In disastrous news for Brad Pitt fans, the 58-year-old actor and very possibly coolest dude on the planet has revealed that his time in front of the camera is almost done and he’s now seriously contemplating the ‘big R’ – retirement!
Pitt is the cover star of GQ US’ August edition, starring in a dreamy, high camp fashion shoot that would do Harry Styles proud.
Photographs by Elizaveta Porodina
In the accompanying interview, Pitt talks his retirement plans, the ongoing torment from his divorce from Angelina Jolie (some six years ago) and how he used his newfound singledom to quit the booze and fags.
On retirement, Pitt told the magazine: “I consider myself on my last leg,” he said, “this last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?”
But added, that he still had plans to be involved in producing or possibly directing films.
“I’m one of those creatures that speaks through art,” he continued. “I just want to always make. If I’m not making, I’m dying in some way.”
On his highly publicised divorce from Jolie, Pitt said: “I think all our hearts are broken. I always felt very alone in my life, alone growing up as a kid, alone even out here, and it’s really not till recently that I have had a greater embrace of my friends and family.”
The actor confessed to spending the last 18-months attending regular Alcoholics Anonymous catch-ups while embracing the group’s principles of abstinence from all mind altering substances.
“I had a really cool men’s group here that was really private and selective, so it was safe,” he explained. “Because I’d seen things of other people who had been recorded while they were spilling their guts, and that’s just atrocious to me.”
“I don’t have that ability to do just one or two a day,” he said of his past smoking habit. “It’s not in my makeup. I’m all in. And I’m going to drive into the ground. I’ve lost my privileges.”
Pitt next appears in Bullet Train, out August 4, which is an action thriller following five assassins aboard a fast-moving train in Japan, who discover their missions are all intertwined.
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