Oscar nominee Terrence Howard is feeling the effects of relentless appearances and interviews and is suffering from exhaustion.

The star is nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as pimp, hustler and aspiring rapper DJAY in the film HUSTLE + FLOW.

Howard explains, "It's that exhaustion that kicks in. I'm too tired to resist anything anymore.

"Meeting people who have things to say about the stuff you're doing encouraging them - that keeps you going.

"You do get an onslaught of people trying to hand you ideas and scripts. They all look like DJay a little bit.

"So you try to respect them as much as possible."