Brad Pitt just did his first interview since his divorce for GQ Magazine- and it’s exactly what you’d expect from a very rich sad celebrity going through a divorce. Here’s the cliff notes so you don’t have to suffer through reading the whole article like I did. You’re welcome.
He likes matcha tea now. He learned how to make it from a friend.
“Pitt, who exudes likability, general decency, and a sense of humor (dark and a little cockeyed), says he’s really gotten into making matcha lately, something a friend introduced him to. He loves the whole ritual of it. He deliberately sprinkles some green powder in a cup with a sifter, then pours in the boiling water, whisking with a bamboo brush, until the liquid is a harlequin froth. “You’re gonna love this,” he says, handing me the cup.”
Brad Pitt is now into R&B and he says he likes Frank Ocean and Marvin Gaye
“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….
And of great irony to me: Marvin Gaye’s Here, My Dear [Gaye’s touchstone album about divorce]. And that kind of sent me down a road.”
He used to have booze, weed, or SOMETHING every day until he had kids. Then when he had kids he had booze every day until he got divorced.
“ I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something.”
He says he stopped the ‘something’ when he had kids, but he stopped the drinking when he got divorced.
Brad pitt confirms he’s been doing a lot of sculpting now
“I’m making everything. I’m working with clay, plaster, rebar, wood. Just trying to learn the materials. You know, I surprise myself. But it’s a very, very lonely occupation. There’s a lot of manual labor, which is good for me right now.”
And he has no problem using the ‘R’ word .
“I’m personally very retarded when it comes to taking inventory of my emotions.”
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