Brad Pitt thinks farewell to acting: "I think I have reached the last stage of my career"

Actor Brad Pitt has revealed that he is thinking of retiring from show business in an interview with GQ in which he also talks about his daily anxieties and problems.

Brad Pitt is the protagonist of the July / August issue of the magazine GQ and, interviewed by the author Ottessa Moshfegh, he revealed that he is thinking about withdraw from the entertainment world.
The Oscar-winning actor will soon return to theaters thanks to the film Bullet Train and is increasingly working as a producer.

In the pages of the magazine, Brad Pitt explains: “I think I have reached the last stretch, the final semester or quarter. What will this chapter tell? How do I want to structure it?“.
Among the projects he is working on there is therefore the production company Plan B Entertainment which in recent months has been working on the adaptation of the romando Women who speak, written by Miriam Toews, in which it tells of Mennonite women who join forces against their rapists. The feature will be directed by Sarah Polley and the star explained: “It’s a profound film like no other made in this decade“.

Brad Pitt on the cover of GQ

In Bullet Train Brad has instead collaborated as an actor with David Leitch, known on the set of Fight Club in 1999 when the director was his stunt double, a role he then played in other films such as Troy and Mr & Mrs Smith. For friend Pitt she played Ladybug, a killer aboard the Tokyo-Kyoto train who has just recovered from a nervous breakdown and returns to his high-risk profession with a slightly misleading confidence in his suitability to resume duty. The actor described the character of him explaining: “You know, you do a month of therapy, you have an epiphany, you think you understand everything and that you will never be lost again. That’s all. I get it, I’m ready to go!“.

In the interview, Brad Pitt also revealed that he was able to quit smoking during the pandemic and that he spent a year and a half dating Alcoholics Anonymous, managing to quit drinking after his divorce from Angelina Jolie: “I had a very nice male group there, very reserved and selective, so it was safe because I had heard experiences of other people, like Philip Seymour Hoffman, that were recorded spilling the beans, and this is just excruciating to me.“.

Among the problems that Brad Pitt is currently facing is the difficulty in remembering new people, in recognizing their faces, and he fears that this will give him a certain impression: that he is distant and detached, inaccessible, self-centered. The Oscar winner further admitted: “I’ve always felt very alone in my life. It was only when I was a child, alone out here too, that it is only recently that I have come closer to my friends and family. What is that line, it could be from Rilke or Einstein, believe it or not, but it was something that was about when you can walk with paradox, when you carry true pain and joy with you at the same time, this is maturity, this is growth“.

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