London, Jun 26 (PTI) Actor Joel Edgerton said he was terrified of leaving his breakthrough TV role to launch a movie career in Hollywood. Also Read - Ahead of Christmas, Top US Scientist Fauci Warns of 'Surge Upon Surge' in COVID-19 Cases

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He said it was a huge step to walk away from the hit TV show in order to pursue his dream of working on movies in America, reported Contactmusic. Also Read - 36 Days, 9477 Miles, 19 States: Sadhguru Shares Experience of Exploring Spiritual America

“It was a terrifying thing to leave. Hanging out with that cast, being on a TV show that people respected that was well written and executed so well,” Joel said.

“I didn’t leave because I didn’t like it. I had my sights set on moving into films.”

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.