Garrett Hedlund recommends celebs ‘just not participate’ if they want privacy


Garrett Hedlund covers the new issue of Flaunt, a magazine a rarely care about unless their cover features Dragonflies. But this editorial with Garrett is nice, even with the distinct lack of winged creatures. Garrett has some interesting projects coming up, not least of which is his supporting part in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. I can’t wait to hear what Garrett thought of Angelina. I want to know what the actors think about Angelina’s directing style. But he doesn’t talk about Angelina in this Flaunt piece. Which is fine – there’s a way to go until the Oscar campaign. You can read the Flaunt piece here (it’s written somewhat pretentiously) and here are some highlights:

He smokes & drinks tea: He smokes Marlboro Lights. He calls them “Marbs.” He drinks Earl Grey tea.

Be open: “Every once in a while we remember that life is short, and to appreciate the time with your friends and family, and to be open to have beautiful exciting moments in your days and stop worrying about what’s pulling you down.”

His dad came to visit him in LA: “It’s hard to get him off the farm, to fly. He’s gotten older now, but he was able to do it. He was helped by the assistants at the airport—not people with Blackberrys but people with a wheelchair. It’s not all that glamorous. But it’s nice for someone on the farm to come to a beautiful city where it’s primarily 90 degrees all year round and you get to see the ocean and see a faster-paced life. But really, he’s just proud of me. ”

On Brad Pitt: “He helped me understand a lot of the technicalities that actual filmmaking involves, how broken up it can be just to shoot one scene, how many different angles and camera shots, and how to approach the scene with different colors of emotion each take.”

On Peter O’Toole: “He threw his arm around me and said, [in mock Peter O’Toole voice], ‘Do you wanna hear how we shot this movie, my boy?’”

On Viggo Mortensen: “He gave me a book of his photography and poetry during On The Road. It’s great to see people that never lose touch with that creative side of themselves, to meet that artist that never ceases to see the world in a different way.”

Privacy: He believes in privacy. He’s never had a Facebook or Twitter account, or a MySpace account, for that matter. He does have a secret Instagram account. Upon last check, he had three followers. “The industry can be very small sometimes,” he says. “I think the only way to keep even the smallest amount of privacy is to just not participate.”

Why he’s an actor: “What first made me want to be an actor was the first time I found myself crying in the theater.”

[From Flaunt]

In case you were wondering how he knows Brad (and how he knew O’Toole), Hedlund played Patroclus in Troy. With Brad and O’Toole. Anyway, I sort of like Garrett. He’s kind of hipster, but I feel like he’s probably so genuinely uncool and un-Hollywood that he reminds people of the hipsters who “ironically” act uncool and un-Hollywood. He’s like James Franco without the douche, narcissism or famewhoring, let’s put it that way. Now we just need to get him away from Kiki Dunst.



Photos courtesy of Flaunt.

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  1. Greata says:

    I love Hedlund, and think he is an amazing and very subtle actor. His face can speak volumes without him saying a word……but I remain confounded by what he sees in Dunst.

  2. QQ says:

    These Black and White crisp white shirt pics are just…Glorious!

  3. Brin says:

    Hot, smart and talented, what a combination!

  4. Gwen says:

    I second (third?) the Kiki question (and I tend to like her): what are they doing together? He sounds very different from her..

  5. magda says:

    I love Kiki Dunst! She is one of the coolest thing from my teenage years: The Virgin Suicides etc. And Melancholia is one of my favourite films ever.
    Garrett’s relationship with her is part of his appeal to me :)

  6. Faye says:

    I love that Peter O’Toole story. I can perfectly envision that scene. They really don’t make actors like that any more.

    I agree with his statements about publicity. Granted, he’s not an actor on the level of Brad Pitt, etc. (fame-wise – not a knock on his talents), so maybe it’s easier for him to stay under the radar. Still, I agree with the general principal that if you’re a public figure who wants people to respect your privacy, you have to stay private.

    Why don’t people like Kiki Dunst with him? I don’t know too much about her . . .

  7. Sabrine says:

    He’s going to smell bad, but otherwise he’s quite attractive.

  8. Roberta says:

    “I think the only way to keep even the smallest amount of privacy is to just not participate.”
    Agreed, although having a professional twitter/fb account is a good idea once to gain a profile at a certain level, IMO you’re on a slippery slope if you start to engage.

  9. T.C. says:

    I never see pap pics of him unless he is with Kiki.

  10. lisa2 says:

    I know he is going to be in Angelina’s film Unbroken too. I think his career is moving well. He has a couple of films coming out in 2015 so he is getting good work.

    I like the pictures I just don’t like how they made his face looks so dirty. I know it is suppose to be dirty hot.. but it just says dirty and not in a hot way.

