Brad Pitt is making headlines this week because of his interview in the most recent issue of Esquire magazine, where he talks about his life “about a decade ago,” which puts him square in the middle of his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.
But does he slam his marriage to her? The exact quotes are:
a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit
of a drifter. 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 – a decision not to
squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because
otherwise, what’s the point?
What we see Pitt saying is that he chose to stop wasting his life drifting around and doing drugs. He makes no mention of his marriage to Aniston. It’s a bit of a leap to say that he “slams” his marriage to her.
Pitt does go on to say he hasn’t “known life to be any happier” than he is right now, but that’s not exactly a slam either.
What do you think? Are people inferring too much in the interview? Or is he really casting aspersions on his marriage?