Oscar Nominee Brad Pitt on Marriage, Pot, & Depression
Brad Pitt covers The Hollywood Reporter and the Oscar nominated actor talks about everything from religion, to being depressed in the 90's, to life with Angelina Jolie. Will he ever wed his partner of seven years?
“We’d actually like to," Pitt says, "and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out."
"It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot," continued Brad. "And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”
So has he asked Jolie to marry him?
“I’m not going to go any further...But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous.”
On depression and pot:
“I got really sick of myself at the end of the 1990s: I was hiding out from the celebrity thing; I was smoking way too much dope; I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut; and I really got irritated with myself. I got to: ‘What’s the point? I know better than this.’ I used to deal with depression, but I don’t now, not this decade — maybe last decade. But that’s also figuring out who you are. I see it as a great education, as one of the seasons or a semester: ‘This semester I was majoring in depression.’ I was doing the same thing every night and numbing myself to sleep — the same routine: Couldn’t wait to get home and hide out. But that feeling of unease was growing and one night I just said, ‘This is a waste.’On more kids:
“We haven’t closed the book on it. There’s a really nice balance in the house right now, but if we see the need and get that lightning bolt that says, ‘We can help this person; we could do something here,’ then absolutely.”Check out more of the interview right here.