Taylor Kitsch is a 30-year-old Canadian nutritionist: sexy, lovely or not your type?

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.

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  1. brin says:

    He’s cute….and he definitely gets points for not liking Bieber.

  2. Margo says:

    I love Taylor from his Friday Night Light days and hope his career gets bigger. I once had such a hot dream with him that to this day I still blush when I see his pictures. LOL

  3. Lota says:

    He’s hot and Canadian, enough for me 😀 and the movie is getting pretty much positive buzz all over the web, everybody is praising Andrew Stanton’s take on the story so I’m sold.

  4. galaxygirl says:

    Reminds me too much of Neil P. Harris & a grown up Beiber to be hot. D. West has the appeal however 😀

    • Kate says:

      He is nothing like Neil Patrick Harris. In fact he is 180 degrees from Neil Patrick Harris. Watch one episode of FNL and you’ll see. Texas forever.

    • gigi says:

      I agree with Katie. NPH??? Seriously? Please Google Tim Riggins and/or Friday Night Lights.

  5. Jilli says:

    Kaiser, I am with you regarding Dominic West! Dude is Delicious!

  6. Kiki says:

    Love me some Kitsch! Please, more posts about him!!!

  7. Samigirl says:

    Canadian, eh? I would say that explains the “Texas” accent on FNL, but honestly, no actor on that show can get it right.
    Anyhoodles, he’s cute enough, but not my type.

    • sassenach says:

      Really? I’m from Louisiana but live in Houston and I thought Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton’s accents were spot on. Even the guy who played Buddy. Definitely not as bad as the actors on True Blood.

    • Samigirl says:

      I’d never have guessed any of the actors on FNL were from Texas. I stopped watching after the second season, though, so maybe they improved since then? I’m from Louisiana also, and I’ve never met a Texan who had an accent like that. I feel like they lay it on super thick. Although, Sassenach, you’re right about TB. Those are the worst.

  8. backwards says:

    He will always be Tim ’33’ Riggins to me. Love him.

  9. lucy2 says:

    He was very hot as Tim Riggins on FNL (one of the best shows EVER) but I’ve kind of lost interest after that.

  10. VV says:

    He was the best part of that crappy Wolverine movie when he played Gambit. I hate the character Gambit in the comics, but I thought Kitsch was great.

    I am pretty excited about John Carter too 🙂 I think it looks pretty fun and I know my kids are eager to see it too.

  11. NinaG says:

    He’s not a bad looking guy at all. He looks a lot better than that Michael Fassenbender that every one on this site seems to fancy over. Now don’t ban me for saying this ” The same way you feel blah about this guy is the same way I feel about Fassenbender. Now I do think Michael is a fantastic and brilliant actor but he’s just meh to me in the looks department.
    ———–>(Runs out of room)

    • Kaiser says:

      OH YOU BETTER RUN!!!!!!!

      *waves slut-shank wildly*

      This boy is cute and well-spoken. Fassy is a Sex God.

      • Samigirl says:

        I thought Fassy was “ok” until I saw him in Shame. Now, if a pic of him is up anywhere, I turn bright red. The man is sex, personified.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Thank you Kaiser! You just made my morning with that comment. I have to go to court now (I’m a lawyer) and all I will be thinking about in front of the judge is “waving that slut-skank wildly”! Thank you again.

      • What is so sexy about fassy’s lily white skin & yellow cheshire cat teeth? Dude looks like a total skeez..

  12. Naya says:

    Loved him in FNL. Loved Dominic West in the Wire. Both two of the best shows on televison in the past decade.

    • newhouf says:

      Totally agree… two of the BEST shows ever, and I love both Taylor Kitsch and Dominic West! They are both very good looking and extremely talented actors! I am excited that Taylor Kitsch is getting steady work… I just hope he doesn’t get stuck with terrible movie roles (not so sure about “John Carter” and “Battleship”).

  13. really says:

    those aren’t great pictures of him, but he was the hottest thing on tv for 5 years. FNL was a great show, but tim riggins got the juices flowing 🙂
    maybe you can post some riggins photos for those that haven’t seen him.

  14. Cerulean says:

    I lusted for Riggins. I like him and want him to be successful but no shivers here. A little to plain for me now. A little vanilla. But I will see how he develops in the near future. I think he needs a little more seasoning and marinating for me.

