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Gordon-Levitt: It’s hard to keep my attention

Joseph Gordon-Levitt says that inspiring creativity in another person is “one of the most valiant things you can do”.

The 34-year-old actor is famous for movies including 10 Things I Hate About You and Inception.

However, since 2014 he has also found success on the small screen with his programme HitRecord on TV.

The show, produced by Joseph’s company hitRECord, is a variety series which has a different theme every week.

And Joseph says the eclectic style of the show perfectly suits his personality.

“Maybe it's because I have a short attention span, or maybe it's because I have a taste for variety,” he told ET Online. “But I love watching something that's going to make me laugh, and then the next second watching something that's going to make me think, and then the next second watching something that is going to make me cry. That to me is a good half hour.”

The second season of the series will see appearances from famous faces including Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling.

Joseph added that working with his peers on the programme makes him feel incredibly proud of what he has achieved.

“I think that for any artist, if you can inspire creativity in someone else, that's one of the most valiant things you can do,” he said. “That's kind of the point of HitRecord. It's don’t just sit and watch let's all make something together and so when people do it, it makes me feel good.”

The formula for HitRecord is entirely unique, with nothing similar ever having been on television before.

And Joseph said in the interview that he is thrilled to be responsible for something so progressive.

“Let's be honest, a lot of what's on television isn't there because it's creative. It's not something that someone really cares about,” he said. “It's just kind of a, 'Here's a formula. We know we can make money if we follow this formula. so let's do it.' And with HitRecord, there isn't a formula, and if we wanted to make money, this isn’t the way to do it.

“This is not what we would probably do, but it's something I care about very much.”

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