Brad Pitt gets candid on battling loneliness, depression

Brad Pitt admits that he suffers from loneliness

By Madison Raymond June 24, 2022
Brad Pitt admits that he suffers from loneliness 

While it may appear that Hollywood’s most coveted actor Brad Pitt might be surrounded by many people, it turns out that he is suffering from loneliness.

Speaking to GQ, the Oscar-winning actor spoke on feeling alone in his life for years and suffering from "low-grade depression".

He said that he found solace in music as it "fills me with so much joy" adding that he believed that "all our hearts are broken."

"I think joy's been a newer discovery, later in life," he said. "I was always moving with the currents, drifting in a way, and onto the next. I think I spent years with a low-grade depression, and it's not until coming to terms with that, trying to embrace all sides of self — the beauty and the ugly — that I've been able to catch those moments of joy," said the Bullet Train actor.

He added, "I always felt very alone in my life. Alone growing up as a kid, alone even out here, and it's really not till recently that I have had a greater embrace of my friends and family."

"What's that line? It was either Rilke or Einstein, believe it or not, but it was something about when you can walk with the paradox, when you carry real pain and real joy simultaneously, this is maturity, this is growth," he added.

Pitt shared that making and consuming art helped him to deal with the situation.

"Art is something inexplicable. Art is something that gives you goosebumps, that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, that brings a tear to the eye. Maybe it's because someone understood before you, you're not alone," he said.