Jim Sturgess became an actor when he realized he was excited at the prospect of cutting up salad.
The British actor - who stars alongside Anne Hathaway in the Lone Scherfig-directed romantic drama movie - had to take a series of jobs before he became famous, but a move to Manchester, North West Englian, led him in a new direction in life.
He explained BANG Showbiz: "Before I sort of got anywhere near acting I worked in a restaurant. I was a pot wash boy. Just like Emma in the story I got promoted to salad boy and I was really, really excited about that. Then I stepped back and thought, 'My life can't be that great if I'm that excited about being promoted to salad boy.'
"It was a knock, it made me think I need to do something else with my life. So I moved up to Manchester and joined a course there which really changed my life."
Jim recently revealed he enjoys acting alongside younger co-stars after having a great time filming with child actresses Eden and Kayla Mengelgrein, who shared the role of his daughter Jasmine in 'One Day'.
He said: "I actually enjoyed the scenes with the young girls who played Jasmine.