Brad Pitt has been connected to many Hollywood A-listers throughout his nearly three-decade career. From her relationship with Juliette Lewis next Too young to die and her romance with Gwyneth Paltrow (inflamed on the set of Se7en) to his marriages to Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, Pitt cannot escape the tabloids’ fascination with his love life. Yet while he has spoken positively about most of his former loves, he credited a relationship with improving his performance.
During an interview with The Telegraph, when Pitt and Jolie were still married, the former sat down to promote their film. By the sea, that Jolie realized. Pitt spoke of Jolie – detailing the level of trust he placed in his then-wife as a whole, but also as a director with a clear artistic vision. He also explained that being married to Jolie and having children changed the way he approached his profession.
Brad Pitt talks about acting – before and after Angelina Jolie
When asked how his relationship with Jolie had changed him, Pitt paused before providing a detailed explanation. Pitt told the Telegraph:
“I think you can see it in my work… I was a really good actor before, but certainly by accident. I think I have become a very good actor.
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Pitt goes on to note that while “age and wisdom” definitely play a role, having a family has been a big part of the change. He elaborated:
“I’m sure it has to do with age and wisdom as well. But I see an absolute change from when I started my family. And I think that’s because family – and definitely kids and a stable relationship – is something bigger than yourself. They need you to sit down with them, be there for them when they wake up in the middle of the night.
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Pitt explained that he became ‘more effective’ as an actor after having children
Once Pitt and Jolie started a family, Pitt began to choose his projects carefully; he knew that if he had to get away from his family, it would be for a good reason. He said:
“They need you. So I think it made me less tense on things, less stressed. And it’s very clear that if I’m going to do something that will take me away from my family, it had better be something that I believe in, and that they will see and be proud of their father ”
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Pitt explained that he goes to work and gets the job done – he doesn’t want to think about it too much, nor stress too much, as he longs to return home to his family. He said he was “more efficient with it”. He remains an artist bound to give the best of himself, but he seeks to achieve that premier performance venue in another matter after marriage and fatherhood.