Brad Pitt Has “No Interest Whatsoever” in Space Tourism, FYI

Brad Pitt plays an astronaut in "Ad Astra," out in September 2019 4 photos
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Just in case you’re wondering, yes, actors are regular people who play-pretend that they’re out of the ordinary human beings doing out of the ordinary things. Just ask Brad Pitt.
The actor, who is getting some Oscar buzz for his role in the upcoming “Ad Astra,” spoke to Absolute Radio’s Dave Berry a few days ago about the film and whether it awoke in him the desire to travel to space himself. Brad may be a lot of cool things, but a space tourist he is not, thankyouverymuch.

“Nope. Not-existent whatsoever,” the actor said of his desire to do a spot of space tourism, which is believed to become a reality in the not-so-distant future. “Maybe when I was younger but it’s completely inhospitable, uncomfortable and I don’t see it happening. [‘Ad Astra’] is good enough for me.”

You have to give the man props for honesty, at the very least. Other, more Method actors would have probably suited up and flown to the Moon just to be able to have the same experience as their characters, so as to make them more “real.” This is obviously an exaggeration, but you get the idea. Brad has always been open about his approach to acting and how he differentiates between the characters he plays and his real life.

There is a disconnect, though. Just yesterday, Pitt put in a call to the International Space Station and spoke to astronaut Nick Hague about a lot of things, including the challenges of living in space. NASA was involved in the production of “Ad Astra,” so it only makes sense to involve them in the promotion as well.

Still, during the Berry interview, Pitt admitted that being an astronaut was never on his mind because it was “banal.” “Not an astronaut,” he said, when asked what he wanted to be as a young man, as per ET Canada. “Space travel is just banal. I don’t know, I wanted to build things, homes. [Carpentry?] Yeah a little bit.”

“Ad Astra” drops in theaters on September 19.

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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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