Josh Hartnett has been busy promoting Penny Dreadful all over the US, and in a recent interview with Marie Claire, he opens up about everything from his career to his love life. Although he's much more open about his career than his relationship status, he does admit that he's not single and has been 'dating someone for a while'. He's been rumored as dating British actress Tamsin Egerton, and that might be who he's referring to.
He does also touch upon his reputation as a player back in the day, especially as he would get linked to a new actress every other week. Since he's also admitted that he feels in love with every actress he works with, it's not hard to see why that would be true. He claims he was never 'callous' with his romances, adding, "People portray you in all sorts of ways, but I don’t think that’s accurate. Define cad...I was never callous."
In other words, he's saying that he definitely dated around but he never hurt people's feelings. However, the idea that entire sites exist to document his past relationships terrifies him. He jokes, "That’s terrifying. That was probably an ex who was pissed off."
It may have been an angry ex-girlfriend who started those lists, but it was his fans who visited them. There's no denying that Josh took a long, long break from his career to get his head settled, but he's back with a vengeance. Reviews of Penny Dreadful have been fantastic so far, with his performance and chemistry with his co-stars being praised. The high-profile nature of the show [it also stars Eva Green] definitely makes it clear that Josh is well on his way to rebooting his career.