Interview with Brad Pitt, star of "Ad Astra: towards the stars"

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American actor Brad Pitt He is one of the most recognized movie stars of his generation.

His big screen debut was at the end of the 80s and during this time he appeared in such films as "Thelma & Louise", "Fight Club", "Inglourious Basterds" and "12 Years Slaves".

This year he was involved in two major projects: "Once was in Hollywood"IS"Ad Astra: towards the stars", In this last he plays Roy McBride, an astronaut overwhelmed by his father's death when he was 16 years old.

In the film, Pitt is also a producer through his company Plan B, which also produced James Gray's previous film, "The Lost City Of Z".

Subsequently, the actor tells us about the challenges and satisfactions he had with Gray in creating the film.

You met James Gray at the 1995 Sundance Festival, didn't you?

Exactly, I called after seeing "Little Odessa" and we became friends right away. He is a great conversationalist and since then we have been friends. We always talk about doing something together and "Ad Astra" was the film that was finally made for us.

Brad Pitt in the film "Ad Astra" / Courtesy

"Ad Astra" conversations have started …

Exactly, he said, "I have this thing I was thinking about." He was talking to me about the film and I felt that the idea was original and that I had the opposite of most science fiction films. James said: "There are two possibilities: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. But the two ideas are equally scary."

Have you been attracted by the idea of ​​mystery in this character's journey?

In the end, you must be aware of what you don't know. You don't know how the film will end when you start it, it's always a surprise.

American actor Brad Pitt American actor Brad Pitt / AFP

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Tell us more about the whole process involved in the film …

James and I have always talked about our things in a very personal and open way, and we usually laugh a lot about them. We developed the script until the time of filming and what James did while we were in production was: in the morning he sent me the texts corresponding to the day of shooting. It was always something very personal in his life, something very revealing in him.

When we continued editing the film, I always thought it was the most difficult part of life. It was a surprise for me, but also something that gave me a lot of joy because I feel that when you think you know exactly how you should do something, you're actually done with it.

How did you find it surprising?

The surprising thing for me about this film was the delicacy of the editing process. A single overdub line, a poorly positioned musical scheme and could bring everything to ruin, and we had to start all over again. This has been a constant throughout the film.

* Interview courtesy of Revsa Guatemala.

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