Josh Hartnett Reveals the Moment in 2001 That Set His Career Up to Fail

After Pearl Harbor came out in 2001 Vanity Fair profiled him, and looking back at it now Josh thinks that article set him up to fail

“Oh, that was an awful piece. Was there even a quote from me in it, or was it just everyone talking about how hot I was? People got a chip on their shoulder about me after that. They genuinely thought I’d been thrust on them. It was a very weird time.”

“It’s just that it happened at a time when I wasn’t that famous, and it seemed to already be asking whether I should be or not. I felt like: ‘Oh my God! I’m not the tallest poppy yet – don’t cut me down!’ I was being compared to Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts and that’s insane. It was a set-up-to-fail moment. It was actually an interesting look at the nature of fame. If only it wasn’t about me.”


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