Michael Shannon Is Adorable In The Latest Edition Of After Hours

When asked to think of the most adorable actor we could possibly come up with to guest star on After Hours’ latest program, “Adorable Things,” only one name could come to mind for the MTV Movies team: Michael Shannon.

The “Man of Steel” star has made a name for himself being cute and cuddly in projects like “Boardwalk Empire,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Take Shelter.” The lovable actor came on the show recently to have his cheeks pinched, side tickled and be barked at, and provide us with the best use of five minutes we’ve had all day.

Needless to say, if you’re a fan of Shannon’s work, this is not an After Hours to miss.

Our favorite part of the segment? When MTV’s Josh Horowitz brings up the little-known (read: fake) fact that Shannon had shot for two weeks on “The Notebook” before director Nick Cassavetes replaced him with Ryan Gosling. Apparently he was booted off the project because Rachel McAdams didn’t like how he kissed.

“She said I wasn’t a good kisser. What are you gonna do? No one ever showed me how to kiss. I had to learn myself,” Shannon deadpanned.

If that wasn’t enough to get you chuckling, then stay tuned for the part where Horowitz gets Shannon to do his best cute puppy impressions. That’s certainly not something you’re going to see happen on “Boardwalk Empire” any time soon.

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