It’s been something of a boy-heavy day here at T Lo Enterprises, LLC. We might as well continue the trend with Tom Ford’s Ken doll, Nicholas Hoult. He’s in that new X-Men movie and it looks like he’s got a busy schedule coming up, so we all know what that means. Poledance, actor! Poledance!
Aw, we’re teasing. He’s a decent model and he seems like a well-adjusted kid.
BlackBook June/July 2011 Issue
Featuring Nicholas Hoult
Photographed by David Roemer
Nicholas, take it away:
On detesting watching himself on screen: “There are so many people watching you. I enjoy the acting part. But then I forget that people are actually going to watch it.”
On self-doubt about whether he’d ever work again: “I still worry that I’m never going to get another job. Whenever a new film comes out, I always worry that it’s going to be the one people look at and go, ‘Don’t ever hire him again.’”
On working with Colin Firth in A Single Man: “I was doing my American accent, and Colin was doing his usual English accent, but I was letting mine slip. I remember thinking, Uh oh, I’m in trouble. But Colin is very relaxed and free, which made my job easy. There’s a fantastic subtlety to his acting, like you can read every thought and emotion that passes through his mind.”
The only acting we ever saw him do was in the Tom Ford-directed A Single Man. He was decent enough, although Colin Firth carried all their scenes (which isn’t all that surprising). The thing is, we were a good 30 or 40 minutes into the movie before we connected him with the guy Ford had shot for his eyewear line. For some reason – and we’re not talking about Photoshop – he looks very different in photographs than he does in a film (Although to be fair, control freak Ford did have him Photoshopped to a plastic perfection). That’s not a bad trait for an actor/model to have, actually; the ability to change up your face. In fact, that’s a pretty good definition of “giving good face.” He looks good here. The clothes are very classic to the point of retro, and we’re digging the very retro hair. Not too many young men can pull off that 1920s-style hair, but he’s got just the face for it.
[Photo Credit: blackbookmag.com]