Brad Pitt opened up about drinking problems and life lessons learned in a wide-ranging interview with Anthony Hopkins.

The 55 year old Pitt spoke with the 81 year old actor for Interview Magazine, where he spoke openly about his issues with alcohol and forgiveness.

When Hopkins said he read that he, ‘had a struggle with booze and all that,’ Pitt said that he viewed drinking as an, ‘escape.’

Opening up: Brad Pitt opened up about drinking problems and life lessons learned in a wide-ranging interview with Anthony Hopkins

Opening up: Brad Pitt opened up about drinking problems and life lessons learned in a wide-ranging interview with Anthony Hopkins

Opening up: Brad Pitt opened up about drinking problems and life lessons learned in a wide-ranging interview with Anthony Hopkins

‘Well, I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape,’ Pitt said of his drinking issues in the past.

Hopkins, who worked with Pitt on Legends of the Fall and Meet Joe Black, added that the drinking was ‘necessary, with Pitt adding, ‘To some degree, yes.’

Pitt added that he remembers Hopkins opening up about his issues with alcohol when they made Meet Joe Black, adding that Hopkins is, ’embracing all your mistakes,’ adding, ‘there’s beauty in that.’ 

Disservice: 'Well, I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape,' Pitt said of his drinking issues in the past

Disservice: 'Well, I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape,' Pitt said of his drinking issues in the past

Disservice: ‘Well, I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape,’ Pitt said of his drinking issues in the past

Pitt added that, ‘I’m seeing that these days. I think we’re living in a time where we’re extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable.’

‘We’ve always placed great importance on the mistake. But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person. We’re all going to make mistakes. But what is that next step?’ he added.

He continued, ‘We don’t, as a culture, seem to stick around to see what that person’s next step is. And that’s the part I find so much more invigorating and interesting.’

Disposable: Pitt added that, 'I’m seeing that these days. I think we’re living in a time where we’re extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable'

Disposable: Pitt added that, 'I’m seeing that these days. I think we’re living in a time where we’re extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable'

Disposable: Pitt added that, ‘I’m seeing that these days. I think we’re living in a time where we’re extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable’

Pitt added that he often has the opportunity to hang out with architect Frank Gehry from time to time.

‘He just turned 90 this last year and is as creative as ever, creating some of the great buildings of our time. And it makes me think, “We’re human, we want purpose, we want meaning in our lives,”‘ the actor said.

‘But to attain that, the key is two things: staying creative and being with the people we love,’ Pitt added.

Brad's role: Pitt is coming off Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which Hopkins said is one of the few films he has seen in theaters

Brad's role: Pitt is coming off Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which Hopkins said is one of the few films he has seen in theaters

Brad’s role: Pitt is coming off Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which Hopkins said is one of the few films he has seen in theaters

Pitt is coming off Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which Hopkins said is one of the few films he has seen in theaters.

‘I’m not a great fan of going to movies anymore. Except, for example, I went to see Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,’ Hopkins added. 

‘I’m not great at going to see the green screen films. I’ve been in a few of them and they’re fun, but they don’t grab me. I’m a bit too old for that,’ Hopkins said.

No fan: 'I’m not a great fan of going to movies anymore. Except, for example, I went to see Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,' Hopkins added

No fan: 'I’m not a great fan of going to movies anymore. Except, for example, I went to see Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,' Hopkins added

No fan: ‘I’m not a great fan of going to movies anymore. Except, for example, I went to see Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,’ Hopkins added

 

 

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