To summarize the past six months of Brad Pitt’s life inevitably leads to sensationalizing. Celebrity is a costume after all, and beneath it remains a human being. In Pitt’s case, what’s left is a carcass of what once was: former father, former husband, former life.
So it stands to reason Brad Pitt has some feels regarding what’s happened since his much-publicized divorce with Angelina Jolie, which had him facing a reported altercation with 15-year-old Maddox during a plain ride and rumors of an affair with Allied co-star Marion Cotillard. Pitt has remained silent in the public consciousness since, opting to handle his business privately.
But in his a recent issue of GQ Style Pitt is ready to talk. The redemptive profile features an aching and very artsy photoshoot that will soon become memes everywhere. It also reveals that Brad Pitt has been processing his feelings in a similar way to you: by listening to Frank Ocean.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean. I find this young man so special. Talk about getting to the raw truth. He’s painfully honest. He’s very, very special. I can’t find a bad one.
This was part of a longer conversation regarding Pitt’s recent dive into R&B. He explains the genre comes from a place of deep sorrow as well as celebration in the face of that sorrow.
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Pitt also commented regarding his well-known stoner days. When asked if it was difficult to quit smoking weed, he had this to say:
No. Back in my stoner days, I wanted to smoke a joint with Jack and Snoop and Willie. You know, when you’re a stoner, you get these really stupid ideas. Well, I don’t want to indict the others, but I haven’t made it to Willie yet.
The whole GQ Style profile is supremely worth your time. Brad Pitt refers to Paul Thomas Anderson as “Paul T.” and Daniel Day-Lewis as “Daniel Day” when discussing his adoration for There Will Be Blood and it made my day. In the meantime, we’ll spin some Frank Ocean in your honor, Brad Pitt.