‘Uncomfortable’: Brad Pitt opens up about grim reality of finding fame

Tuesday - 10/12/2019 21:38
Brad Pitt has opened up about his struggles to deal with fame. Picture: David Livingston/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Brad Pitt has opened up about his struggles to deal with fame. Picture: David Livingston/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
In the mid-90s, Brad Pitt was at the height of his fame with the world was at his feet – but he’s now revealed how bleak life really was.

Brad Pitt has revealed he turned to marijuana at the height of his career to escape the pressures of fame.

In a New York Times interview published this week, the Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood star said he was “too uncomfortable” following the massive success of his films in the ’90s.

“I spent most of the ’90s hiding out and smoking pot,” said Pitt, 55. “I was too uncomfortable with all the attention.”

Pitt with then-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston at the Fight Club premiere in 1999.
Pitt with then-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston at the Fight Club premiere in 1999.Source:AFP

 

At the time, the actor released movies like 1994’s Interview with the Vampire, 1995’s Seven and 1999’s Fight Club. He was around 25 to 35 years old.

He played Tyler in Fight Club.
He played Tyler in Fight Club.Source:News Limited

 

However, Pitt shared that he later turned a corner when he “got to a place where I was aware that I was imprisoning myself”.

“Now I go out and live life, and generally people are pretty cool,” he continued.
 

The actor has since become more comfortable with his status. Picture: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
The actor has since become more comfortable with his status. Picture: Andreas Rentz/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

 

A memory from childhood, in which he was picked out of a crowd to participate in a Harlem Globetrotters bit, reminded Pitt that getting back into the world could help him make others feel good through his movies — and so he stopped hiding.

“I’m not trying to say anyone is being brushed with my greatness,” he said. “I’m trying to say that I have the opportunity to brighten someone’s day. That’s a rare thing.”

This article originally appeared in the NY Post and was reproduced with permission

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