Stephen Amell just can’t stop playing comic book characters. The Arrow star trades in his bow and arrow for hockey sticks for his new gig.
The 33-year-old actor just signed on to appear in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. He’ll play vigilante Casey Jones who eventually becomes a love interest for April O’Neil (Megan Fox). Someone’s gotta clean her pipes and Leonardo and company aren’t exactly up for task ;)
Next time I bump into Stephen Amell at the gym (because I often do), I’m soooooo going to remember this piece of info. The Arrow star revealed to Chelsea Handler that he’s perfectly fine with anyone hitting on him. Most likely, he’s already had to fend off numerous advances by gays given that he’s starred in more than his share of gay-friendly shows including Dante’s Cove, Hung and Queer as Folk. Dude is comfortable with sexuality for sure.
Check out the playful interview below which starts off with Handler asking about his newborn baby and if he’s breastfeeding him. He jokingly responds ‘no’ because he’s not lactating yet. I’d suck on them even without the promise of milk. I know you would too.
We’re less than a week away from the second season premiere of Arrow? Can you feel the excitement? I can, but I’d rather feel Stephen Amell’s abs. Can I get an amen? The CW released another promo with Amell’s chiseled six pack front and center. They really know how to cater to their demo, don’t they?
“With great power, comes great abs,” Emily Bett Rickards explains. I’m so glad the powers-that-be promoted her character Felicity to series regular this season. Besides all the shirtless scenes of Stephen, she was the best thing about the superhero show. Watch Felicity travel to Lian Yu below and encounter a very sweaty Oliver Queen. Lucky girl.
The second The CW paired up freshman series The Tomorrow People with last year’s breakout hit Arrow, I knew this promo was coming. If you have two good-looking cousins starring in each series, it’s a no-brainer. Both Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell look scrumptious in the clip, especially Robbie. He’s so darn adorable. Stephen may have the super hot sculpted body, but there’s something about Robbie. He does dorky really well.
In the new promo “Amellsday,” Robbie spews off Amell-style puns including Amelltastic, Amellorific and other cheesy lines. Playfully annoyed by all the puns, Stephen states, “This is why I always avoided you at Christmas.” Naturally, Robbie responds with, “You mean Amell-is-mas?” How does one get invited to the next family gathering?
Both shows have their respective premiere on Wednesday, October 9. How coincidental is it that it’s on hump day ;) Check out the cute clip below.
When Arrow debuted last season, Stephen Amell carried the weight of the show on his muscular shoulders on his own. For the show’s sophomore year, the network is alleviating the pressure on Amell and spreading the shirtless promotional duties to the other male actors on the superhero show.
Much like what Lionsgate did when they released the Capital Portraits for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The CW debuted their new batch of promo pics on several media outlets. Amell’s photo popped up on TVLine.com, while Manu Bennett appeared on Acccess Hollywood. Both Colton Haynes and David Ramsey showed off their hard work at the gym over at E! networks.
Check out the boys in all their topless glory below. Be sure to weigh in afterward on who has a career with the Chippendales should their day job fall through.
In honor of Arrow‘s first season concluding this week, I thought I’d pit two of the show’s male stars against each other in our latest Who’d You Rather poll. Given that Colton Haynes will most likely be Stephen Amell’s sidekick next season, it was only appropriate to pit this Batman and Robin-type relationship against each other.
First up is Stephen Amell. This Canadian actor just oozes man. The 32-year-old actor guest starred on numerous shows including Queer as Folk, The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and New Girl to name a few. My favorite was his role on Showtime’s Hung where he played a male prostitute. Lots of gratuitous shirtless scenes. But by far, his biggest role to date is playing Oliver Green on Arrow. The pilot gave the network its highest ratings in years. Those titillating promo posters certainly did the trick. Amell is a recent newlywed, marrying former ANTM alum Cassandra Whitehead.
Next up is 24-year-old Colton Haynes. Haynes started out his career by modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren and JC Penney. Prior to landing his role as Roy Harper on The CW show, Colton played a werewolf twice on ABC’s The Gates and MTV’s Teen Wolf. He’s also appeared in a couple of episodes of The Hills, music videos for Leona Lewis and My Chemical Romance. Check out photos of Colton and Stephen below and cast your vote on Who’d You Rather.
Before playing Starling City’s most-wanted vigilante on The CW’s Arrow, Stephen Amell rocked that hot body of his on HBO’s Hung. There, the 31-year-old portrayed Jason- a younger male prostitute in competition with Thomas Jane’s hooker character. I know who I’d pick. I’m sure you’d be tempted as well to lay down some serious cash for one magical night with Stephen ;)
Obviously, the role required Amell to film plenty of scenes shirtless and often times only sporting a cock sock or as he puts it a pouch. In fact, he told Jay Leno during an interview on The Tonight Show, he would’ve rather walked around naked than wearing the ridiculous pouch. Amen to that Stephen. I couldn’t agree with you more.
Sadly, the show was canceled after three seasons. Reportedly, the fourth season planned for Amell to have some man on man action. Damn you HBO. Watch the Arrow star’s interview with Leno below and just in case you never watched Hung, I’ve embedded a clip highlighting all his best *cough* shirtless *cough* scenes. Enjoy.
Logo recently announced the nominees for their annual NewNowNext Awards. Now in its sixth year, this highly praised and always unpredictable telecast is one big party that grants the gay stamp of approval to pop culture icons and trendsetters as well as stars-on-the-rise and celebrates what’s hot in TV, music, film and fashion for 2013 and beyond.
If you haven’t watch the NewNowNext Awards, they’re a lot of fun. With irreverent and outrageous categories including “Hottest, Sexiest Ink,” “Host with the Most,” “That’s My Jam” and “TV You Betta Watch,” the ceremony is always fun to watch. My personal favorite is the “Cause You’re Hot” award. All of the nominees are definitely worthy of the win. I covered the red carpet and ceremony a couple of years ago and think its time to check them out again. Especially given the caliber of the nominees. I love star gazing.
Winners will be revealed Monday, April 15th at 10/9C, during the 90-minute Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013 telecast. The special will be taped in front of a live audience of today’s hottest emerging and seasoned artists at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA on April 13th. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out all the nominees below.