The “Ad Astra” actor recently spoke to NPR, who asked if there was any correlation between his emotional role in the movie and his divorce.
“It seems universal that we all carry great pains, great feelings of loneliness and regrets,” he said regarding what he took away from his character.
Revealing he had a friend who said something philosophical about love and regrets, Pitt said it stuck with him.
“I had a friend who worked in a hospice and he said: The only thing that people talk about is their loves and then their regrets in love, dealing with love. I thought: Man, that’s really interesting. If that’s our focus on the way out, better start working on that now.”
When it comes to his divorce, Pitt was asked if it had any impact on his performance, to which he answered, “I would be exploring it whether there was a script that allowed that or not.”
“A breakup of a family is certainly an eye-opener that as one — and I’m speaking in general again — but as one needs to understand, I had to understand my own culpability in that, and what can I do better,” Pitt continued. “Because I don’t want to go on like this.”
The actor’s philosophy on love and regret is interesting considering his recent tattoo addition.
As The Blast reported, he recently inked a man’s silhouette overlooking his shadow. It’s facing the tattoo he got when he married Angelina in 2014, which reads, “There exists a field, beyond all notions of right and wrong. I will meet you there.”
Pitt and Jolie split in 2016 after two years of marriage.