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Taylor Kitsch on Sacrificing Love for Career: 'It's My Choice'

Taylor Kitsch on Sacrificing Love for Career: 'It's My Choice'

Taylor Kitsch sports a clean cut and denim jacket while riding a motorcycle in this photo for his feature in the July 2015 issue of Elle magazine, on newsstands June 23.

Here’s what the 34-year-old True Detective actor had to share with the mag:

On getting his start as a model: “It’s not like I was this mainstream f-ckin’ runway model. I wasn’t working. I lived in an apartment in Spanish Harlem with no electricity, and then I lost that, so I’d just catch the blue train. It skips a lot of stops at night, and then it stays up at 181st Street, I think. So I’d sleep there. And the security guy would come on and be like, ‘Get out.’ And I’d get out.”

On True Detective: “I didn’t know True was going to be near as emotional. This season — f-ck. I could feel Paul [his character] seeping into me. I’d be doing something or acting a certain way and think, Oh, this isn’t me.”

On being single: “You sacrifice so f-ckin’ much [as an actor]. How do you build a relationship with a gal and then tell her, ‘Hey, I gotta do press all over the world. I expect you to have the same feelings you have now in eight weeks.’ And that’s not me playing the violin. It’s my choice. But it better be worth sacrificing for.”

For more on Taylor, visit Elle.com.

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Photos: Eric Ray Davidson for ELLE
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