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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Edward Norton: Theatre challenge was scary

Edward Norton

Edward Norton says a personal challenge he pursued in New York was more "thrilling and terrifying" than his acting work.

The Fight Club star has been leading a campaign to raise $70million for the city's Pershing Square Signature Center, a non-profit institution that aims to "keep theatre going from becoming a rarefied experience" with discounted ticket prices.

The actor's involvement with the project has been a key part of his on-going work to restore and protect New York's public areas and attractions.

"This, in the last three years, represented a much, much more thrilling and terrifying and vital and crushing personal challenge to me than a lot of creative work at this point," he told WWD. "This place was literally poured concrete and electrical ductwork. It made me feel good, because if you can get a few things like this done, you know, that's the way this city keeps remaking itself into the place you want to stay."

Edward also joked that he has "a crush" on iconic Vogue US editor Anna Wintour.

The star met the publishing icon at this year's New York Met Ball and joked his date became jealous.

"My girlfriend says I have a crush on Anna [Wintour]. It's possible," he laughed.

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