'It’s Up To Me To Give My Kids Better': Brad Pitt Chats Fatherhood With Carrie Bickmore
Brad Pitt has described the lessons he learnt about fatherhood from his own dad in an exclusive chat with The Project's Carrie Bickmore.
Asking about the father-son dynamic in Pitt's new flick 'Ad Astra', Carrie asked how Brad got along with his late dad William while growing up.
"Yeah but you know, sons and fathers, there’s frictions, there’s questions," he explained.
"At the same time, I see my dad in everything I do. My dad wanted to give me a better life, he came from extreme poverty and he did, he came through an abusive childhood to some degree and he gave me better," Pitt said.
The actor, who grew up in a Southern Baptist household in Missouri, said he had a responsibility to provide his children with an even better upbringing than he had.
"And now, It’s up to me to give my kids better from that," he told Carrie, adding that it was all about "being truly open".
Brad shares custody of his six children (Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Marcheline) with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, with the details of their parenting arrangements kept private.
The actor shared how he's upped his skills as a dad, which often involves taking a step back to listen and understand their experiences.
"I’m certainly better at listening, hearing them and asking questions about how they feel.
"Instead of just trying to imprint some... one of my bits of wisdom on them.
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