Brad Pitt reflects on alcohol battle

Brad Pitt saw his struggle with alcohol as a “disservice” to himself, but is learning to “value” the mistakes he’s made because of what they’ve taught him.

The “Ad Astra” actor has previously spoken of hitting the bottle after he split from Angelina Jolie in 2016 and admitted he viewed drinking as an “escape” from his life.

Speaking to Sir Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine, his “Meet Joe Black” co-star asked about Brad’s “struggle with booze”, and he replied: “Well, I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape.”

The “Two Popes” star then said: “It’s a gift. I myself needed to hide it, years ago… But I look at it, and I think, ‘What a great blessing that was, because it was painful.’