August 31, 2001 - The New
York Post's Liz Smith talked to Josh Hartnett where he admits, "It would
be so much easier for me to move to California for my career, but I'd miss
my family and friends. Their love and support helps me keep my head on
my shoulders." And of his role in Othello, Harnett admits, "It's one of
the toughest roles I've ever done. Having to go to that dark place every
day; it was a real struggle."
31, 2001 - Josh Harnett talked about how he's avoided the pressures of
fame as Allpop reports, "Just by chance -- not really by chance, it was
kind of by design -- I was shooting a movie in Africa when Pearl Harbor
came out, so we went through the press (in Hawaii) and I took off back
to Africa where I was in Morocco and I could walk down the street and I
was just that white guy. So I missed a lot of the hype the first month-and-a-half
it was out. And the last month-and-a-half I've been in Minnesota and I've
been putting together a house so I haven't been out all that much." Read
August 30, 2001 - USA Today
is profiling Josh Harnett where O co-star Julia Stiles admits, "He's so
shy about all the success. I guess that's what makes him charming." As
for Josh, he says dealing with fame hasn't been too bad yet, "t's not as
overwhelming as I thought it was going to be." Read more.
August 30, 2001 - Entertainment
Weekly has promo shots of the cast of O, as Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles,
and Josh Hartnett will be profiled in this week's issue. Check the pictures
August 29, 2001 - WireImage.com
has photos of Josh Hartnett from the premiere of O in Century City, California
on Monday. Check them out here.
August 28, 2001 - Josh Hartnett
commented on the controversial film O saying, "I think kids can learn from
a film like this, use it to explore their ideas and opinions on the subject
matter, and heal from their own situations. Just because you don't acknowledge
a problem or you forbid a teenager from seeing the movie, it doesn't mean
the problem doesn't exist."
August 28, 2001 - BBC reports
Josh Hartnett is sticking up for Ben Affleck and putting some blame on
the media saying, "I like Ben. I know he's a very good person. And I know
that he's doing the best thing for himself. When I see the media chastising
him for it, I really feel bad for him. He is just trying to get his life
August 22, 2001 - Josh Hartnett
was on with Jay Leno Monday night to promote O and talk about how he robbed
a Dairy Queen when he was 16... Don't worry, the robbery was actually a
August 21, 2001 - Josh Hartnett
was on Access Hollywood to talk about O and deny rumors he's dating co-star
Julia Stiles. Josh says, "The rumors aren't true. We're not dating." Harnett
added of the tabloid reports, "You never believe that crap anyway. It's
just like everything you hear in those things, is usually false, especially
in regards to me because I'm not even around. I live in Minnesota. I'm
far away from it all. How would they know what I'm doing?"
August 21, 2001 - The Chicago
Sun Times Bill Zwecker got comments from Josh Hartnett on his Pearl Harbor
co-star Ben Affleck where he said it's just another reason "why I
live in Minnesota--it keeps me anchored." While he admits drug problems
happen everywhere, it's easier to avoid the livestyle in Minnesota as opposed
August 16, 2001 - Access
Hollywood previewed O with Josh Hartnett showing clips of the film they
say was so controversial, it almost didn't make it to screen. They also
report Entertainment Weekly calls it a can't miss film.
August 16, 2001 - To get
more information on O, including the cast, story, pictures, trailer, screen
saver, e-cards, message board, etc., check out the official site of the
movie at othemovie.com (site has since shut down).
August 11, 2001 - Josh Harnett
will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, August 20th. Also
on the lineup are musicians Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow.
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