James Marsden was honored to take over the late Paul Walker’s role in The Best of Me, the handsome actor told Us Weekly in an interview on Monday, Oct. 6.
“All I can say about that is he is just one of those tremendous actors that was even that much more special of a human being,” Marsden told Us when asked about Walker. “There was a wonderful energy about him and he was a terrific actor. You always want to be good stepping into a role like this but [it] felt a little bit more of an honor to play this role because of him,” the X-Men actor shared.
Walker, who died in a car accident in November 2013, was originally cast to play Dawson in Nicholas Sparks’ upcoming romance flick. A month after Walker’s tragic death, the role was offered to Marsden. Read the rest of this entry »
We knew he was from Oklahoma, but we had no idea James Marsden could sing country like this.
When the actor and his Best of Me co-stars stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday (Oct. 8), they were joined by Lady Antebellum, who have a song on the soundtrack for the Nicholas Sparks adaptation. When Seacrest suggested that Marsden join Lady A for a song, he was initially reluctant — but once the first lines of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” came out of his mouth, it was clear he was up for the challenge.
“Now I’m just pissed, because he’s better than me,” Lady Antebellum singer/guitarist Charles Kelley joked.
Watch Marsden’s performance for yourself below:
Jimmy attended the world premiere of “The Best Of Me” at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles on October 7, 2014. I’ve uploaded 180 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2014 Appearances > [2014.10.07]”The Best of Me” World Premiere (HQ)
James Marsden, the actor who played mutant hero Cyclops in the original ‘X-Men’ trilogy, has backed his ‘The Best of Me’ co-star Luke Bracey to replace him in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ writer Simon Kinberg exclusively revealed to Yahoo Movies last week that Cyclops, Storm, and Jean Grey would probably have to be recast for the next X-Men film, due to its 1980s setting, and Marsden thinks Bracey – who plays a younger version of himself in ‘The Best of Me’ – could be just the man to fill his distinctive visor.
“Yeah, that’d be great [if Luke Bracey took over as Cyclops],” he explains in our exclusive video below, “Then he could just eventually take over being me. Then I would never get another role as long as I live!” Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve uploaded 4 HQ photos of Jimmy taping “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on October 2, 2014.
Public Appearances > 2014 Appearances > [2014.10.02]”The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (HQ)
Jimmy recently attended a special screening of “The Best Of Me” in London. I’ve uploaded 7 HQ photos to the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2014 Appearances > [2014.09.29]Screening Of “The Best Of Me” in London (HQ)
Jimmy was photographed after taping the TV Programme “BBC Breakfast” in Manchester yesterday. I’ve uploaded 26 HQ photos to the gallery.
Paparazzi Photos > 2014 Candids > [2014.09.30]Manchester (HQ)
Jimmy was photographed at BBC Radio 1 in London yesterday. I’ve uploaded 11 HQ photos to the gallery.
Paparazzi Photos > 2014 Candids > [2014.09.29]London (HQ)
Source: Los Angeles Confidential
Drama, comedy, music… latte art? Is there anything pretty-boy-turned-actor A-lister James Marsden isn’t good at?
Anyone familiar with actor James Marsden’s body of work has probably come away with the notion that he’s got a pretty broad skill set. He can effectively pull off drama (The Notebook), comedy (30 Rock), romantic comedy (27 Dresses), superheroics (X-Men), singing (Enchanted), and dancing (Hairspray). But that’s only the half of it.
Away from the screen, the actor admits he has a passion for perfecting… well, whatever happens to catch his fancy at the moment. “I’m a hobbyist,” he says. “I get into things, and then that’s all I do.” The pursuits at which he’s become a functional expert are many, diverse, and ever-growing, from the understandable to the arcane: triathlons, cycling, fly-fishing, auto racing, Star Wars, guitars, photography, wristwatches… even coffee. “I got this really fancy espresso maker and I had to learn how to pour latte art,” he explains. “I had this professional barista come to my house and show me exactly how to do it. I got obsessed with grinding my own beans.” Read the rest of this entry »