After a recent interview with Esquire magazine where "World War Z" star Brad Pitt opened up about his past drug use, a 2011 interview with Parade magazine has been unearthed. In that article, Pitt described his married life to Jennifer Aniston as "pathetic." The actor said he felt unhappy and unfulfilled about 10 years ago, which coincides with the time he was married to the "Friends" actress.
“I spent the ’90s trying to hide out,” Pitt told Parade two years ago. “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," he said. "I think my marriage had something to do with it: trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
Their marriage went kaput after Pitt started working with Angelina Jolie on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" in 2005. Rumors swirled the two were having an affair, and it wasn't long until the "Inglorious Basterds" star left Aniston for Jolie. Soon after Pitt's 2011 Parade interview hit the web, the actor issued a statement to Eonline.com to clarify what he had said about his five-year marriage to Aniston, saying his words 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." He added, "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."
All it took was Pitt saying recently that he was in a bad place a decade ago for this interview to resurface. The following is the recent quote that stirred up his two-year-old statement:
"I was a bit of a drifter," he told Esquire for their June/July issue. "A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off. 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."
Esquire's June/July 2013 interview with Pitt is scheduled to be on stands "any day now."