Josh Hartnett in ELLE May 2014: “I’m Comfortable Naked – In My Life”

Posted Monday April 21, 2014 5:28 PM GMT

During promotions for his new Showtime series “Penny Dreadful,” Josh Hartnett scored a feature in the May 2014 issue of ELLE magazine.

While chatting with the mag, the “Pearl Harbor” stud discussed everything from dating female co-stars to stripping down on the set of his new show.

Check out highlights from Josh’s interview below and for more head over to ELLE magazine!

On making a habit of dating female co-stars:
“I don’t recommend it to young actors. [Laughs] You can make a lot of enemies in the business that way. But when you work with somebody every day, it’s like trial dating. You develop a fantasy about them. It doesn’t always work out, does it?”

When you’re dating someone like Scarlett Johansson, you’re not allowed to complain about it:
“Your friends want to hear all about what you’re doing. But they don’t want to hear any complaints. Back when I dated a few very beautiful, very famous girls, I said something once – it wasn’t really a complaint – and my buddy said, ‘Oh my God, my diamond shoes are too tight.’ He coined the phrase.”

On being comfortable naked in the new Showtime series, Penny Dreadful:
“I’m comfortable naked – in my life. On film, if it doesn’t help the story, it’s not my favorite thing. I do show some stuff in the show, but I fight to make sure that it’s funny or character driven.”

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