William Bradley Pitt’s period of hatlessness has finally come to an end. After a grueling yet ultimately triumphant awards season (and believe me, William was working. Not only did he have to pretend to be in a Friends reunion, he probably spent months on the road working out his acceptance speech material at every podunk open mic this side of the Mississippi), Brad’s ready to regain his center. According to People, Brad’s ready to fall into the arms of an old lover; the slippery mineral weight of clay.
Something that surely has not gone unnoticed by a certain Maleficent actress, Brad has spent the last few months collecting awards for his role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood where he played an affable but aimless aging hot dude, which must have been quite a stretch for the keenly intellectual (by proxy) actor. He picked up best supporting actor trophies from the Golden Globes, the SAGs, the BAFTAs and the Oscars. And while acting is his passion, it’s not his everything.
After his emotional Oscar acceptance speech on Feb. 9, Brad Pitt made sure to take a moment to soak in the significance of the night.
“I’m just trying to catch my breath,” said Pitt backstage.
“This is all so flattering… and humbling,” Pitt says in PEOPLE’s new cover story of his win and the outpouring of support.
And while he loves acting, Pitt has stressed the importance of having other passions in life. He has his production company, Plan B, which was responsible for 2014’s Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave and also keeps busy with his latest pastime, sculpting.
“I think it’s time to go disappear for a while and make stuff,” he said backstage at the Oscars.
I can understand why Brad loves to make pottery. There’s a reason he has his own studio. Clay is neutral. Clay is without judgement. Clay is generous in that it receives your hands and willingly absorbs the emotions they imbue– be it anger or elation, turmoil or ecstasy. And if one should err in the process, creating a critical point of failure in the structure, nobody’s gonna die. You’ve just made an ugly ashtray. No need to make it right. Its flaws are its perfection. Plus you can put your weed in there, not that he does that anymore.
Also, Brad’s studio is probably indoors where he keeps all his answers about Maddox’s thoughts on his movie:
— Tres (@DaggerKnox) February 10, 2020