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Josh Hartnett: ‘People genuinely thought I’d been thrust on them’ – The Guardian

Twenty years ago he was one of the world’s hottest young actors, before he retreated – and ended up in Surrey. He explains why he had to leave Hollywood – and what…



Josh Hartnett is sitting at home in Surrey, thinking about the time he was asked to play Superman. I had this idea that because he lives in this world where he cant touch anything without it flying across the room, he has become almost afraid of himself and his own power. He doesnt know how to be Superman any more. Hes so afraid, he has become almost neutered by the experience of living on Earth, where he can blow things up just by looking at them.
The studio demurred They didnt really want a fear-based…

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