Hollywood’s leading star Brad Pitt may have arrived at the summit of success with different huge hits in his profession, however the on-screen character has had a lot of issues in his own life that had him associated with propensities he may not be especially attached to.
The actor, who seemed to be at his candid best, revealed some intimate details about his life in an interview with The New York Times, reported People.The 55-year-old star looked back on his decision to give up drinking, which came after his split from ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privilege, Pitt said.
The ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood star said that he started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where he shared the most personal parts of his life.
You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself, he said.
“It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself. There’s great value in that,” Pitt added.
The actor has spent a lot of time looking inward lately especially as he prepared for his role in Ad Astra, a film about an astronaut in search of his father (Tommy Lee Jones).
He channeled a lot from his own father for the performance, Pitt said, adding that he has reached a point where he sees his father in every role he plays now.
While his divorce from Jolie brought a whole new level of scrutiny to his private life, Pitt was used to making headlines. The press had covered everything from his movies to his dating history for years. However, he’s learned to tune out the noise surrounding the public’s opinions.
“Those dubious thoughts, the mind chatter, the rat in the skull—that’s comedy,” he said. “It’s just ridiculous that we would beat ourselves up that way. It doesn’t matter. I spent too much of life wrestling with those thoughts, or being tethered to those thoughts, or caged by those thoughts.”