Brad Pitt finds fame both "liberating and suffocating"

Brad Pitt. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Brad Pitt. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Los Angeles - Brad Pitt has opened up about how he really feels about living in the public eye. 

The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor thinks being in the public eye has both good points and bad points.

Asked if fame is liberating or suffocating, he said to Britain's OK! Magazine: "It can be both, it's a trade-off.

"It's liberating in the opportunities it provides but, on the other hand, it can be very confining.

"I haven't seen a hotel lobby in 15 years because I've got to go up the ass end of a hotel and out the same way. We get our moments, but it's good and bad."

The 55-year-old star always "roots for an underdog" because his own Hollywood career initially seemed an unlikely prospect.

He said: "I think it's easy to forget I came from Oklahoma and Missouri - places where the film industry is not on the vocational list, so I started as an extra and slowly learned about the industry. I still root for an underdog."