“I lived here for a few years, then I bounced all over the place, letting friends fall here, and then somewhere I fixed it. I’ve had enough hiding here.”
(But don’t assume it’s the modest home he envisions — this 1.9-acre property includes an outdoor pool, private tennis court, and skate park.)
6. How Brad Pitt spends his free time.
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Well, Brad Pitt enjoys playing guitar (a hobby he’s done during the pandemic) and driving on the beach.
“I was driving out and I just felt like I was taking off my robe or something,” he told Moshfegh.
“[But] as soon as you pass Santa Barbara, I feel it coming,” he said of Hollywood weights.
“The shoulder is starting to go up a little bit, and I can feel it. I’m not sure what it is and how to deal with it. Other than getting out and traveling a lot.”
The 58-year-old is also cunning – recently studying ceramics.
“It’s porcelain,” he said, showing Moshfegh some of the candle holders he had made (¯\_(ツ)_/¯).
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7. He thinks he may have prosopagnosia.
Brad Pitt worries that people have the wrong impression of him in social circles – that he is ‘aloof, inaccessible, self-absorbed’ – because he struggles to remember new people.
But according to the actor, he wanted to remember it and he was embarrassed that he couldn’t.
Pitt thinks it’s because he suffers from an undiagnosed condition: prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize people’s faces.
“No one believes me!” he said to Moshfegh.
8. In 2022, Brad Pitt is embracing life.
Towards the end of the interview, Pitt came clean with Moshfegh – discussing his approach to life, his feelings, and what he wanted to do differently going forward.
“I always felt very alone in my life, alone growing up as a child, alone even here, and recently I have a bigger hug from my friends and family,” the actor said.
“I always go with the flow, drift one way and go with the next,” he said before explaining why he thought so.
“I think I spent years with low-grade depression, and it was only after that, trying to embrace all sides of myself – beauty and ugliness – that I was able to capture those moments of joy.”
You can read the full GQ profile here.
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