Text by Delphine Chui
Pure 1997 shade
Remember Shania Twain’s 1997 hit single That Don’t Impress Me Much?
Well, 20 years on, she has finally revealed why she named and shamed Brad Pitt, in particular.
The 51-year-old former country star, told Billboard yesterday: ‘You want to know the truth about this story? I’ve never told this before. I’m going to say it now…’
And, yes, Shania, we do want to know.
‘I remember I had a girlfriend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album and there was a scandal of [Pitt] and Gwyneth Paltrow where there was naked photos of him [in Playgirl magazine]. And this was all the rage.’
And seeing how she just didn’t get why the photos were causing such a stir: ‘I just thought, ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about.’ I’m like, well that don’t impress me much. I mean, what is all the fuss? We see people naked every day. That’s really what I thought.’
‘I wasn’t picking on Brad Pitt,’ she continued. ‘But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy.’
So, bless him, it looks like Brad was actually the inspiration behind the entire song (so thanks for that.)
The 53-year-old actor hasn’t stayed silent on the 90s reference either, having once told Entertainment Weekly that he ‘unfortunately’ did remember the reference and hinted that he would have preferred to be referenced in a heavy metal song. (Ouch.)
Well, we’re glad he featured in That Don’t Impress Me Much because it’s giving us all the nostalgic feels and you can’t deny it’s a catchy AF song.
From Marie Claire UK