Jim Sturgess has been turning our lives upside down for a while now thanks to his charming British demeanor and easy-to-look-at face. He also is willing to go the distance for true love, or at least he is in his new movie, “Upside Down,” out Friday. In honor of true love (and Jim’s hotness) he is this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Jim, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 31-year-old grew up in London, where he spent his youth as a sk8er boi and a musician. He dabbled in some acting before he attended University of Salford, where he eventually got his degree in media and performance. Around that time, the adorable Brit was discovered by an agent, for which we are very thankful.
Where you might have already seen him: He got his start on TV with roles in series like “Other People’s Children,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “The Last Detective.” After floating around on the small screen for a few years, he eventually made the crossover to movies, nabbing parts in “Across the Universe,” “21,” “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “One Day” and “Cloud Atlas.”
Why you should take notice of him now: This week he stars with Kirsten Dunst in the romantic adventure flick “Upside Down.” What’s it about? Well, you know, it’s your usual film about star-crossed lovers who live in different worlds with opposing gravitational pulls. And you thought your long-distance romance was complicated.
In addition to “Upside Down,” Jim has also booked parts in “Electric Slide,” “The Lion’s Share” and “The Big Shoe,” alongside the one and only Kristen Stewart.
“It’s basically about shoe designs,” he explained to MTV News about the flick. “I play a young shoemaker who has a foot fetish, so the whole idea is about foot fetishes and shoemaking, basically. So another Hollywood blockbuster.”
He also shared this interesting tidbit: “So they bring in Kristen Stewart’s character as a muse, and I fall in love with her feet basically. I don’t even look at her from the knee down until [gestures at feet]. I saw some audition tapes, her feet look pretty amazing.” Um, if you say so.
Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute Jim by gawking at the photo above!