Brad Pitt Admits to Crying More Now Than He Used To

By Wire Service Content

Brad Pitt is a changed man.

The actor interviewed Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine about his upcoming movie “The Two Popes” and the conversation quickly pivoted to Pitt’s life.

One recent change in Pitt’s life—admittedly, he cries now.

“I am quite famously a not-crier. Is that a term?” Pitt said. “I hadn’t cried in, like, 20 years, and now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved—moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved. I think it’s a good sign. I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign.”

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 13, 2012. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images/Cinema for Peace)

Pitt and Hopkins, who starred together in “Legends of the Fall” and “Meet Joe Black,” also discussed self-awareness and learning from mistakes.

“We’ve always placed great importance on the mistake,” Pitt said. “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? 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.”

Pitt, who has been in a public divorce battle with Angelina Jolie since 2016, also discussed his decision to become sober. He recently told The New York Times that he stopped drinking following his split from Jolie.

Brad Pitt and his children
Actor Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (L), Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive for the U.S. premiere of “Unbroken,” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 15, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

“I’m realizing, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else,” he said during his interview with Hopkins. “You can’t have one without the other. I see it as something I’m just now getting my arms around at this time in my life. But I certainly don’t feel like I can take credit for any of it.”