Stars Align on Sobriety –

DEC. 03, 2019 – “I’m realizing as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else,” said the 55-year-old Pitt. You can’t have one without the other,” the actor and producer continued. “I see it as something I’m just now getting my arms around at this time in my life.” … The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor first revealed his sobriety and treatment back in 2017.

“I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape,” he said, reflecting on his decision to tackle the disease.

Academy Award winner Hopkins, who also starred with Pitt in 1998’s “Meet Joe Black” related his journey to sobriety to Pitt’s own.

“I look at it, and I think, ‘What a great blessing that was, because it was painful,’” the 81-year-old Hopkins, who said he’s been sober for about 45 years, said. “I did some bad things, but it was all for a reason, in a way … It’s like there’s an inner voice that says, ‘It’s over. Done. Move on.’”

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