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Josh Hartnett Says He Made a Mistake Turning Down Christopher Nolan's 'Batman'

Josh Hartnett is all about Freedom in this brand new feature from Playboy‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 36-year-old actor had to share:

On why he took a break from Hollywood: “The intensity of my sudden fame was overwhelming for me, and in the middle of that, I felt I couldn’t trust any new person I met or their motives. I spent a lot of time back home in Minnesota with my friends and family. I did smaller movies, and I stopped working for a while. If I could go back and take with me my wisdom of today, I wish I’d been more resilient. I hope I wouldn’t be as panicked as I was. Maybe I’d have known that no matter what people try to take from you, you don’t have to give it to them. I’ve definitely grown a bit.”

On mistakes he made early in his career: “I’ve definitely said no to some of the wrong people. People don’t like being told no. I learned my lesson when [writer-director] Christopher Nolan and I talked about Batman. I decided it wasn’t for me. Then he didn’t want to put me in The Prestige. That’s when I realized relationships were formed in the fire of that first Batman film and I should have been part of the relationship with this guy Nolan, who I felt was incredibly cool and very talented. I was so focused on not being pigeonholed and so scared of being considered only one thing as an actor. I should have thought, Well, then, work harder, man, watching Christian Bale go on to do so many other things has been just awesome. I mean, he’s been able to overcome that. Why couldn’t I see that at the time?”

On his “know it all” younger self: “Fame can be a dangerous thing. It can destroy you. I used to put myself in positions where I spoke up when I probably should have been listening. When you’re young and have convictions, and fame suddenly gives you a microphone, you think, I’m going to tell everybody how it is. I had to take a step back from doing that to figure out, Do I actually know what I’m talking about?”

For more from Josh, visit Playboy.com.

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Josh Hartnett & Tamsin Egerton Share Precious Moment at LAX Airport

Josh Hartnett carries a small bag while arriving for a departing flight at LAX Airport on Friday (April 3) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actor was seen showing some adoration for his girlfriend Tamsin Egerton while standing at an airline desk.

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Check out a new clip below of Josh chatting about his character in a new promo for the second season of his Showtime show Penny Dreadful, which premieres on May 3.


Josh Hartnett – ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 2 Promo

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Josh Hartnett & Tamsin Egerton Join Holland Roden at BNP Paribas Open

Josh Hartnett sticks close to his girlfriend Tasmin Egerton at the The Moet and Chandon Suite during the 2015 BNP Paribas Open on Saturday afternoon (March 21) in Indian Wells, Calif.

The 36-year-old Penny Dreadful actor was joined by Teen Wolf stars Shelley Hennig, Holland Roden, and her beau Max Carver along with Two Broke GirlsBeth Behrs.

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“#Indianwells making @taylorrenee_jacobs proud! @moetchandon Thank you! @zanderr13 Let’s go Federer!” Holland captioned an Instagram from her seat.

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Josh Hartnett's New 'Penny Dreadful' Character Poster Debuts

Josh Hartnett keeps it cool in sunglasses while checking out an open house on Saturday afternoon (March 14) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actor was joined by his girlfriend Tamsin Egerton and the couple was spotted sharing a few kisses.

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Josh‘s new character poster for the upcoming second season of Penny Dreadful was just released! Check out posters for his co-stars Eva Green and Reeve Carney below too!

Penny Dreadful returns for season two on Sunday, May 3 @ 10PM on Showtime!

30+ pictures inside of Josh Hartnett and Tasmin Egerton house hunting together… More Here! »

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Josh Hartnett & Tamsin Egerton Are Still Going Strong!

Josh Hartnett keeps it cool in sunglasses while stocking up on goodies at Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins on Monday (March 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor was joined by his girlfriend Tamsin Egerton, who sipped on a cup of coffee.

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It was recently announced that Josh has just found a buyer for his Minneapolis home, which was listed for $2.4 million. He bought the home for $2,395,000 in 2002.

10+ pictures inside of Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton grabbing some goodies together at Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins… More Here! »

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Josh Hartnett Gets Back to Work on 'Penny Dreadful'

Josh Hartnett gets into character while filming scenes for an upcoming episode of his hit television show Penny Dreadful on Wednesday afternoon (January 4) in Dublin, Ireland.

In between takes, the 36-year-old star of the show was spotted having a few laughs with members of the cast and crew.

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The second season of the horror television series kicks off in April 2015 on Showtime.

10+ pictures inside of Josh Hartnett hard at work on a future episode of Penny DreadfulMore Here! »

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Josh Hartnett's 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 Will Have Proper Villain - Watch Bloody Trailer Now!

Josh Hartnett rocks some scruff while attending Showtime’s 2015 Winter TCA held at the The Langham Huntington on Monday (January 12) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor was joined by his Penny Dreadful co-stars Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory, and Timothy Dalton.

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“Evelyn Poole in this season becomes an actual antagonist who can speak. Last season we had the vampires [who were silent creatures], and now we have a proper villain, and we enjoy her immensely,” creator John Logan shared during the panel.

Watch a new trailer below for the second season, which will air on Sunday, April 26!


Josh Hartnett – ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 2 Trailer

FYI: Helen is wearing a Roksanda dress.

10+ pictures inside of Josh Hartnett promoting Penny Dreadful during the Winter TCA Tour… More Here! »

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