    I notice in most male photo-shoots that many of them are copying each other. Some of these shots look like poses i have seen with some very specific actors. But I guess how many different ways can you set up a shot.

  11. Hannah says:

    Garrett is everything certain young actors (cough …pattison) profess to be. He genuinely seem to care about the work and stays away from the Hollywood celebrity scene. He is also really talented and smoking hot. What’s not to like?

    • puppy says:

      Exactly. See the reaction of his fans on here? lolz

    • me says:

      Lol, Hedlund isn’t happening, no matter how hard he tries. Yeah, he’s an okay actor, but have you seen Troy? He’s doing supporting roles in indies, not unlike ‘Pattison’ But he is nowhere near the fame level, so he can go about making his low key indies without the scrutiny. Did you know that Hedlund had a new movie out at the same time as Pattinson’s The Rover? Probably not, nor did anyone else. He was the lead in a film called ‘Lullaby’, that was critically panned and did nothing at the box office released just last month. That’s why he did this photoshoot. So, don’t be too quick to judge other actors.

  12. Kiddo says:

    He looks like a cross-blend of Pitt and O’Toole DNA.

  13. Talie says:

    He’s been with Kirsten for years now, right? Impressive.

  14. And yet the man dates Hollywood’s best known stinky, bitchy, self absorbed drunken wench. Drunkst is just a plain old unpleasant human being. I think that’s what many people mean when they say she’s his biggest fault. There’s been stories for ages about how awful Kiki is and I’ve had friends serve her and none had good things to say.

    Any way…mmm…pretty

  15. truthSF says:

    I like Garrett. I like Kirsten. I love Garrett and Kirsten together. :-D

  16. original kay says:

    I totally agree with him.

    Just don’t do it. You don’t “need” social media to have a career. People are used to this age of instant access to everything. The private lives of celebrities should remain private if they chose. And if they don’t, stop whining about it. I’m talking about online stuff, not the paps who follow people and chase cars, hound at airports, etc. Those have got to go.

  17. jess says:

    I find him very boring. I saw on the road recently and he was horriable.

  18. poppy says:

    hopefully he will stick to his beliefs on privacy. there is nothing more delicious than an air of mystery regarding a celebrity.

    OTT, so he must be privy to the fact brad pitt was/is embarrassed about his feet and refused to wear sandals for troy.

  19. ToodySezHey says:

    Yeah I s a w Hedlund in Troy as Patroclus….

    ….which is why for the life of me I can’t figure out why he has a career. Oak trees are less wooden than he is. He was also the weakest link in 4 Brothers, the urban – styled remake of the Sons of Katie Elder. This is a movie that Co starred Tyrese, Andre 3000 from Outkast and a barely there Sofia Vergara, and yet Hedlund was the weakest link.

    He then somehow manages to snag the lead in the Tron remake and is terrible in a terrible movie.

    For the life of me, I do not understand why this man has a career and why Lainey thinks he is a thing.

    Sure Taylor Kitsch had a bad year on 2012, but at least he is pretty and can somewhat act. Nothing about Garret He dl und ‘ s success makes any sense to me for a guy that is just average looking, talks like he has marbles on his mouth and is consistently bad in awful movies.

  20. Leslie says:

    I really liked him in Country Strong. Haven’t seen him in anything else. Good looking guy.

  21. XCX says:

    I’m really surprised that he ended up dating Kiki; Considering that there was a lot of rumors and gossip about him and Kstew on set.

  22. JenniferJustice says:

    I love him even more now. He’s different. He’s totally masculine. He’s subtle and flexible (acting-wise you pervs.)

    Have to ask though, what’s up with the non-support for he and Kiki? I like them together. He’s help to ground her. They are lovely together and I think I get the attraction besides the obvious that he’s gorgeous and she’s adorable with a banging body – they are both pretty traditional as far as relationships and roles. They seem very good for each other. I root for them.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      People hate Kiki.

      I love them together if only for the fact that she’s not a VS model or some basic D-list actress.
      She’s unconventionally pretty and has talent. That definitely elevates him in my eyes.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        People hate her? I don’t think I’ve seen her in a movie since that Marie Antoinette movie, but I’ve never heard anything damaging about her. She doesn’t seem to play the fame game at all…..she seems pretty cool to me.

  23. Fatty Magoo says:

    Am I the only who loves his voice? His talking voice and singing voice. It’s deep, rich and manly *sighs*

  24. lulu says:

    he’s a pretty good actor, and he’s cute. I like him, but god a lot of his fans are insufferable.

  25. Camille (The Original) says:

    Great pics, he looks gorgeous.

  26. JoJo says:

    Love him! And I’ve always liked KiKi – I think she’s a decent actress – great in Melancholia.