Guy Pearce taking break from acting

Updated: Apr 16, 2012, 15:15 PM IST

London: ‘Memento’ star Guy Pearce is planning on taking some time off from acting because he needs to go and be himself for a while.

The 44-year-old actor, who has starred in films like ‘The King`s Speech’, ‘Don`t Be Afraid of the Dark’ and ‘The Hurt Locker’ in recent years, says he has been struggling to read scripts in the last few months and has decided to quit acting for a while, reported Contactmusic.

"I`m taking six months off, yeah. I`ve worked way too much in the last two years and I`m just sort of blank. I read scripts and glaze over them at the moment. I need to just kind of go and be me for a while," Pearce said.

The Australian actor, who also has a part in Ridley Scott`s much anticipated ‘Alien’ prequel ‘Prometheus’, said that he has run out of energy to take on new parts.

”You just get to a point where you become vacuous. I just don`t have any energy to be anyone else other than me. So yeah it`s really important. People sort of say, but just read this one script. I`m like no, there`s no point in me reading this script, because I`ll resent it," he added.

PTI