Brad Pitt is having an extraordinary year thus far. Critics are buzzing about his Oscar worthy performance in “Ad Astra,” which opens this weekend about an astronaut who journeys to the far end of our solar system to find his long lost father.
On top of that, Pitt delivers probably the best performance of his career as Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”
And recently Brad Pitt opened up about Christianity and Kanye West’s “Sunday Service.”
It seemed like Kanye West was excommunicated from the music industry and Hollywood after he came out as a President Trump supporter.
Industry friends of his were furious like Grammy Award winning musician John Legend who tried to “talk him down from the ledge” so to speak.
West was the brunt of the joke on shows like “Saturday Night Live” and every single late night talk show for a long time, and even still to this day. But West never wavered and still supports the president. That takes a lot of strength from one of the most gifted rappers/musicians of his generation.
Some of his friends were able to put their feelings towards Trump aside.
Standup comedian Dave Chappelle is one of them. On August 4th, following the tragic shooting in Dayton, Ohio – Chappelle’s home state – he hosted a free benefit concert alongside West.
West did his infamous Sunday Service for the crowd that day, which featured soulful renditions of “Jesus Walks,” Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing,” and Clipse’s “Shining”—a clear nod to the city’s “Gem City” moniker.
He’s been doing this almost every week and it seems to be an impromptu location when he does it.
Many celebrities have attended because they were curious about the show and what it was like. Some of the celebrities included Tyler the Creator, Courtney Love, Busy Philips, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, DMX, all of the Kardashians, David Letterman and Brad Pitt.
Pitt was probably the most star-studded guest of the mix simply because it was shocking the A-list actor would have an interest in doing something like that.
In an interview with GQ, Pitt said, “I think [Kanye West] was doing something really special there. It’s a pure celebration of life and people. It’s really delightful. It really is.”
Pitt hung around and took pictures or selfies with anybody who wanted one with the Academy Award winner.
He also opened up about Christianity too.
Pitt told GQ, “Oh man, I’ve gone through everything,” Pitt says. “Like, I cling to religion. I grew up with Christianity. Always questioned it, but it worked at times. And then when I got on my own, I completely left it and I called myself agnostic. Tried a few spiritual things but didn’t feel right.”
Would you have ever thought Pitt was Christian? It’s a little surprising considering how Godless Hollywood has always been.
Everyone has doubts and even the most devout can question it at some point like Pitt did, but he admitted he came back around after the “rebellious” phase of his life.
The 55-year-old added, “Then I called myself an atheist for a while, just kind of being rebellious I wasn’t really. But I kinda labeled myself that for a while. It felt punk rock enough. I found myself coming back around to just belief in — I hate to use the word spirituality, but just belief in that we’re all connected.”
It’s possible this is the reason Pitt is having the best year of his long career. Maybe he’s seen the light, especially after a long stint of alcoholism.