Brad Pitt has no interest in going into space despite new astronaut role in Ad Astra: 'I don't see it happening'

Brad Pitt doesn't want to go into space.

The 55-year-old actor may play an astronaut in new movie Ad Astra but it hasn't given him a taste for exploring other planets and he's doubtful commercial space travel will ever happen.

Asked if he's had any desire to go into space for real, he said: 'Nope. Not-existent whatsoever. 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.'

Nope: Brad Pitt may play an astronaut in new movie Ad Astra but it hasn't given him a taste for exploring other planets and he's doubtful commercial space travel will ever happen

Nope: Brad Pitt may play an astronaut in new movie Ad Astra but it hasn't given him a taste for exploring other planets and he's doubtful commercial space travel will ever happen

And Brad - who raises six children with former wife Angelina Jolie - never dreamed of being an astronaut when he was younger.

Asked by Absolute Radio's Dave Berry what he wanted to grow up to be when he was a child, he said: 'Not an astronaut. Space travel is just banal. I don't know, I wanted to build things, homes. [Carpentry?] Yeah a little bit.'

Dave joked there was a point in his life where he had wanted to be Brad.

The Moneyball star quipped: 'I'm not even me, I just play me.'

Not on the bucket list: Brad - who raises six children with former wife Angelina Jolie - never dreamed of being an astronaut when he was younger. Seen here in Tokyo this month

Not on the bucket list: Brad - who raises six children with former wife Angelina Jolie - never dreamed of being an astronaut when he was younger. Seen here in Tokyo this month

Brad recently admitted he finds fame 'suffocating'.

Asked if fame is liberating or suffocating, he said: 'It can be both, it's a trade-off.

'It's liberating in the opportunities it provides but, on the other hand, it can be very confining.

Tough gig: Brad recently admitted he finds fame 'suffocating'

Tough gig: Brad recently admitted he finds fame 'suffocating'

'I haven't seen a hotel lobby in 15 years because I've got to go up the ass end of a hotel and out the same way. We get our moments, but it's good and bad.'

Brad always 'roots for an underdog' because his own Hollywood career initially seemed an unlikely prospect.

He said: 'I think it's easy to forget I came from Oklahoma and Missouri - places where the film industry is not on the vocational list, so I started as an extra and slowly learned about the industry. I still root for an underdog.'

Busy: As well as Ad Astra, Brad's last film, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is still raking in dollars at the box office

Busy: As well as Ad Astra, Brad's last film, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is still raking in dollars at the box office

 

Brad Pitt has no interest in going into space despite new astronaut role: 'I don't see it happening'

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