Brad Pitt reflects on alcohol battle

Brunilde Fioravanti
Dicembre 3, 2019

In a conversation with Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine published on Monday, Pitt, 55, reflected on his past mistakes - and why his struggles may have been necessary to get him to the place he is in today. "I did some bad things, but it was all for a reason, in a way".

Pitt opened up about his struggles with alcohol and drugs in 2017, calling himself "a professional boozer" in an interview with GQ.

"I'm seeing that these days", Brad told Anthony.

"I'm realizing, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I've made that I'm not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else", he said. "You can't have one without the other", he said while looking back at the messy period in his life. But I look at it, and I think, 'What a great blessing that was, because it was painful'.

Hopkins told the father-of-six - to Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11, with ex Angelina Jolie, 44 - that he can expect more emotional moments over time. I don't know where it's going, but I think it's a good sign'.

"You'll find, as you get older, that you just want to weep", Hopkins said.

'It's not even about grief. I see it as something I'm just now getting my arms around at this time in my life.

Pitt then adds: "I think we're living in a time where we're extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable".

Elsewhere in the interview, Pitt told Hopkins that he feels people should be judged by how they react to a mistake instead of the mistake itself. We've always placed great importance on the mistake.

"So you're embracing all your mistakes", Brad replied.

"We don't, as a culture, seem to stick around to see what that person's next step is", Pitt continued. And that's the part I find so much more invigorating and interesting'.

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