- Brad Pitt had a chat with Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine
- The Word War Z star opened up about his battle with alcoholism
- Pitt says he has joined Alcoholics Anonymous to help fight his addiction
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Brad Pitt sat down for a discussion with fellow actor Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine.
The 55-year-old heartthrob has been through a lot in the last few years, including divorcing actress Angelina Jolie in 2016.
Pitt said, at some point, he turned to the bottle to cope.
He told Hopkins he used alcohol as "an escape" and had to seek help from Alcoholics Anonymous to battle the demon.
The Fight Club star said he is not proud of his actions.
Although Pitt said he had learnt from the mistake, he admitted he is "still wrestling" with the addiction.
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Pitt hopes people will not judge him.
He said, "We've always placed great importance on the mistake. But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person. We're all going to make mistakes. But what is the next step?"
"We don't, as a culture, seem to stick around to see what that person's next step is. And that's the part I find so much more invigorating and interesting."
Briefly.co.za reported that another high-profile Hollywood actor and Pitt's friend, Ben Affleck, is also dealing with alcohol abuse following his divorce from Jennifer Garner.
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