Brad Pitt, who has given many acclaimed performances in his over 30 years in Hollywood, revealed in a new interview that he was planning to retire from films.
The actor said he was in the 'last leg' of his career, and saw a shift in his perspective following the Covid-19 lockdown. While Brad did not say, when he plans to retire, he said he wanted to 'always make' art, in some way or the other.
Brad, who is embroiled in a legal battle with ex-wife Angelina Jolie – he is suing her for selling her stake in the wine business they co-owned together since 2008 – talked about his plans for the future in an interview with GQ. Earlier in March, Brad won his first Oscar for acting – for best supporting actor – for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth. He previously won an Oscar in 2014 as a producer on the best picture winner, 12 Years a Slave.
"I consider myself on my last leg… This last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?... I'm one of those creatures that speaks through art. I just want to always make. If I'm not making, I'm dying in some way," Brad said.
Brad went on to talk about life following the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. He spoke about coming to terms with his 'low-grade depression' and being able to experience 'moments of joy'.
"I think joy's been a newer discovery, later in life… 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," Brad said.
Brad's next Bullet Train is set to premiere on 5 August. The first official Bullet Train trailer was released on 2 March, and introduced the main characters and the setting.