Starring with Ben Affleck's wife and "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" star Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler, Elgort plays a high school football player named Tim Mooney who quits the team after his parents' breakup in "Men, Women And Children."
To cope with the breaking of his family, Elgort's character resorted to a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
Elgort was familiar with World of Warcraft, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Nov. 23, Time reported. He also has many friends who play the game.
Still, the actor found "an excuse to get addicted to one of the most addicting video games in the world," which he said was "sick."
Elgort told Huffington Post, "I got addicted to World of Warcraft for a couple of months leading up to the movie, just to feel what that's like. It really does suck you in and it makes you feel terrible after you've played the whole day and haven't done anything in real life."
World of Warcraft game addiction felt heavy as he felt like there is something weighing him down, said the actor, who claimed he now knows what it is like to have an addiction.
"When you're not playing, you feel like you want to be. But you know it's a waste of time. It's tough," he explained adding that he had a friend who worked for Yahoo! but was fired because he stopped showing up to work while played too much World of Warcraft.
Fortunately, Elgort was able to stop playing the game as soon as "Men, Women And Children" started filming.
Meanwhile, World of Warcraft players were delighted when Blizzard Entertainment recently offered all subscribers of the game free Mists of Pandaria access, Game Spot reported.
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