Brad Pitt back in China after reported ban over Tibet film
Brad Pitt made his first promotional appearance for a movie in China since reportedly being banned over a film about Tibet almost 20 years ago.
He spent 40 minutes giving autographs to Chinese fans on Monday and 20 minutes at a tightly controlled media event promoting his latest movie.
The Chinese government reportedly didn’t like his 1997 film, “Seven Years in Tibet,” about an Austrian explorer’s relationship with a young Dalai Lama, because of its portrayal of harsh Chinese rule in the Himalayan region.
Pitt did visit China two years ago to accompany his then-partner, who was on a publicity tour, but kept a very low profile.
“Allied” debuts on Nov. 23 in China, the U.S. and some European and Asian countries.