Monday 19 March 2018

Aisling O’Connor: That's the Pitts -- Brad bottles it for perfume ad

'WHAT'S the mystery?" asks the back of Brad Pitt's head in the hunkiest voice he can muster. The world waits for the Hollywood A-lister's Chanel campaign, with mouths still gawping at the premise of a male face to an iconic women's fragrance. In a series of YouTube teasers for the commercial due to be released today, Brad puzzles a prospective Chanel No 5 customer further with questions not even the object cares to ponder.

So why is Brad Pitt peddling women's perfume? The answer is fame and money. The 'Brangelina' star is fading fast as this couple settle down, prepare to swap rings and cut the cake. Did he crack under the pressure of taking advantage of his money maker while he's still got the 'it' factor. A £4.3m (€5.4m) cheque from Chanel is nothing to sneeze at.

While their gossip-friendly show-mantic relationship is losing its allure, both Brad and Angelina are falling in the sex symbol charts. At a life stage where trading on your looks starts to look a little desperate, Pitt is having his last hurrah as a desirable hunk -- and cashing in while he can.

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