The pair, who starred together in the 1998 movie Meet Joe Black, speak honestly about past struggles, Hopkins having given up drinking nearly 45 years ago after beating alcoholism.
"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", he shared.
"You can't have one without the other". It's about the glory of life, ' Hopkins told Pitt, who replied, 'I see as much joy in your face as on the day I met you, if not more'. I take my hands off the wheel. "You're saying, 'Let's be our foibles, our embarrassment".
Brad Pitt says he hasn't cried in 20 years. "I did some bad things, but it was all for a reason, in a way". And it's odd to look back and think, 'God, I did all those things?' But it's like there's an inner voice that says, 'It's over.
Adding that it doesn't help that we're living at a time when people are "judgemental and quick to treat people as disposable", Brad continued: "We've always placed great importance on the mistake". 'But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person.
'We're all going to make mistakes.
"We don't, as a culture, seem to stick around to see what that person's next step is", Pitt continued. I hadn't cried in, like, 20, years, and now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved.
Pitt - who first revealed his sobriety and treatment back in 2017 - said the decision to quit alcohol altogether came when he recognized the detriment it had on his life.
"I'm seeing that these days", Brad told Anthony.
"I'm human. We're human, we want goal, we want meaning in our lives". I had to step away for a minute. I was a professional.