This year’s Daytime Soap Hunk of the Year, or better known as TV Guide Canada’s choice for the 2010 Sexiest Man Alive goes to (drum roll please) none other than The Bold and the Beautiful’s sex toy, Brandon Beemer (Owen). From his fig leaf photo shoots, to his cougar storyline with Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie) to his sex scenes with Ashley Jones (Bridget) to dealing with being “that good looking”, The very down to earth Beemer speaks about his looks, his beautiful and talented girlfriend, DAYS, Nadia Bjorlin, (Chloe) and his time on Days of our Lives, as Shawn Brady. Here are some excerpts below!
Brandon if he feels pressure to keep his body in killer shape because of his half-naked and then some scenes: “Yeah. Especially when you’re working back-to-back days. I’m naturally inclined to live a healthy and fit life. I eat well. I go to the gym. But I will admit when you find out your character is going to be walking around in leather pants with the word “indulge” written on his chest, you get a little anxious and nervous. Owen’s supposed to be the face of this fashion line so I have to look like a fashion model. Owen’s job is to sell this Jackie M image. So if I can’t make it to the gym, I do feel frustrated. “I wish CBS had a gym at the studio. That would solve a lot of problems for the actors. If that were to happen, we’d be all ecstatic. Having an in-studio gym facility would only make sense. And actors who don’t work out really wouldn’t have an excuse not to be at their physical best anymore. It’s a win-win.”
Brandon on the perils of being “hot”- the pros and the cons in the industry: ”When you’re deemed good-looking or attractive, it hurts and helps your career in different ways. It’s challenging when you meet people who say, “Oh, wow — you’re nothing how I imagined you. I thought you’d be unfriendly or not very funny. Most good-looking guys are not nice.” I’m not tooting my own horn here, but that’s the reaction I get from fans and people in the industry. It’s an interesting paradigm.”