Actor Josh hartnett explained why he decided to avoid making big Hollywood movies, although he does it very well.
Josh Hartnett quit making Hollywood movies because it was ‘overwhelming’
Josh, for his part, is known for his major performances such as his roles in “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Dahlia”.
While these films resonated well at the box office, he decided to pursue more independently funded films in order to avoid the limelight.
Things had become so intense that he felt he needed to get away from the spotlight. In an interview with ‘The project’, he said: “I really enjoyed making movies, but the industry itself was overwhelming for a 21 year old.”
It was then that Josh discovered that fame comes at a huge price. And when he became a household name, he discovered that it was impossible to leave his home without a swarm of cameras following him wherever he went.
It was then that he realized that something had to change. He added: “There were paparazzi around every corner, you couldn’t really go anywhere without being, you know, kind of hassled.
“And I decided I didn’t need that in my life, and I was still able to make movies and live outside of it.” And by working in independent films, Josh admitted he had more of a say in what happened on set.
As such, the flexibility of timing or filming locations adds to a better cinematic experience. In this way, Josh has managed to balance his love of acting, while also recognizing that it is possible to live a life with some semblance of normalcy.
He continued: “I’m still able to work with great people and make great movies, and I don’t have to take care of everything. So, it’s kind of the best of both worlds for me.
Josh’s story is just one story among many, but unlike other stars who might sense this, he has taken steps to improve his life and career. And that should be applauded because he could have succumbed to the pressure so easily.
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