Look out, Brad Pitt is talking again!
After revealing that in that past he was just drifting through life and doing "drug damage," the 49-year-old actor said, "But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany -- a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of 'Get up.' Because otherwise, what's the point?"
Pitt was married to Aniston from 2000 to 2005, well within the 10 year range he refers to. But this isn't the first time he's hinted that his marriage to Aniston wasn't fulfilling.
In 2011 he told Parade of his life before meeting current love, Angelina Jolie: "I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was so intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself. I think my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it: trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
Pitt later issued a statement to E! Online, saying his comments about his marriage to Aniston were misinterpreted: "It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly…The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself -- and that, I am responsible for," he said.
In the new interview with Esquire, Pitt also revealed that he thinks he may have prosopagnosia, or "face blindness," a disorder that causes him to forget people as soon as he meets them.
"So many people hate me because they think I'm disrespecting them," he said. "I took one year where I just said, This year, I'm just going to cop to it and say to people, 'Okay, where did we meet?' But it just got worse. People were more offended… You get this thing, like, 'You're being egotistical. You're being conceited.' But it's a mystery to me, man. I can't grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I am going to get it tested."
He also said, "I have very few friends."
Hmmmm. Throwing exes under the bus? Forgetting people you've met? Well you know what they say, Brad. With friends like these…
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