updated 06/18/2013 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/18/2013 AT 8:05 AM ET
“She’s getting ready for World Refugee Day” this Thursday, Pitt told reporters on the red carpet, while Jolie was in Los Angeles.
Asked to describe his feelings about Jolie after she publicly announced her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, Pitt replied: “She has always been the brave, bold individual that I fell for – and sexy as ever.”
Pitt also talked about his movie, a “bad-ass” (his word) zombie extravaganza, and the reaction of his kids – Maddox, 11; Pax, 9; Zahara, 8; Shiloh, 7; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4 – to it.
“They love these kinds of things,” he said, “and that’s the thing that first drew me to it.”
Then again, Maddox has a vested interest in the movie: he’s in it.
“He’s got a small piece in it,” said Pitt. “He’s a zombie who then gets shot. I don’t know what that says about my parenting!”