Brad Pitt smouldering on the cover of GQ is what you need to get you through the day

Brad Pitt for GQ photographed by Lachlan Bailey (Photo: Instagram/gq)
Brad Pitt for GQ photographed by Lachlan Bailey (Photo: Instagram/gq)

Cape Town – Brad Pitt is GQ's October cover star – and the 55-year-old looks handsome as ever as he talks movies, moving on and maturing into something more.

The actor spoke to Zach Baron about Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and his new astronaut epic, Ad Astra, admitting his attitude towards work, and taking on as much work, has changed.

"It's just getting fucking older!" he said. "How you become more aware of time, and you've had more experience, good and bad, with people. And your own wins and losses—the older you get, they don't seem like so much of a win or so much of a loss. Who you spend your time with, how you spend time—it has just become much more important to me."


While the pictures perfectly capture the smouldering, handsome actor we've come to know on screen, Brad seems to have embraced a new maturity – and he says he's done living through the movies.

"There was just too much emphasis on finding interesting characters. I went, 'Fuck me, man. Live an interesting life and the rest will take care of itself.' Like, 'You go out and you…live an interesting life. Get out and have real experiences.' And that is what informs the work. Not going to find the interesting work and then trying to make it up.

"I just became more conscious of how I was living versus what I was living for."


Appropriately coined "The Eternal Cool of Brad Pitt", the October cover was shot by photographer, Lachlan Bailey. 

Compiled by Bashiera Parker (Sources: GQ, Instagram)