“Well, I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape,” Pitt admitted of abusing alcohol.
Hopkins noted he stopped drinking 45 years ago, but insisted he’s “not an evangelist about sobriety.”
“Nor I,” Pitt agreed.
“I think we’re living in a time where we’re extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable,” said Pitt. “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 that next step? We don’t, as a culture, seem to stick around to see what that person’s next step is,” he continued, adding, “And that’s the part I find so much more invigorating and interesting.”
As Radar reported, Pitt, 55, got into a boozy altercation with his now-18-year-old son Maddox aboard a private jet in September 2016. The ugly fight on the disastrous private plane flight from Europe to the U.S. spurred Angelina Jolie, 44, to file for divorce.
In his new interview, Pitt has revealed he’s a bit more emotional these days than in the past.
“I am quite famously a not-crier. Is that a term? I hadn’t cried in, like, 20 years, and now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved — moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved,” he said. “I think it’s a good sign. I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign.”
Pitt also opened up about believing in fate and trying not to take credit or blame for what happens in life.
“I’m realizing, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else,” he said.