The Bold and the Beautiful: Brad Pitt Explains His Daring Leap into 'Megamind'

[caption id="attachment_16149" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Getty Images"]Brad Pitt at the "Megamind" premiere[/caption]

Brad Pitt is obviously a beautiful man, and his good looks have undoubtedly been an asset to his acting career. So why would the actor sign on for an animated movie that didn't take advantage of his blessed visage?

At the New York premiere of DreamWorks' new 3-D adventure "Megamind," Mr. Handsome himself revealed to NextMovie, "I did it for the little ones."

(Appropriately enough, Pitt brought his sons Maddox and Pax to the screening.)

So was he nervous to try something new?

"Not really," he quipped. As for the actual voice-over work, Pitt said, "It's really not a bad gig!"

Asked if he would do it again, the star reflected, "Yeah. I think so," adding between laughs, "You know, voiceover work is pretty easy."

Pitt voices the hero, Metro Man, while Will Ferrell is the mouthpiece of loveable villain Megamind, who was modeled on an unlikely combination of characters.

"Megamind is a little bit Darth Vader and he's a little bit Wicked Queen," director Tom McGrath tells NextMovie. "I remember Witchiepoo – 'Pufnstuf' is one of the first movies I saw which is really scary and weird. I think we tried to incorporate even a little Alice Cooper into this character."

The movie co-stars Tina Fey and Jonah Hill and opens Friday, Nov. 5.