Brad Pitt opens up about how he 'removed drinking privileges' after separating from Angelina Jolie

One of the most talented stars in Hollywood, Brad Pitt, opened up about his life experiences that taught him to be better at his craft. Read on to know more.
angelina jolie,Brad Pitt,HollywoodBrad Pitt revealed that he attended a year and a half at Alcoholics Anonymous after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce.
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Brad Pitt gave us a memorable onscreen presence in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and one of the most talented stars in Hollywood is opening up about his life experiences that taught him to be better at his craft. However, relating personal, tragic experiences to his professional projects can never be easy. The 'Fight Club' actor detailed his journey, through its ups and downs, to The New York Times which was published today.

After the big release this year, Brad Pitt will be seen in Ad Astra which releases this month. Speaking about it, James Gray, the director of the film, revealed that Pitt "definitely used the stimuli from his life" while working on the movie. Ad Astra came to Brad at a time when he was in the midst of family tensions. The actor had signed the film just a few months after Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce. In the interview, Pitt acknowledged that he had "family stuff going on" but said he'd "leave it at that." 

When quizzed about how the film helped him cope, Brad Pitt said, "The fact is, we all carry pain, grief and loss, We spend most of our time hiding it, but it’s there, it’s in you. So you open up those boxes."  The actor also opened up about battling his alcohol addiction. He said, "I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges." 

Brad, who told NYT that he attended a year and a half at Alcoholics Anonymous after the divorce filing, said, "You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself." He added that it was indeed "freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself". 

Since his divorce filing, Brad has remained committed to his sobriety and now spends time with his children and has made his health and work a priority.

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