Homeland star ‘nearly quit acting’
ACTOR David Harewood has opened up about his battle with depression which nearly saw him give up on acting to become a LORRY DRIVER.
The star ( said before he got the part on the hit US series, he was nearly penniless and spiralling into a deep depression caused by the death of his school friend, Luigi Belcuore, in 2009.
He told “I had £80 in the bank and no idea what I was going to do.
“I seriously considered giving it all up and getting a job as a lorry driver.”
“Belcuore’s death completely knocked me for six. He was always the one who believed I was going to make it.”
Harewood initially rejected the script without even reading it, eventually filming a lacklustre audition on his iPhone at the insistence of his manager.
The 50-year-old added: “I never even did an American accent.” NIPPING OUT: Pert Caroline posted this revealing pic