Tom Hiddleston turned to acting when his parents divorced.
The 35-year-old actor admits he found his parents' split "really distressing" and used acting as an outlet for his emotions.
He said: "I started acting because I found being away at school while my parents were divorcing really distressing. It's only now I've got a retrospective angle on it. When you are a teenager you harbour secrets in a different way.
"If you are at a boys' school, especially, there is a level of bravado you have to keep up otherwise you'll get picked on. I was really quite upset and probably sad, vulnerable and angry. Acting presented a way of expelling those feelings in a safe place ...
"He was genuinely worried that I would be bored and unfulfilled. Acting was completely different from anything he knew and he couldn't see that it was a real job."
The 'Crimson Peak' star has recently been tipped to become the next James Bond but he remained tight lipped when asked if he was being lined up for the role.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "I'm a huge Bond fan. Daniel Craig is doing a very good job ... maybe one day. I love to play someone who makes brave decisions for the right reasons."