Brad Pitt has something to say about getting older.
In a new interview with Fashionthe 58-year-old shares his thoughts on aging and what inspired him to create his new genderless skincare line, The domain.
“I don’t want to run away from getting older,” said the actor. “It’s a concept that we can’t escape, and I’d like to see our culture embrace it a bit more and talk about it in those terms.”
That concept inspired the mission behind the line, which he says also includes dismantling the false understanding of the term “anti-aging.”
“Something We Discussed” [in founding Le Domaine] was this headline of ‘anti-aging,'” he said. “It’s ridiculous. It’s a fairy tale. But what’s real is treating your skin in a healthy way. And it’s something I’ve learned to do for my business.”
Turning the idea of skincare into a form of self-love, rather than something superficial, he adds, is just as important. Although he does choose to keep his own skin routine simple.
“I grew up with a rural mentality, as you know, call soap once a day and then move on,” he shared. “And I think we’re learning that if we love ourselves, if we treat ourselves a little bit better, there’s long-lasting benefits to that. So just aging healthy, aging healthy.”
Looking ahead, the actor said he chooses to prioritize the people in his life.
“The older I get, the more I think about quality of life and time use, and I would definitely like to point it more in this direction,” he admitted. “I think after the lockdown it seemed to go through a lot of people’s minds – like, how do we spend our time, why do we grind so much, what do we dedicate our lives to? And I think at the end of the day, family and friends the day is all that matters.
While I chew a nicotine coin, the star explained to GQ in June that he quit smoking cigarettes during the pandemic after realizing he didn’t have what it takes to simply “cut back”.
“I don’t have the ability to do just one or two a day,” he explained. “It’s not in my makeup. I’m all in. And I’m going to drive into the ground. I have lost my privileges.”
After his ex, Angelina Jolie, filed for divorce in 2016Pitt said he got sober and went to Alcoholics Anonymous for a year and a half, though he had to make adjustments to maintain his privacy.
“I had a really cool men’s group here that was very private and selective, so it was safe,” he said. “Because I’ve seen things from other people being taped while they were spilling their guts, and that’s just horrifying to me.”
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