The actor covered the latest issue of DAMAN magazine, and talked about how he got into acting, his upcoming roles, his favorite fashion labels and more. Joe was photographed by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack and styled by Joshua Seth.
I grew up a misfit. I never fit in. [...] I didn’t know what group to hang out with in school until I started acting. When I did, I realized everyone was as weird and out of place as I was, and that I could combine all of those weird opposing characteristics together and create characters that made sense to me in my weird way. Acting was the only place that I ever felt like I belonged so went for it with everything I had.
I shot White Collar last summer and I play a criminal opposite my drama school classmate at CMU, Matt Bomer, who I have known for 15 years. - on his upcoming role on White Collar
Luckily, the brands I like, like True Blood and I’ve made some amazing friends in the fashion world as a result. John Varvatos, G-Star Raw, Persol, Levi’s, Joseph Abboud…
It’s flattering, but it’s not really something I need to be concerned with. I’m glad people feel that way, obviously, but it doesn’t change the fact that I have to haul my ass to the gym every day and then get home and study. I put my pants on the same way I did when no one cared. - on being a sex symbol