Josh Hartnett Quote Of The Day

March 20th, 2006 // 11 Comments

“What scares me with pop culture is . . . looking at my younger brother and sister and their friends, seeing my little sister’s friends looking, like, to Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton – I just don’t think that’s anything to strive for. I don’t think those girls are too happy. And it’s like, the culture is so focused on a more self-oriented . . . luck-based mentality. It’s just like, get what’s good for you. It’s a herd mentality that I think is really about making money.”

(Source: Page Six)

(Image via Towleroad)

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. tc

    it needs to be said more and more. These girls undersell themselves. They’re whoring themselves out for a bit of publicity. The media should just ignore them until they actually do something worthwhile. Lindsay can actually act. Paris….well…she, uhhh….gives good head.

  2. Kirsten

    God I love that man.

    Not the most eloquent thing I have ever heard, but it is refreshing to hear it.

    It is a sad state of affairs when young girls idolize ditzy sluts. I want my daughter to grow up and be an intellectual. Where are those role models?

  3. blankjen

    Hey Kirsten,

    If we’re talking celebrities, I would say the good role models are…

    Kate Winslet
    Cate Blanchett
    Reese Witherspoon
    Salma Hayek

    To name a few. However, these wonderful ladies may be a bit too “old” to appeal to the youngsters. So yeah, where are the young celebrity female role models? Oh, I have a couple ideas:

    Scarlett Johanssen (not sure if I’m spelling right)
    Kiera Knightly

    So far they don’t seem to have done anything stupid…

  4. doofus

    well…I have a little bit more respect for that guy now.

  5. lylelyle

    Who’d of thunk it? I’m actually in agreement with Josh Hartnett on something. Not a bad list of positive role models, Blankjen.
    Don’t know if it should really include Kiera Knightly, though. Some of her recent comments about dieting and body image are absolutely abyssmal (if she did, indeed, really say them) I just wouldn’t want any young people staying away from sparkling water for fear the carbonation would make them “bloat up”.

  6. IfITypeItLooksLikeImWorking

    Well done for him for actually caring about his little sis and her friends he should get older brother of the year award! its refreshing to hear Paris and Lohan’s lifestyles being shown for what they are-especially coming from a young man in Hollywood, scarlett must have a good influence on him!

    young female role models: Natalie Portman, Beyonce Knowles

  7. King Smart Ian

    Help me understand why any celebrity should be a role model for anyone? Their business is to act or to sing or to otherwise entertain. How about role models like teachers, doctors, or people who repeatedly post comments to websites? What the fuck has Natalie Portman done that makes her a worthy role model other than not embarass her family or become a semi-polite way of saying whore (I’m looking at you Paris). Our culture has got to let go of this celebrity worship

  8. Me

    At least Josh is aware, good for him. The people he mentions have no class and I can’t wait until thier 15 mins is up! Thanks Josh for saying what we are thinking.

  9. jjr

    Not done anything stupid??? Josh girlfriend posed nude with Keira- sorry people thats not a role model.. You don’t need to pose naked to prove your a good actress. Just because its vanity fair does not make it right ask Rachel McAdams who refused to do it.–thats a role model to follow and a great actress.

  10. David

    Paris Hilton is a bad role model. This poses at refreshing insight? Banal observation. I’d like for once to read an interview where an actor doesn’t just state the obvious.

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