Brad Pitt reveals that Angelina Jolie's separation made him take sobriety more seriously

When it comes to acting, Brad Pitt Get a place of absolute truth. The 55-year-old actor showed that this is true lately by interacting with The New York Times .

In 2017, the star was seen in the movie 'Announcement Astra '. He also made headlines for his separation from Angelina Jolie , who had filed for divorce only a few months before. James Gray, the film's director, said Pitt definitely used the stimuli of his life while working on the film. Now, I didn't become personal with him about it, I don't think it's even my business, but he investigated the essence of the character through himself, the filmmaker said.

When asked about that phase of life, Pitt acknowledged that he had family things in progress, but he never said anything. After he was asked if the movie helped him face the loneliness he could have felt at that time, the star began talking about it.

The fact is that we all carry pain, grief and loss, he replied. We spend most of our time hiding it, but it's there, it's in you. Then, you open those boxes.

According to the report, Pitt had spent a year and a half in Alcoholics Anonymous After filing the divorce. I had taken things as far as I could, so I eliminated my drinking privileges, he told the newspaper. The recovery group was composed entirely of men, nobody shared Pitt's truths with the tabloids. During the interview, Pitt said it was really really liberating to expose his ugly sides and that there is great value in that. You had all these men sitting open and honest in a way I had never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment and, therefore, little judgment of yourself.

The versatile actor remains committed to his sobriety. While his divorce brought a new level of scrutiny to his life, Pitt was used to making headlines almost every day, as the press had covered his life story. Those doubtful thoughts, the mental chatter, the rat in the skull, is a comedy, he said. It's ridiculous that we hit ourselves that way. No matter. I spent too much time struggling with those thoughts, or tied to those thoughts, or locked in those thoughts.