Courtesy Interview Magazine
10/09/2012 AT 03:30 PM EDT
When it comes to taking on a role, Brad Pitt
has a lot to consider, specifically his family.
's October/November issue, Pitt talks to Guy Ritchie
about balancing his acting career with his love for producing films and his family.
"There are always creative issues, but those practical issues are also significant: who you're going to be with, where you're going to be together, how everyone's schedules line up, how long it's going to take you away from your family," says Ritchie.
"I want it to be worthy enough of a story to leave the family, you know? They're everything. The family is first ... I also don't want to embarrass them," says Pitt, who is dad to
Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, Knox, 4, and Vivienne, 4, with fiancée Angelina Jolie
Although the majority of the interview focuses on the film industry, Ritchie can't help but inquire about Pitt's highly publicized personal life.
"All of the sudden, I'm playing the pushy interviewer! 'We'd love to hear a little bit about Brad's feelings on marriage and fatherhood ...,' " Ritchie says.
"Yeah, I bet you would," Pitt answers with a laugh.