Brad Pitt Opens Up About ‘Face Blindness’ Condition: ‘Nobody Believes Me’
Brad Pitt recently shared some thoughts about his challenges and fears due to a rare “face blindness” condition. He even stated that “nobody believes” him when it comes to the matter.
The 58-year-old actor opened up about the disorder in his cover story for GQ’s August 2022 issue. He also revealed that he wants to “meet another” individual who suffers from the same condition, which is referred to as “prosopagnosia.”
Pitt has not been formally diagnosed with the so-called "face blindness" disorder. But, even so, with his experiences over the years, he believes he suffers from the rare condition.
Per the journalist in the interview, the “Troy” star “struggles to remember new people” and “to recognize their faces.” This has even led him to have fears about having certain impressions of him, like being “remote and aloof, inaccessible, [and] self-absorbed.”
Page Six said this is not the first time Brad Pitt has talked about prosopagnosia. As recalled, he spoke about his suspicions that he suffers from the condition in 2013.
The publication quoted the “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” actor, saying at the time, “So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them.”
He continued, “Every now and then, someone will give me context, and I’ll say, ‘Thank you for helping me.’”
In the same engagement, Pitt reportedly revealed that facial features are a “mystery” to him. He is said to have added that he could not “grasp a face,” adding, however, that he comes from “such a design/aesthetic point of view.”
Brad Pitt discussed several matters during the interview for his cover story. Reports said these include his film career and production company, as well as his dreams and COVID-19 pandemic hobbies.
The “Seven” star also touched on the subject of his choice to quit smoking and attend Alcoholics Anonymous. He even later confessed to having someone who tricked him a few years back into believing that his estate was sitting on a treasure of gold, worth millions of dollars.
Despite the surprising revelations, reactions across social media platforms were “not kind,” particularly to the cover photo of the magazine. Los Angeles Times reported that many individuals criticized and slammed the image, with some comparing Brad Pitt’s visuals to a “corpse.”
One netizen was even claimed to have likened the image to a “wax figure.”
The publication then added that the majority seemed to have agreed about the notion of GQ achieving a “stunning feat” with its cover. As asserted, people believe that the magazine managed to make Pitt, “someone who is famous for looking good - look anything but.”