Pitt’s naked bod failed to im­press Twain

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS - Har­riet Alexan­der

IT is a mys­tery that has puz­zled the world for 20 years: when Sha­nia Twain sang “that don’t im­press me much”, who was it that sparked such dis­dain?

The singer has fi­nally re­vealed the true in­spi­ra­tion for her song – an­nounc­ing to a New York audience that it was, in fact, Brad Pitt’s naked body which left her cold.

“I’ve never told this be­fore. I’m go­ing to say it now. I re­mem­ber I had a girl friend vis­it­ing me and it was near Christ­mas and we were bak­ing cook­ies.

“I was writ­ing this al­bum and there was a scan­dal of Pitt and Gwyneth Pal­trow where there were naked pho­tos of him.

“And this was like all the rage. I just thought ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about’.”

His pho­tos had been sold to Play­girl Mag­a­zine – the ac­tor then sued to pre­vent fur­ther pub­li­ca­tion.

The Cana­dian singer has gone on to sell more than 90 mil­lion records world­wide, mak­ing her one of the most suc­cess­ful fe­male solo artists in his­tory.

But, she clar­i­fied, she was not dis­parag­ing the ac­tor.

“I wasn’t pick­ing on Brad Pitt. But that was just the as­so­ci­a­tion in that mo­ment [about] things we make fusses about.”

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