July 15th, 2010
05:59 PM ET

James Brolin: Paps are 'like rats'

Note to celebs: James Brolin doesn’t need to see your underpants.

The actor and husband of Barbra Streisand spoke to Parade.com about how celebrity has changed since he entered the industry.

“I think we've got so much communication today, we've seen the underbelly of everything,” he said. “We've seen everybody's underpants.”

Another downside of the industry that Brolin and his superstar wife have seen much of is the ever present paparazzi while living in Malibu, he said.

"If we go into town or the obvious spots, they're there,” Brolin said. “And if we don't look in the rearview mirror, they'll tail us. They're like rats. So we'll drive in the other direction. We go out where nobody goes.”

The pair seems to still be going strong, and he chalks a solid marriage up to “kindness and honesty with grace.”

Brolin said he’s also a firm believer in having an occasional “tune up” to keep the love going.

“Find the greatest mediator, a shrink, the guy from your church, whatever,” he said. “And every once in a while sit there and have a difficult conversation about all the unsaid things. And by the end of it you're going to be so close it's unreal.”

Click here for more of the interview.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Chilidog

    Brolin ran around in his tighty whities in the movie "Amityville Horror." I bet he wants everyone to forget about that.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. susan watts

    I love Barbra Striesand's singing (hubby doesn't) oh well. also watched a lot of movies and tv shows with James Brolin in them . Favorite is Marriage of Convenience with Jane Seymour,
    Hope you guys have many more years together. you are a great looking couple.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bonnie NYC

    He doesn't need to see underpants being married to the overrated but beautiful (joke) Streisand!!!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Al

    May the two of you have years and years of wedded bliss.

    July 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jack

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  6. alumette

    They certainly look happy. They deserve it.

    July 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Les

    Both James & Barbra look good–aging well like a fine wine.

    July 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. iho

    I hear ya James. I can't stand the paparazzi either and you're right, they are RATS!!!

    July 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |

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