"I never wanted to be a heartthrob." Josh Hartnett gave a rare interview and talked about his family

Juliette Morgan
"I never wanted to be a heartthrob." Josh Hartnett gave a rare interview and talked about his family

Actor Josh Hartnett gave a long interview to Variety, in which he talked about how the change in his views influenced the choice of roles, and that for him, family now always comes first. The actor rarely communicates with the press and prefers to lead a closed lifestyle.

Hartnett said that it is not easy for him to both get into the role and get out of it, it requires just as much effort. According to the actor, it is his family that now determines his life, and not his movie roles: “I have amazing friends, an amazing family, I have children, and they don’t care what I do at work.”

Whatever project Josh Hartnett is taking on now, his focus is always on his family. But when he was younger, he found it difficult not to think about what others thought of him. He was most often defined as a "heartthrob" because of the roles he was given, which was a real challenge for him: "It was never my intention to be a heartthrob. How do I get people to take me seriously? I wasn't smart enough to do it." , because I was so young. It had an impact on me and I had to fight it." Hartnett noted that the world saw him in a way that he didn't feel he was, so he wanted to fix that.

Джош Хартнетт/Фото: кадр из фильма
Джош Хартнетт/Фото: кадр из фильма "Перл-Харбор"/Touchstone Pictures

From 1998 to 2002, Josh Hartnett was often seen starring in memorable films such as Halloween 20 Years Later, The Faculty, The Virgin Suicides, Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor. However, the actor subsequently left Hollywood, moved to England with his wife and children, and became more selective in his choice of roles.

The 45-year-old actor noted that the people he works with are now more important to him than the characters he has to play. Among these people, for example, is Charlie Brooker, creator of the popular Netflix series Black Mirror. Hartnett was offered to take part in the sixth season - in the episode "Beyond the Sea", which centers on the story of the Charles Manson cult. The actor admitted that it was difficult for him to act in it because he has children: “It was terrible to imagine, but this is the only way I can work. I don’t really like to play, pretend to be someone. I have to really get into the character. Such work. Sometimes you have to get used to something you don’t want to.”

Джош Хартнетт/Фото: Corduroymag
Джош Хартнетт/Фото: Corduroymag

Little is known about Josh Hartnett's personal life; he prefers not to share details with the press. From 2004 to 2006, he dated Scarlett Johansson, then had a relationship with Rihanna. He is now married to actress Tamzin Egerton, whom he began dating in 2012. When exactly their wedding took place (and whether it took place at all) is unknown. In 2015, their eldest daughter was born, whose name they do not disclose, and in 2017 another one was born. In 2019, it accidentally became known that they had a third child. In an interview with Variete, it is indicated that the couple already has four children.

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