And what if Brad Pitt retired from the stage? Whether it is a provocation or a summer boutade is too early to say, but at the age of 58 the Hollywood star confesses that she is thinking about giving up the cinema to devote herself to something else. “I think I have reached the last stage of my career, the final semester or quarter», The actor confessed in a long interview with GQ, who dedicated the cover of the August issue to him. Is it really time for him to say goodbye to acting?
BRAD PITT WANTS TO WITHDRAW FROM THE SCENES – After thirty years of success and a career at the top of blockbuster cinema, Brad Pitt could therefore become a “retired baby”, give up everything and devote himself to art, in particular to his beloved sculptures. If the farewell to the stage is really concrete it is difficult to say, in the meantime he thinks about it seriously. “What will this chapter tell? How do I want to structure it? », He asks himself. “Joy is the greatest gift in life right now. Before, I always moved with the currents, drifting. Now I feel happy », she confesses. Of course, before the retirement she has other projects to complete, starting with two upcoming films, both with Margot Robbie: the first is Bullet Train, in cinemas from 25 August, the second Babylon, in December. As a producer, with his Plan B Entertainment, they will then come out Women talking, adaptation of the novel by Miriam Toews, and Blonde, the Netflix film about the life of Marilyn Monroe. The bench in the garden can wait.
Addiction to alcohol and depression – But the interview with Gq is also an opportunity for a series of open-hearted confessions. Starting with those on alcohol and cigarette addiction. The breaking point? Divorce from Angelina Jolie, in 2016. He first worked on the habit of drinking, spending about a year and a half in a rehabilitation center until he became totally sober, while during the pandemic he abruptly eliminated cigarette smoking. The actor later admitted that he suffered from depression (as well as loneliness). “I think I spent years with a mild depression and only after having dealt with it, trying to accept all aspects of myself, the good and the bad, that I was able to capture those moments of joy, ”he admits today. Among the things that make him feel good, there is art: «I am one of those creatures who speak through art. All I want is to create. When I don’t, I feel like I’m dying“. His passions? Sculpture, so much so that in the pandemic she learned to work with ceramics, and to work with wooden furniture.
THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHILDREN (AND SHILON’S ESCAPE) – In all this there could not be room for the children, because of which it has been going on for years legal dispute with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, which regained exclusive custody after an initial agreement on joint custody. The actor, who only has access rights, explained that he totally supports his children and what makes them happy. “They are old enough now to make decisions and I will not be a hindranceHe explained a few months ago. And just in these days the news has leaked that the sixteen-year-old Shiloh – for another protagonist of a video on YouTube in which she shows off her skills as a dancer, showing talent and mastery of the scenes – would have run away from home to spend more time with her father: it is in fact whispered that the girl is the only one to have a close relationship with Pitt, while the couple’s eldest children, Maddox and Pax, have long since closed all types of contact with him.