Brad Pitt Unsure How to Balance Wife Mastectomy News with ‘World War Z’ Press

LOS ANGELES — In the aftermath of actress-director Angelina Jolie’s highly praised reveal that she had a preventative double mastectomy, her partner, actor Brad Pitt, says he admires her courage but, now has no idea how to promote “World War Z.”

“Angelina is the strongest, and she’s proven that time and again,” said Pitt in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight.” “We can talk about my zombie movie another time.”

In a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday, Jolie discussed how she tested positive for the gene BRCA1, “which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.” It was then that Jolie decided to have her breasts removed.

“There are people upset that the zombies are extremely fast. I think it’s going to be fun though and I’m happy with it,” said Pitt. “But I’m even happier that Angelina is healthy.”

Jolie said the procedures lasted three months, ending on April 27. Said Jolie, “I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.”

“June 21,” said Pitt. “It’s going to be a cool ride. Once you see that mountain of zombies in theaters, it’s a real ‘wow’ moment. … Admittedly it feels meaningless to even say those words considering what my partner has gone through though. … June 21. ‘World War Z.'”