crisis, during the mortgage debacle, it was so complicated - and what I appreciate about Michael's writing and his book, to tell it from the other side was an interesting take on it.
"It can be very dry material. You can be exhausted just by the pain of it all. It was really important, beyond all the great documentaries on it, to tell it in a palatable way, so people could know how they got hurt, hopefully to avoid something like this again."