A Brad dad? Pitt reveals that he will let his son Maddox, 12, watch his latest R-rated movie 12 Years A Slave

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The film has an R-restricted rating, meaning that no person under 17 can watch the film without being accompanied by an adult.

But Brad Pitt feels that his eldest child - 12-year-old adopted son Maddox - is mature enough to sit through his latest movie 12 Years A Slave.

In an interview with TODAY Brad was asked by Ann Curry if we allow his son to watch it, to which he replied: 'Maybe my eldest I would, right now'.

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Brad dad? Pitt has revealed that he would let his eldest son Maddox, 12, watch his R-rated new movie 12 years a slave

Brad dad? Pitt has revealed that he would let his eldest son Maddox, 12, watch his R-rated new movie 12 years a slave

Brad has six children with his wife Angelina, Maddox, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and Vivienne and Knox, 5.

Mature: Brad will let his adopted son Maddox watch his latest film

Mature: Brad will let his adopted son Maddox watch his latest film

He added: 'I'd rather for the others to get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little more.'

The film tells the story of Solomon Northup, who is abducted and sold into slavery having been livin as a free man in upstate New York.

Brad plays a smaller role in the film but also serves as a producer.

'It's why I got into film in the first place. It's one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity.'

Meanwhile, it seems that Brad clearly feels that his son Maddox is advanced for his age.

Earlier this year he revealed Maddox would be starring as a zombie extra in his ultra-violent film World War Z.

'He gets shot in the head . . . multiple times. But he gets double tapped,' Brad said at the time.

'I don't know what that says about me as a parent,' he added.

Brad's full interview airs on  NBC News TODAY and Ann Curry, on Wednesday, October 16.

Brad - who is currently filming his next project in Buckinghamshire - is said to have recently bonded with his co-star Shia LaBeouf.

A source told UsMagazine.com: 'They play soldiers in the same World War II troop and the director wanted to make sure they bonded. So he dropped them in the wilderness -- without their cellphones!'

NBC News TODAY and Ann Curry
Airs on Wednesday, October 16


'I haven't minded a bit,': Brad also revealed his nonchalance over turning 50 in December

'I haven't minded a bit,': Brad also revealed his nonchalance over turning 50 in December

Brad, 49, and Shia, 27, were joined by fellow co-stars Logan Lerman, 21, Jon Bernthal, 37, and Kevin Vance.

Clint Eastwood's son Scott, 27, rounds out the cast but wasn't part of the camping trip.

The new pals were 'ordered' to camp for a few days to develop chemistry on and off screen and even had to resort to hunting for their own food.

What would Angelina say? Jolie - spotted with her brood in Sydney this year - will no doubt share Brad's parenting views

What would Angelina say? Jolie - spotted with her brood in Sydney this year - will no doubt share Brad's parenting views

The source added: 'They must have gotten pretty cosy in the tents they were sharing.'

The cast have been hard at work preparing for the blockbuster movie with Brad, Shia and Logan all spending the night at a real army base in June.

The Hollywood trio were given hands on training with tanks and machine guns at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

Star performance: Brad Pitt play's an anti-slavery carpenter in 12 Years A Slave

Star performance: Brad Pitt play's an anti-slavery carpenter in 12 Years A Slave

Friend: Brad Pitt's carpenter character befriends enslaved Northup

Friend: Brad Pitt's carpenter character befriends enslaved Northup

Troubled: Slave Northup faces an uncertain future in the film

Troubled: Slave Northup faces an uncertain future in the film



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I like Brad but he looks really aged in this interview - the long hair doesn't help.

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The ratings are there so parents do not have to think about what a child should watch Brad.

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don't see the iusse

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notice the amount of movies on slavery lately? don't we have enough current issues without poking more issues from old days gone?

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What a brave father!

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He is already a bad dad before now.. lol

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At least they are not pimping out their kids like the Smith family. That is Will Smith

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Some children are able to handle advanced material. A parent should know his child well enough to know whether he can do so.

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To be honest with you, it's his kid and his movie. I watched R-rated movies as a teen as well. It mostly depends on the teen's maturity level, as age is just a number. This movie has some nudity in it, but kids around Maddox's age have to go through sex education. It's not like they haven't seen this stuff before.

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What a terrible father, call social services... *sarcasm*

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