Earlier this month, Brad Pitt opened up to GQ Style about his new life as a sober single dad and his initially messy custody battle with Angelina Jolie. Brad was so thorough, publishers could have taken that interview, bound it in book form, and attached a cover that read Brad Pitt’s Current Life for Dummies. There must have been some people who were in a deep coma when his GQ interview was released, because the Associated Press talked to Brad about his upcoming Netflix movie War Machine and he talked about being a changed man again.
Brad doesn’t get as deep as he did with GQ, but he does cover most of the same ground. He admitted that any time his life has been in the crapper, he can blame it directly on believing the hype of Brad Pitt Sexy Hollywood A-List Hunk Movie Star.
“Hubris is a trap and it’s the trap of every great nation that has been number one for too long. You start believing your own stink. Anytime I’ve gotten in trouble, it’s because of my own hubris.”
So Brad is to blame. Got it! Next he answered the question: “Why is Brad talking so much all of a sudden?”
“I’ve got no secrets. I’ve got nothing to hide. We’re human and I find the human condition very interesting. If we’re not talking about it, then we’re not getting better.”
Brad talked about the kids next. Angelina may be the one who has been seen out and about most recently with various kids, but that doesn’t mean Brad is spending all his free time trying to avoid his kids in his art cave.
He said he’s spending his time now “keeping the ship afloat” and “figuring out the new configuration of our family.” “Kids are everything. Kids are your life. They’re taking all the focus, as they should anyway.”
Brad also said that he’s fine.
“I’m not suicidal or something,” Pitt said, laughing. “There’s still much beauty in the world and a lot of love. And a lot of love to be given. It’s all right. It’s just life.”
I know Brad doesn’t want us to be concerned for him, but quoting the weirdo teen loner from American Beauty isn’t helping. Can someone ask George Clooney to do us all a favor and swing by Brad’s house sometime this week? You know, just to make sure he’s not spending too many hours alone in his backyard filming plastic bags with a Sony HandyCam.