Josh Hartnett Connects with Mr Porter, Talks Career Trajectory

January 21, 2021
Josh Hartnett dons a Brioni suit jacket and silk-twill shirt with Bottega Veneta trousers for Mr Porter.
Josh Hartnett dons a Brioni suit jacket and silk-twill shirt with Bottega Veneta trousers for Mr Porter.

Josh Hartnett hits the studio for a new photoshoot feature for the latest edition of Mr Porter’s The Journal. Ben Weller photographs the American actor while Olie Arnold looks after styling. Weller captures Hartnett in winter looks that include plenty of pieces from Mr Porter’s in-house brand Mr P. Arnold also pulls clothes from labels like Brioni, Bottega Veneta, and Tom Ford.

Connecting with Mr Porter and writer Alex Bilmes, Hartnett reflects on his career and turning down a Superman reboot helmed by JJ Abrams. “I was being offered movies by the very top directors,” says Hartnett. “And Superman was a risk. Yes, there was a lot of money involved, but I didn’t think that was the be-all and end-all.” The 42-year-old actor continues, “It’s become increasingly clear to me that money only takes you so far. I’ve seen a lot of people drown in their money.”

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For Hartnett, he doesn’t let fame and money drive him. “The guys who are on top are terrified that someone’s coming up behind them.” Hartnett adds, “If that’s your real ambition, to be on top all the time, you’re going to spend your whole life looking over your shoulder. I never wanted that. I want to do good work with people I like and spend my free time with people I care about.” Read more at MrPorter.com.

Josh Hartnett Mr Porter Photoshoot

Ben Weller photographs Josh Hartnett for Mr Porter. The actor wears a Mr P. overcoat and turtleneck sweater with a L.E.J shirt and Auralee trousers.
Ben Weller photographs Josh Hartnett for Mr Porter. The actor wears a Mr P. overcoat and turtleneck sweater with an L.E.J shirt and Auralee trousers.
Front and center, Josh Hartnett dons a Paul Smith coat, Tom Ford shirt, Bottega Veneta trousers, and Mr P. shoes for Mr Porter.
Front and center, Josh Hartnett dons a Paul Smith coat, Tom Ford shirt, Bottega Veneta trousers, and Mr P. shoes for Mr Porter.
Actor Josh Hartnett wears a Mr P. overcoat and turtleneck sweater with a L.E.J shirt and Auralee trousers for Mr Porter.
Actor Josh Hartnett wears a Mr P. overcoat and turtleneck sweater with an L.E.J shirt and Auralee trousers for Mr Porter.
Sitting for a photo, Josh Hartnett sports an Auralee wool coat, Mr P shirt, and Brioni trousers.
Sitting for a photo, Josh Hartnett sports an Auralee wool coat, Mr P shirt, and Brioni trousers.

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