Brad Pitt: His Alcohol Addiction Was An "Escape"

Brad Pitt talks about how his alcohol addiction was an "escape" 
December 3, 2019 - 20:24 / Sarah Schulz

Brad Pitt recently sat down with Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine and opened up about his bouts with alcoholism. Find out what Pitt had to say right here... 

The Ad Astra actor recently opened up about his struggles with alcohol and shared those struggles with his Meet Joe Black co-star Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine. Hopkins started the conversation by saying, "I've read you had a struggle with booze and all that," to which Pitt responded saying he say it was a "disservice" to himself and that he used alcohol as an "escape."

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Brad Pitt: Alcohol was an "escape"

Hopkins then said that he had also struggled with alcoholism but has since moved on. Brad Pitt touched on the theme of "mistakes" by saying, "so you're embracing all your mistakes. You're saying, 'Let's be our foibles, our embarrassment. There's beauty in that.'" According to ET Canada.

Brad Pitt attends the press conference for the Japanese premiere of 'Ad Astra' on September 12, 2019

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"We’ve always placed great importance on the mistake. But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person. We’re all going to make mistakes. But what is the next step?" Brad continued, never really elaborating on what his "mistakes" really are but noting that he finds the next step "so much more invigorating and interesting."

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The 55-year-old actor ended the interview on this topic on a very philosophical note: "I'm human, we're human, we want purpose, we want meaning in our lives. But to attain that, the key is two things: staying creative and being with the people you love," according to ET Canada