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Russell Tovey: I'm Not A Sex Symbol

According to this New York Times interview, Looking (and Being Human) star Russell Tovey doesn't think he's a sex symbol.

Do you agree??

When asked about his potential sex-symbol status, Tovey tells NYT's Kathryn Shattuck:

You tell me. [Laughs.] I’ve got ratty curly hair. I’ve got sticky-out ears. I‘ve got a little troll nose. I’m like a little pale street urchin. I’m lucky that I’ve sort of aged well into my face. I don’t think people are repelled by me. But one never sees how other people see you in a mirror at all — ever.

There's charm in self-deprecation...

What do you think, Instincters? Tovey, or not Tovey, a sex symbol? That is the question.

(And a terrible pun.)


(H/T: Queerty)


His self description sounds like my own, how come I don't look like him? 

Actually, the British accent alone is sexy.

Any guy who denies his sexiness is even more sexy, and he is really sexy. I am so in love with his ears.

We both something in common, we both have big ears, but mine are ugly, and his are adorable.

He's hot.  Loved him in Being Human.


i've always thought he was just gorgeous....since seeing him in History Boys.  Yep..he's very good looking.

The fact that he doesn't think he's a sex symbol, makes him even more adorable.  Maybe he should think of himself as a "romantic symbol", because I want to marry him!

Russell, YOU don't get to declare yourself a sex symbol - the public does that.  Anyway, if you did, chances are the reaction would be less than positive, i.e. disparaging "Who does (s)he think (s)he is?" stuff.  As it is, I think you're cute as pie . . .

He's perfectly OK. Nothing wrong with that:)

He is so wrong about all his 'defects'. He's hot and he's just perfect! I don't even see anything wrong with his ears. Sexy? Hell yeah - like nobody's business

He's a cute guy. But maybe he want's to be seen as sexy for his personality too!

He's totally sexy to me! Scrubby or not!

He is sexy

Definitely adorable, I like his ears. :)

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or as I like to call them, his handles

I love it his handles that's great I guess I'm a freak because I'm attracted to a street urchin

<3 this ear poppin pale street urchin with troll nose..still sexy lol

Who in the hell is trying to make a Sex Symbol out of this one?  He pegged it...just another guy, not bad, not good.

I agree. He's average. Also, sexy is not just about being good looking. You have to back it up with some "game". :-)

Definitely is.

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