A Little Nail Polish On That Run?
Shakespeare is back at the box office and that means male actors are wearing tights — more traditionally called stockings or hose. It's really not as bad as it sounds (OK, it would be if our BF showed up in them) but these 10 men are so steamy-dreamy, we really don't mind.
Watch out, Robert Pattinson — a new British bad boy is in town! This 21-year-old charmer is already known in the UK for his portrayal of the 1980s new-waver Boy George in a BBC biopic about the former Culture Club singer. Now, Booth makes his international debut as the world's best-known romantic lead. O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou, Romeo?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
O Jonathan, Jonathan! We adored you as the randy and murderous King Henry VIII in The Tudors. Thank goodness you're back on our small screens as our favorite vamp-tramp Dracula on NBC. With a producer from Downton Abbey and the director from The Tudors, this will no doubt be a bold, sexy treat. We'd give anything for you to give us just one little nibble on our necks...
Of course we know him as the dark-hearted, incestuous Jaime Lannister from HBO's Game of Thrones. After losing a hand last season on the show, we certainly wouldn't mind lending him one. Originally from Denmark, this sweet prince can wear tights whenever and wherever he wants.
Winter is coming and we can think of nothing better than curling up with another Throner, Jon Snow, in front of a fireplace on a dire wolf rug. OK, so his tights are more the fur-lined variety, but that's what he needs in all that snow and ice. Kit, you're so cute, you could melt any girl's heart.
Scottish men are just so hot! Put them in leather and chain mail and our "bravehearts" swoon. Ewan has Loch-Ness-blue eyes that seem to magically twinkle. Though he's married, ladies, it will impress you to know he has a heart and dagger tattoo with his wife and four daughters' names on his right shoulder. Awww!
Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor makes this Robin Hood even sexier. The fact that he knows his way around a crossbow makes him the most bada** charitable dude around. Just don't ask him to sing...
OK, so you may not know Benjamin by name, but this dashing ballet dancer starred in and choreographed 2010's Black Swan, stealing the Swan Queen's — AKA Natalie Portman — heart. The two are now married with a son and will soon be moving to Paris where Benjamin will be taking the job as Director of the Paris Opera ballet. We think you did all right, Nat!
What strikes us as funny is that this guy, Peter Parker, chooses to wear tights for his alter-ego The Amazing Spider-Man. Even more odd are the red and blue panels on his suit. Aren't most spiders black or brown? Wouldn't a dark-colored suit be better for stealth purposes? We don't get the gear, but we do think your spidey-sense is hot in a totally nerdy way.
Who can forget the classic romance Shakespeare in Love, starring the bard himself? Methinks Fiennes is fine. Raised in Ireland, Joseph was most recently seen as Monsignor Timothy Howard on FX's American Horror Story.
So maybe Richard Simmons isn't exactly the first guy you think of as a sex symbol, but he's always wearing tights! This Sweatin' to the Oldies exercise guru loves to shock and surprise his audience, all while cracking jokes. While it may seem like he's always clowning around, he has one of the biggest hearts of any celebrity in Hollywood.
Image of Douglas Booth, courtesy of Relativity Media; image of Ewan McGregor, courtesy of Warner Brothers; Game of Thrones images, courtesy of HBO; image of Andrew Garfield courtesy of Sony; image of Russell Crowe, courtesy of Universal; All other images courtesy Wenn