Brad Pitt clearly does not impress Shania Twain based on the time she name dropped him in her infamous hit “That Don’t Impress Me Much” — and now she’s even confirmed it in an interview!
The country singer opened up about the inspiration behind her 1997 single and how the nude photos of Brad Pitt that caused shock waves through the media definitely played a role during her songwriting process.
“You want to know the truth about this story? I’ve never told this before. I’m going to say it now,” Twain said during an interview with Billboard. “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.”
She continued by explaining that she didn’t understand why the photos caused so much commotion. “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,” she told the outlet. “I wasn’t picking on Brad Pitt. 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.”
Twain is set to release her first album after a 15 year hiatus this coming September and has previously released the album’s hit single “Life’s About to Get Good.” Listen to it below:
And listen to the iconic 1997 hit: