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Pitt said he does not want to take attention away from the film. PHOTO: FILE

Actor Brad Pitt said he was skipping the premiere of his latest project to focus “on family situation” and not distract from the educational documentary, following his highly publicised marital split from Angelina Jolie.

Pitt, 52, narrated the 45-minute IMAX documentary film Voyage of Time, directed by Terrence Malick, which he called incredibly beautiful.

“I’m very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I’m currently focused on my family situation and don’t want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see,” the actor said, in a statement reported by Reuters. It was Pitt’s second statement since news of the Hollywood power couple’s split broke last week.

He previously said, in a statement to People magazine, that he was “very saddened” after Jolie, 41, filed for divorce in a Los Angeles court, asking for sole physical custody of the couple’s six children. Jolie’s lawyer said the diva made the decision for the health of the family. She and Pitt had been together for 12 years and married for two years.

Pitt’s next film is Allied is a war drama coming out in November, co-starring French actor Marion Cotillard. Last week, Cotillard denied her involvement in Pitt and Jolie’s separation, after rumours implied she and Pitt were romantically involved.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2016.