Jesse Metcalfe is probably best known for his role as the hot gardener on Desperate Housewives but he has a new role on TNT’s Dallas remake as Bobby Ewing’s adopted son, Christopher. In an interview with The Kansas City Star, Metcalfe talked about his acting career, his time at NYU and what motivates him to succeed.
Metcalfe admits that he was shy as a teenager. He said, “I was relatively social. I always had a girlfriend. But I was a bit shy…The shyness and insecurity when you’re acting, it does melt away because you’re not really being YOU. And you can really put yourself in the circumstance of your character and think your character’s thoughts. It takes you on a personal journey.”
The 33-year-old credits his upbringing as the thing that created his drive. He said, “My formative years, my childhood and some of my high school years, I wasn’t the most popular person out there. Sometimes that surprises people, but I think that really drove me, propelled me to succeed, specifically in this industry.” Read more
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