Brad Pitt covers GQ Style with three different photos and opens up about his life now after his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
In the interview, Pitt talks about acting, quitting drinking and rediscovering himself over the last year. “I have so much attached to this facade,” Pitt says when asked about blurring into his characters, admitting it’s hard to get away from his personal life.
The “War Machine” actor says he’s done playing characters going through some sort of pain or crisis. “Yeah, I’m kind of done playing those. I think it was more pain tourism,” he reveals. He says that all that has happened over the past few months would have come home to roost eventually, but denies that he’s going through a midlife crisis.
“No, this isn’t that. I interpret a midlife crisis as a fear of growing old and fear of dying, you know, going out and buying a Lamborghini. Actually, they’ve been looking pretty good to me lately!” he jokes.
For Pitt, he’s made a lot of major life changes recently. In addition to his divorce from Jolie, he’s also quit drinking and replaced it with cranberry juice and fizzy water. “Personally, I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something,” he admits.
“I’m really, really happy to be done with all of that. I mean, I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family,” Pitt reveals. “But even this last year, you know, things I wasn’t dealing with… I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again,” he says.
He reveals that he’s still working on himself. “For me, this period has really been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street,” he says.
Pitt says it was too hard to live at the home he shared with Jolie and their children following their divorce. He crashed with friends, including director David Fincher, but eventually made his way back home. His days now are different, as the house is much quieter. “This house was always chaotic and crazy, voices and bangs coming from everywhere, and then, as you see, there are days like this: very…very solemn,” Pitt says.
Pitt admits he’s working on being a better dad. That since the divorce, he is putting family first and trying to listen more. When it comes to the kids, the handling of the divorce has been difficult–they’re still deciding on his visitation rights with the children–but they’ve tried to be as careful as they can. “Kids are so delicate. They absorb everything. They need to have their hand held and things explained. They need to be listened to,” he says.