Brad Pitt Comes Clean on Why He Won't Lose the Beard

03/24/2010 at 08:00 AM EDT

Brad Pitt Comes Clean on Why He Won't Lose the Beard
Brad Pitt
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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

That much-discussed beard on Brad Pitt's superstar chin has now surpassed the excuse of novelty. And it's not even there for a role.

Now the actor has given his reason for the straggly facial fluff: He can't be bothered to change it. "It's boredom. No other reason than that," he told Britain's Sun while chatting in the London kitchen of supermodel Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn – the director and Pitt's fellow producer on the upcoming movie Kick-Ass.

Sipping Guinness stout and smoking a cigarette, Pitt, 46, added that he has been getting into Brit rapper Dizzee Rascal, another guest at the Kick-Ass after-party. (The movie opens in the U.S. April 16.)

"That guy has got it," he said of Dizzee Rascal. "The kids are really into his stuff. I have worked out to that song 'Bonkers.' "

Pitt, who is a longtime collaborator with Vaughn (they worked together on the movie Snatch), also spoke about how he once nearly got into a scrape over a woman during a visit to Scotland.

"When I was in Glasgow I got involved with this girl. She happened to be the ex-girlfriend of a bit of a bad guy. I ended up having to get out of town because I was getting 'that' look from a guy behind a bar," said Pitt. "It was heavy."

The leading man, currently staying in Venice while partner Angelina Jolie is shooting her new movie The Tourist, has since been up to Scotland again, this time with more peaceful results – to scout movie locations with his friend Vaughn.

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