When Hopkins brought up Pitt’s struggles with alcohol, relating it to his own sobriety, Pitt said that he stopped drinking when he realised it was a ‘disservice’ to himself and an ‘escape’.
The father-of-six also said that he thought that alcohol was to ‘some degree’ was necessary.
He then went on to reveal that he hadn't cried in around 20 years until very recently. “I am quite famously a ‘not-crier.’ Is that a term?” he said. “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.”
Pitt then noted that what you do after a mistake is what really matters, saying, '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.'