Here it is, the answer to the question on everyone’s mind! While sitting down for a Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood press junket with JOE.ie, Pitt was asked if he had seen the megamix of himself eating in movies (featured above, of course), which he hasn’t. But co-star Margot Robbie weighed in herself on the topic: “No, but I have noticed you eat food a lot in movies.” Pitt told the interviewer that “I like to busy myself, I’m a grazer by nature, so…”, and Robbie responded “I know, I like that too, when you get to do something,” before taking over and asking Pitt directly about eating in a specific movie:
Robbie: “In Ocean’s 11, do you talk about it, or do you just always have food handy?”
Pitt: “We just had it- well, there was actually method to that, because he was always on the run, always on the move, I figured he could never sit down and have a proper meal. So he always had to grab something on the run.”
So there you have it. Pitt eats in his movies because he likes to eat, but also because sometimes his characters need to eat. Mystery solved!