Home­land star ‘nearly quit act­ing’

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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

on Twit­ter

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