Glee star Matthew Morrison — in all his shirtless glory — is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Details magazine. In his coverstory interview, Matthew opens up about his womanizing ways as a Broadway performer and explains how he’s not really in the right frame of mind to be a boyfriend to anyone right now. Here is our first look at Morrison‘s hot Details cover and some excerpts from his interview:
Plans to shoot a humorous cover with the Glee star were scrapped once the creative team at Details discovered what Morrison looked like shirtless. It’s easy to see why the talented Mr. Schuester has provided grown-ups a reason to watch the hit Fox show! But when school lets out, Morrison has even greater adult-contemporary ambitions – like becoming the next Michael Bublé. And while rumors swirl about some of his co-stars turning into divas in the light of their new found fame, it’s nice to hear that Morrison, according to writer Claire Hoffman, is remarkably well-adjusted and “has resisted becoming an asshole as a result of his success.”
On his Broadway days: “I definitely hooked up with a lot of girls when I was a young guy on Broadway. It was exciting. Very joyous and free.” But Morrison didn’t shed his inhibitions entirely. He joined a Bible-study group in college, and he didn’t lose his virginity until he was 21. Being perceived as a sex object confused him (and still does). “I’m not comfortable with the idea of my sex appeal, but I know in my job I have to use it. I wish I could say I got to this point in my career based on my talent, but I don’t think that’s true.”
Regarding his co-stars: “I am a teacher to them,” Morrison says of the younger castmates he refers to as “the kids.” “I’ve taken a few under my wing. I don’t want to say they idolize me, but…” he trails off, realizing how this might sound. He’s careful about what he says and wishes some of his colleagues were a little less publicity-driven. “Yeah, I find myself learning a lot from the set. I do look at stuff people on the show are doing, and I don’t judge them, but I question it. I say to myself, ‘Keep quiet.’ Fame … it’s like a handgun – in the wrong hands, it’s dangerous.”
On dating: “I’m not a good friend right now. I’m not a good boyfriend. It’s not that I’m selfish. I’m just focused.”
On paddle boarding for exercise: “I got my own board. It’s a great core workout.”
On getting in tip-top shape for this photo shoot: Morrison ate well and in the final few days used a trick Sue Sylvester pushed on her cheerleading squad: a sweet potato-only diet.
HMMM. Well hello, Mr. Shue. First he makes the People magazine list of the Sexiest Men Alive for 2010 and now this … I’d say, it’s a banner week for Matthew Morrison. After the jump, check out a few photos from Matthew‘s Details magazine photospread to see more of his hot shirtlessness on display … More »