Updated: Friday, 11 July 2014 19:00 | By Bang

Garrett Hedlund won't use social media

Garrett Hedlund has never used Facebook, Twitter or MySpace as he wants to maintain some privacy.


Garrett Hedlund has never used Facebook, Twitter or MySpace as he wants to maintain some privacy.

Garrett Hedlund has never used Facebook, Twitter or MySpace as he wants to maintain some privacy.

Garrett Hedlund won't use social media as he wants to retain some privacy.

The 'Country Strong' actor - who is in a relationship with Kirsten Dunst - has never had a Facebook, Twitter or MySpace account and has just three followers on his secret Instagram profile, but prefers not to engage with the world via the internet in order to protect himself.

He said: ''The industry can be very small sometimes. I think the only way to keep even the smallest amount of privacy is to just not participate.''

The 29-year-old star always does his best to appreciate his good fortune and try not to focus too much on anything negative.

He told the new issue of Flaunt magazine: ''Every once in a while we remember that life is short, and to appreciate the time with your friends and family, and to be open to have beautiful exciting moments in your days and stop worrying about what's pulling you down.''

The 'Unbroken' star - who grew up on a Minnesota cattle farm - also spoke of how important it was for him when his elderly father came to visit him in Los Angeles for the first time.

He said: ''It's hard to get him off the farm, to fly. He's gotten older now, but he was able to do it. He was helped by the assistants at the airport--not people with Blackberrys but people with a wheelchair.

''It's not all that glamorous. But it's nice for someone on the farm to come to a beautiful city where it's primarily 90 degrees all year round and you get to see the ocean and see a faster-paced life. But really, he's just proud of me. ''

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