After receiving his award, the actor said he plans to “disappear for a little while.”
Before Sunday, the last time Brad Pitt had one any kind of Academy Award was for his work as producer of 2013’s 12 Years a Slave. At this year’s Oscars, though, he finally received a new trophy, this time for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
After he received his award and gave his speech, Pitt went backstage, where he briefly spoke with multiple press representatives. One in particular, a representative from Variety, asked Pitt if he was having “the time of his life.” In response, Pitt had this to say:
I hope not. I hope I got other s— going on. But it has been a really special, really special run. And again, it’s a community I love, and friends that I’ve made over 30 years mean a lot to me, truly. I feel a responsibility to that more than anything, more than, like, a victory lap. Right now I think it’s time to go disappear for a little while now, and get back to making things.
As opposed to many Oscar-winning celebrities who immediately begin signing on for new roles after they receive their trophy, it seems Pitt would rather hang back and begin creating some new projects from scratch. Pitt’s productions usually only come out once per year, so after working on two movies in 2019 (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ad Astra), he’ll need some private time to concoct something new.