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Brad Pitt had ‘safe’ AA conferences to keep away from ‘atrocious’ therapy of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Brad Pitt has spoken about discovering a “private and selective” Alcoholics Annonymous assembly to keep away from what he feared could be “atrocious” exploitation by the media.

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star obtained sober in 2016, following a extensively publicised break up from his then-wife, Angelina Jolie.

He attended AA conferences for a yr and a half, and touched on the expertise in a brand new interview.

Speaking to GQ for its July/August concern, Pitt recalled: “I had a really cool men’s group here that was really private and selective, so it was safe.

“Because I’d seen things of other people, like Philip Seymour Hoffman, who had been recorded while they were spilling their guts, and that’s just atrocious to me.”

Hoffman died of a drug overdose in 2014, shortly after relapsing.

Pitt has beforehand credited the actor Bradley Cooper with serving to him obtain sobriety.

Accepting the trophy for Best Supporting Actor from Cooper on the National Board of Review Awards in 2020, Pitt stated: “I got sober because of this guy, and every day has been happier ever since. I love you and I thank you.”

Brad Pitt pictured in 2019 (Getty Images)

Brad Pitt pictured in 2019 (Getty Images)

Elsewhere within the GQ interview, Pitt additionally spoke about his legacy, suggesting that he’s within the “last leg” of his appearing profession.

“I consider myself on my last leg, this last semester or trimester,” he stated. “What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?”

The July/ August concern of British GQ is accessible through digital obtain and on newsstands on 28 June.


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