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Josh Hartnett has a premium cable show to promote appears in the new issue of Details magazine, and he chats about his new series Penny Dreadful, why he left Hollywood for a while and he even opens up about his love life. Finally!

On stepping away from the limelight at the height of his career, Josh says:
    "I was on the cover of every magazine. I couldn't really go anywhere. I didn't feel comfortable in my own skin. I was alone. I didn't trust anyone. So I went back to Minnesota and got back together with my old friendsended up getting back together with my high-school girlfriend for a whileand I didn't do any filming for 18 months. I'm still finding my way through all that."


When he came back to the biz, he was no longer being handed roles, but he claims he likes it that way:
    "I still get offered films and TV roles, luckily, but years ago, if I saw a role I wanted, there was a good chance I could grab it. When I see a role now, I've got to fight for it. It's not bad. It's actually more rewarding. Depressing when something doesn't go your way, but only for a minute."


So just what kinds of roles was he getting offered when he was one of Hollywood's hottest young stars?
    "Spider-Man was something we talked about. Batman was another one. But I somehow knew those roles had potential to define me, and I didn't want that. I didn't want to be labeled as Superman for the rest of my career. I was maybe 22, but I saw the danger ... I didn't have [my] agents for much longer after that. There was a lot of infighting between my manager and agents, trying to figure out who to put the blame on. It got to the point where none of us were able to work together."


Hartnett, who has been romantically linked to starlets like Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller and Amanda Seyfried, admits that he still gets nervous asking girls out, and he claims he's not a player. "If you're a ladies' man, that's what you do with your lifealways chasing," he says. "That's never been the case with me. I've always just wanted a relationship. Otherwise there's nothing. The scene can eat you up. It's eaten up enough of my life already."