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His libido got him into acting

Turned to theatre to attract attention of a girl in high school

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Woody Harrelson got into acting to impress girls.

The 52-year-old actor realized he could carve a career using his knack for impersonat­ions after wooing a young lady by mimicking Elvis Presley.

“In high school, I realized that if you were a terrific athlete, you could attract girls,” he said. “I wasn’t, so I had to look into some other possibilit­ies. I got into theatre because a girl I liked saw me do an Elvis impersonat­ion in the library and said I should be in the theatre. And I was like, ‘If she wants me to be in theatre, I’m going to be in theatre.’

“Later on I realized that most of us are never going to be rock stars, which is probably everybody’s real dream. So theatre is really our only chance to get up in front of a live audience.”

The True Detective star meditates on a daily basis and became a staunch vegan after feeling “knocked out” by greasy fast food.

“I used to eat burgers and steak but I would just feel knocked out afterward. I had to give them up,” he said in a recent interview.

“Dairy was first, though. I was on a bus when I was about 24 and this girl saw me blow my nose, and I had acne all over my face. She told me I was obviously lactose intolerant and that if I gave up dairy my symptoms would disappear in a matter of days. She was right.”

 ?? — GETTY IMAGES FILES ?? Woody Harrelson says he began acting to get the attention of a girl he liked in high school.
— GETTY IMAGES FILES Woody Harrelson says he began acting to get the attention of a girl he liked in high school.

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