Closer mag: John Barrowman: 'I love Botoxed women!'
'I love Botoxed women!'
The star reveals why he's so relaxed about ageing
and his secret to a good love live.
With his Hollywood good looks and flawless smile,
you'd be forgiven for thinking TV star and singer
John Barrowman has a strict beauty regime.
But when Closer meets him London, he's keen to
point out that just because he's gay and on the
telly, it doesn't automatically mean he tries to look good.
He says: "All I do is shave in the shower and put
on some moisturizer and deodorant."
"The best products are usually the cheapest. I
use Imperial Leather soap and that's about it.
It's stereotypical to think all gay men have serious beauty regimes."
But despite this, the Torchwood star has a
confession to make he had Botox almost a year ago "out of curiosity."
"I just wanted to see what it would do. I did
like some of the effects, like how it smoothed
around my eyes but not what it did up here," he
says, pointing to his forehead.
"I felt expressionless and as an actor you have to be very careful with that."
But he adds: "This is going to sound really camp,
but I love women who are Botoxed to the nines.
Bree on Desperate Housewives is incredible!"
Despite succumbing to the celeb anti-wrinkle
trend, John who turned 41 in March swears
he's quite relaxed about getting older, saying:
"I was very relaxed about turning 40, it was turning 30 that freaked me out."
"But now I'm just having fun. I think turning 50
will great I'll have a huge part."
John hasn't been short of admirers since he shot
to fame in the early '90s, but his biggest fan is
his partner of 16 years, architect Scott Gill, 44.
The couple who have homes in London and Cardiff
Bay met in 1993 and have been virtually
inseparable ever since. They became civil partners in 2006.
Despite being together for so long, John says
they're as strong as ever and puts it down to the
fact that they still have a lot of fun together
including dancing in their underwear!
He says: "Scott gets up first and while I'm lying
in bed I'll sing for him and he'll dance around
in his underpants. It's our morning routine, it's hilarious."
"Hey, if it's still working after 16 years maybe
everyone should do it." But he admits they have
different opinions on what keeps their love
strong, saying: "Scott's idea of romance would be
to visit a ruined Roman castle. But I thinks it's
romantic to send flowers or give someone a mug
with a teddy on it. I guess he thinks it's cheesy, but he's used to it now."
John admits their relationship has its fiery side
too, and he firmly believes a good argument every now and then is healthy.
"There's nothing wrong with arguing," he says.
"It's more worrying when couples never argue. I'm
the fiery one. He gets upset because I'm pretty
strong-willed, but I'll back down if other people are right."
When he's not singing to Scott in his pants,
John's been busy recording a new album Music,
Music, Music, and he's hoping it'll be as popular
as his last album Just So [sic should be
'Another Side'], which went gold, selling 500,000
records within two weeks of going on sale.
But when asked if he prefers acting or singing,
he's adamant he could never choose and prefers to be called an entertainer.
He says: "I couldn't separate myself like that
I absolutely love singing and acting. I can't
imagine a life without entertaining people."
By Sophie Neville
Music, Music, Music is out on 24 Nov on Epic
Records. The single What About Us is out now.
for May/June 2009 tour information.
Closer magazine 22-28 November 2008 p. 53
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Precious and rare all Love is, gender matters not.