Brad Pitt did an interview for Interview magazine with his Legends of the Fall co-star, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Brad let Sir Tony know that he was a changed man. While admitting that he hadn’t cried in 20 years, he now is a blubbering mess and is more “moved” by the world around him. Also helping him get in touch with his emotions is his new sobriety as he chose to give up the drink and the weed and has been doing even more growth in Alcoholics Anonymous. Which is cute since everyone knows who Brad Pitt is. Ain’t nothin anonymous there!
55-year-old Brad told Anthony that until recently, he hadn’t cried for 20 years. Relatable. Apparently Brad is “quite famously a not-crier.” He said:
“Is that a term? I hadn’t cried in, like, 20, years, and now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved… Moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved.”
Of course the kids he’s referring to are the six he shares with Angelina Jolie. He says that all his blubbering is “a good sign” which shows he’s been reconnecting with his emotions.
“I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign.”
Brad also talked about “still wrestling” with “blame” but didn’t specify anything. Which is all right, because Angie sure specifies things enough for him. Brad said:
“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… You can’t have one without the other. I see it as something I’m just now getting my arms around at this time in my life. But I certainly don’t feel like I can take credit for any of it.”
Also part of Brad’s shame and blame spiral is probably linked to his previous alcohol abuse, which he thankfully is dealing with. Brad and Alia Shawkat must do sober dates only–hence Kanye West’s Uber-Khristian Koncert. Previously he told the New York Times:
“I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privilege.”
And Brad also talked about being moved (he’s all about the emotional moving now) by the men in AA with him:
“You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself… It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself. There’s great value in that.”
I’m glad that Brad is getting in touch with his feelings, good for him. If he cries during that lawsuit about his faulty New Orleans homes, I’m sure the judge will show leniency.