Woody Harrelson quit smoking pot because he felt it was ''keeping him from being emotionally available''.

The 'Now You See Me' star has decided to stop smoking the substance and insists it is now a misconception that he is a ''party animal''.

He said: ''They think I'm a party animal, which ... I am a party animal. I mean, that might be one thing. But I am a party animal. But on the other hand, I haven't ... I'm now extremely moderate and ... I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago ...

''The effect of [smoking] it is euphoria. But when you're doing it all the time, it just becomes ... Well, you know. I feel like it was keeping me from being emotionally available. I really don't want this interview to turn into a whole thing about that.''

However, it hasn't been without temptations but he was able to avoid it by turning the joint down.

He told Vulture.com: ''Well, like, last night, someone had - not just good herb but sativa; really good sativa. There's a joint, and beautifully rolled. I like a beautifully rolled ... and I just was like, I mean, I've gone this long.

''It would be weird to just be like, 'Okay, let me have a hit off that,' and then suddenly go back to smoking too much, which is ... I don't have a problem at all with smoking. I think it's great. I think it's a great drug, in terms of ... Even cops say that the side effect is euphoria. Or the ... what do you call it?''