The god that is Theo James has been low on celebrity radar over the past few years. Besides a small (one episode) stint on Downton Abbey (in which his character died mid-coitus) and the lead in a now-cancelled CBS police drama, he was a relatively unknown actor. That was until the premiere of Divergent, the movie based on the best-selling novel by Veronica Roth, in which Theo plays the broody and mysterious Four. This trilogy, which is being hailed as the next Hunger Games, has propelled the British heartthrob to stardom. Here are some of the reasons why I chose Theo as this week’s pick for Man Crush Monday:
1. He’s a dreamboat
2. He keeps his lips moisturized
3. He likes to stare deeply and contemplate the meaning of life
4. He can rock a tank top
5. He enjoys good food
6. He keeps his priorities straight
7. He has a back-up plan
8. He’s a good listener
9. He likes to be clean
10. He knows how to put on a belt
11. He has good aim
12. He’ll defend you
13. He’s intelligent
Theo studied at the University of Nottingham and earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy!
14. THAT SMILE
15. He loves to move his eyebrows
16. He’s musical
He was the lead singer and guitarist of the London-based band Shere Khan. Although they are no longer actively playing together, videos of their performances are still uploaded on YouTube!
17. He’s concerned about the well-being of others
We love you, Theo!