Here are some photos from last night’s London premiere of John Carter, that horrible-looking sci-fi-action film starring Taylor Kitsch. I’ll admit it – I don’t have any strong feelings for or against Taylor Kitsch. Maybe I lack interest because I never got into Friday Night Lights – does that make me a bad person? That show reminded me too much of my high school and my youthful experiences, many of which I want to forget. Anyway, Taylor seems nice enough. He’s attractive in a middle-ground way – neither a meathead beefcake (Liam Hemsworth) nor a sparkly poet-type (Robert Pattinson). Kitsch used to have longer hair, but he’s become much more groomed and pulled-together over the past year. It works on him. So, while I like looking at pretty pictures of him, I’m not particularly hot for him.
Kitsch appears on the cover of the new issue of Men’s Health UK – the photo shoot isn’t anything special, but you can see The Mail’s coverage here. I was more interested in the interview – he’s more interesting than I initially thought. He doesn’t come across like a bad guy, or a dumb guy – he seems calm, intelligent, with a dry wit. Oh, fun facts – he’s 30 years old, a trained nutritionist and he’s Canadian. I didn’t know any of that. Here are some highlights:
He lost 35lb in two months to portray war photographer Kevin Carter in The Bang Bang Club: “I lost 35lb in two months. That was f***ing stupid and there’s not a lot of actors who will do that. It’s just way too extreme, and being a nutritionist I found it hard. Everything I knew just went out the window. The way I worked, it changed my walk, my confidence, everything. I was very bipolar. My mood swings were f***ing insane. I was very emotional, I had night terrors, I couldn’t sleep. It was a zoo.”
He’s a hard worker: “The worst feeling in the world is doing something and people thinking, ‘Ah, he could have worked harder. In the end it’s about energy. If you put half your energy into something, you’re only going to get that back at the end of the day. But I’m like, ‘What if I put in f***ing everything without any other variable?’ That’s what I was like for John Carter. I was like, “OK Kitsch, let’s see what you can do.” Just give it everything.”
[From The Mail]
LOL, he calls himself “Kitsch”. That’s cute. Reading that inspired me to look up some other stuff about Kitsch – he claims that if the acting thing didn’t pan out, he was going to be a nutritionist in America and work on childhood obesity. Oh, and he doesn’t care for Justin Bieber (and he’s built a home in Austin, Texas!):
Alright, I get it. His voice kind of annoys me, but I get it. He’s sexy. So, enjoy him. I don’t know how many Kitsch posts we’ll get a chance to do, but I’ll keep my eye on him.
And in case Kitsch still isn’t your cup of tea, here’s some Dominic West, who was also at the John Carter premiere. Dominic West could have me any way he wanted me. Sigh…
Photos courtesy of WENN.