Brad Pitt does a little bit of role play for his latest magazine cover. The 48-year-old actor reunites with photographer Steven Klein for the October/November 2012 cover of Interview Magazine. Pitt plays dress-up for a fashion editorial where he’s seen wearing various looks including sequined jackets, deconstructed knitwear and rugged denim. He also sports a eyeliner, an eye patch and even dreadlocks in the playful photo shoot.

For the accompanying interview, Pitt sits down with director Guy Ritchie. The two worked previously together on the 2000 film Snatch. Ritchie asks the Se7en actor questions ranging from his future in film, family and his upcoming political drama, Killing Them Softly. Check out a few quotes from his sitdown with Ritchie and photos styled by Ludivine Poiblanc below.

On US Presidential Election

“Well, I just want to avoid confusion with this film and say I’m a big supporter of Obama, and I think he’s our best answer for the next four years.”

On Picking Movie Projects

“You know, right now, this is like a clean-up-the-loose-ends-and-tidy-up-the-place kind of year, which I also look at as a refill kind of year. I’m not good at going back-to-back-to-back-to-back with movies, and it’s just now that I’m starting to get my bearings again and a flavor for what’s next. But it can’t be something repetitive that I’ve done before. I’m bored to death by that, and when I attempt things like that, it never works–I end up hurting the movie. So it’s just about discovery now and finding something new that’s interesting to me.”

On His Future In Film

“I’d rather be behind the camera. As a producer, obviously, you’re part of a team that brings the story to the screen. It wouldn’t be there if you didn’t champion it or if you and a group of people weren’t championing it. I like that.”

On Upcoming Killing Them Softly

“Well, what Andrew [Dominik] wanted to do with this film was interesting: He wanted to talk about America—and America as a business—but he wanted to hide it within this low-end crime drama. We in America have some grand ideals—and some very strong ideals—but a lot of times, those ideals are used for marketing.”

How He Feels About His Acting

“Pretty damn solid. I’d say pretty damn solid.”

For more pictures and to read his entire interview, head over to http://www.interviewmagazine.com/