The following is probably a conversation that happened between Brad Pitt and his agent recently…
Brad Pitt’s Agent: So I got a call from the Chanel No. 5 people. They want you for a new campaign.
Brad Pitt: You know I don’t do commercials.
Brad Pitt’s Agent: Yes, I know, but I think you should consider doing this. Here, take a look at the script.
Brad Pitt: Oh my God this is terrible. They really expect me to grow my hair back to Legends of the Fall length, look into a camera and say these cheesey lines?
Brad Pitt’s Agent: Looking directly into the camera is optional.
Brad Pitt: Look, I’m Brad Freaking Pitt, man. You know I don’t do crap like this.
Brad Pitt’s Agent: Don’t you want to know how much they’re offering? (Slides sheet of paper with an obscenely large number scribbled on it.)
Brad Pitt: (Looking at the aforementioned piece of paper) Oh well f*ck it I’ll do it.
And that’s probably how this came to be.
Thanks for the tip, Paula!