Magazine article Newsweek


Magazine article Newsweek


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Byline: Ramin Setoodeh, Devin Gordon

Josh Hartnett

One of hollywood's reluctant hotties, Hartnett can be seen in the quirky crime-boss comedy "Lucky Number Slevin." He spoke with NEWSWEEK's Ramin Setoodeh.

You're living in New York, right?

Downtown, in Tribeca. I love it down there. New York is the best city for a celebrity. Everybody is focusing on their own lives. I think Greta Garbo said something like, "This is the only place I can be alone."

But it can get lonely. Do you have any roommates?


Wait a minute. I thought you lived with Scarlett Johansson.

I don't want to talk about my private life. Who knows what will happen? Everything inevitably changes.

What do you do for fun?

I don't know. I write fiction, short stories. It's embarrassing. I'm not that great a writer.

When I was watching "Slevin," I noticed that they tried to cover up your tattoo.

I got my tattoo when I was 18. It's a Celtic knot. I've wanted to get 20 more. But I've had to stop myself because if you have to cover it up it's a pain in the a--.

I don't mean to change the subject, but those are great boots you're wearing.

They're Levi's. I've had them forever--since 1998. They're from London. I've worn them almost every day since. I don't shop that often. Most of my T shirts I grab randomly.

All the women I know are curious about your eyebrows. Why don't you pluck them?

I don't want beautifully arched eyebrows. Somebody did pluck them in the middle one time--and it hurt.

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