  15. danceprancer says:

    He looks good… I’d go out w/ him..:)

  16. laura says:

    I’ve never seen friday night lights but he gets a lot of coverage on lainey because they love that show I guess… but I always thought he was hot…now I know he’s also a nutritionist… even hotter 🙂

  17. Stubbylove says:

    Kitsch is massively hot – I’d hit it all night long. Just don’t talk…don’t talk.

  18. Devon says:

    I didn’t get it at first but then I started watching FNL. Tim Riggins… holy eff. Then I was sold. Doesn’t hurt he’s from my home province!

    I like the longer hair on him but will take him any which way I can get him. I’m definitely going to see John Carter and DEFINITELY going to see Battleship. Taylor & ASkars? Yes please.

    Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!

    • xxodettexx says:

      “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!”

      i love hearing that every time! it took me forever to get into fnl but i am SO glad people persisted in me seeing it bc i love it, i love every flaw of every character, i love how they worked very hard to not make characters into lame stereotypes… and coach taylor – what a real man! 🙂

  19. rufustfirefly says:

    I co-sign this! Taylor is cute and easy on the eyes, but Alex ups the hotness factor x1000.

    @Asli have you seen Alex’s latest Battleship poster over at JustJared? Oh my.

    Okay still laughing over the slut-shank comment down there!

  20. bea says:

    He was on Letterman the other night and I found him to be totally charming. Really cute, not full of himself. Mmmm.Mmmm.Good.

  21. jc126 says:

    I don’t like the way he looks here. Riggins was the only reason I could stand to watch FNL, so I like the longer hair on him.

  22. The Original Mia says:

    I hope he has a great career. Not only is his pretty (Forever, Riggins to me), but he’s generally a nice guy. He gets bonus points for not liking Bieber.

    I can’t wait to see John Carter & Battleship.

  23. xxodettexx says:

    Riggins! the only man that can say “Texas forever” where i wont want to roll my eyes hard! 🙂 anyway, love him, he is hot, will watch immortals, john carter and even battleship!

  24. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    I like him with his hair longer like it was when he played Gambit in the X-Men Wolverine movie. I thought he did great with that role and wish they would’ve expanded it.

  25. LucyOriginal says:

    Tahnks Kaiser for keeping an eye on Kitsch for us!

  26. Kris says:

    #33 on the field #1 in my heart!!

  27. Ramie says:

    not my type. beady lil’ eyes.

  28. Maggie says:

    He’s just my type. He seems like a man’s man.

  29. Aily says:

    Tim Riggins was my TV boyfriend for 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights (such an amazing show – it always seemed so real), and while I support Taylor Kitsch in all his Canadian (yay!) glory, he’s just not doing it for me anymore with the short hair.

    Btw, he was a hockey player before an injury forced him to quit.

  30. Aily says:

    Tim Riggins was my TV boyfriend for 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights (such an amazing show – it always seemed so real), and while I support Taylor Kitsch in all his Canadian (yay!) glory, he’s just not doing it for me anymore with the short hair.

    Btw, he was a hockey player before an injury forced him to quit.

  31. irishserra says:

    Meh, ya lost me at nutritionist. I don’t need the food police around when I’m trying to enjoy my chocolate. 🙂

    Nah, just teasin’. He is a cutie. I just might be willing to give up chocolate for him.

  32. Amy says:

    I didn’t watch Friday Night Lights, either. But he was super sexy as my favorite mutant, Gambit, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

    At times (and if I squint), he kind of reminds me a of a younger, softer Timothy Olyphant.

  33. emma1978 says:

    OMG Tim Rigginsssss…. I love him forever.

    (Sorry, that’s as articulate as I can be right now.)

  34. ichsi says:

    It’s really unfair of you to put handsome-but-kind-of-bland Kitschy next to ruggedly-handsome-please-sex-me-up-now Jimmy McNulty! Seriously, who doesn’t pale compared to Dominic?
    Ahh, anyway, I remember Kitschy from Wolverine, he was one of the few good things about it, so I guess ther’s something to him. And I’m actually looking forward to John Carter, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be better than what the premise leads on. 🙂

  35. Tiffany says:

    Kaiser, you need to get on board. Andrew Stanton directed this. The man behind Finding Nemo and WALL-E. WALL-E Kaiser. I am excited for this one. Also, Kisch, West, but no Mark Strong. Really?

  36. Meanchick says:

    Smoking hot bod this one!

  37. Brooke says:

    I’ve seen him in several movies but I never really took a second glance. But he is like really hot. He has a great face, great features as well. I really like him as an actor. Call it a crush ha ha! I’ve never had one on a celebrity… but he’s worthy of it I guess.