Theo James Talks to InStyle – Where He Hangs Out

In a new recent released interview of Theo James, he talks down things with InStyle about his off-work favorites. The places one may spot him when he isn’t promoting his films, or shooting. The ambassador for Hugo Boss is definitely going to swoon the ladies, and some gentleman as well I suppose, with his new fragrance The Scent, which has highly made its attendance at Macys. Read the article down below, and be prepared to be swooped away with Theo’s favs. 

 Theo James is a man who knows what he wants. We learned this when we sat down with the Divergent hottie at the Greenwich Hotel in New York City to discuss his new gig as the face of Hugo Boss’s new, very seductive men’s fragrance, Boss the Scent. It’s in our brief conversation there that we learned he prefers handshakes (over high fives), strong eye contact, and cutting to the chase. 

So, in the 30-year-old Brit’s spirit, we’ll give you the cut direct here. Well, two of ’em, if you will.

First, what he wants you to know: He’s obsessed with this new cologne because he loves to wear a little something something himself. “I do three spritzes,” he told us. “Two for the wrists, one on each, and then one on the back of the neck.” He prefers this particular Boss cologne because of its masculinity. (Notes include spicy ginger, burnished leather, lavender, and the African Maninka fruit, which the Hugo Boss team tells us is an aphrodisiac, although we have yet to hear any firsthand confirmations.) “This is a little darker, dirtier, and mysterious, which I like,” James said.

Second, or what we want to know, where he goes to hang out outside of the public eye: For that, he said he feels most comfortable in his hip Islington home in London. That’s where you’ll find him when he’s not trotting the globe filming and promoting his movies—London Fields is coming out this year, and he’s already filming Allegiant: Part 1, the penultimate movie in the Divergent series. Without further ado, this is where he goes…

To the art museum

“It’s a really nice space and it’s free! It has lots of photography and obviously, it has portraits. The exhibits are always changing. I like to go to the restaurant at the top. It has a great view.”

To see a show

“I have a lot of memories at Camden Roundhouse, from seeing great gigs like Paul Simon to playing great gigs myself to getting stuck there when the London riots happened and having stuff thrown through the windows.”

To the bike mechanic

“I have a black Bonneville. You’re supposed to tune it yourself, and I try to but fail miserably. So I’m usually at the shop. ”

To eat pizza

“My favorite spot is Pizza East. I like to get slices with as much meat as possible, like Italian sausage and pepperoni.”

To the bar with his bros

“I like the Albion. It’s close to where I live in Islington. It’s got a big, beautiful garden. They have a little vegetable patch where they grow their own vegetables. Lots of my friends live in the area, so it’s a good place to meet up.”

To hit and get hit

“I box at the MMA Clinic. I quite like boxing. I box people, but I wear headgear. It’s funny because people like to spar me because I’m an actor. They have a bravado. They try to make me not wear my headgear because it goes across my face, but I’m like, ‘I can’t break my face because then I can’t pay my rent.’”

Naomi Watts as the Cover Face for ‘Presto’

Naomi Watts has been appearing in many familiar company as their new cover face. She is not only the ambassador for Sports Craft, but now she is also the new cover face for Presto, an on demand TV guide much like HBO. In this new advertisement, Naomi demonstrates the hysterical side of her we have never seen. Watch the video down below, with an interview for aussie magazines following:

The Mulholland Drive actress will front a campaign for the Foxtel-aligned service, including a television ad with the tagline ‘demand more’.
In it, Watts portrays a ‘diva’ version of herself, stepping out of a private jet and onto a red carpet, followed by an army of assistants who carry her when she declares she’s too tired to walk.

“I thought the campaign was very funny and that’s what drew me,” Watts said. “It was a good chance for me to poke fun at myself.”

Comedy isn’t a genre Watts is known for. Her role alongside Bill Murray in the 2014 film St Vincent, in which she played a Russian sex worker, was a successful foray into funnier roles.

“For a very long time, I got on that track of playing women who are always on the verge of an emotional breakdown,” Watts said.

“I’m grateful that I’ve been getting a chance to do more of the comedic stuff lately. I don’t think anyone thought I was capable of it — including myself, probably.

“After Mulholland Drive, I think everyone thought that was my niche.

“While I still stand by that as being a good role to play, it’s fun to broaden it a little bit and open it up to some lighter stuff.” 

Watts said she’s a big fan of Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher, who’ve each had a string of blockbuster comedy roles.

“They’re hilarious and I have great admiration for those girls. They’re extremely talented.”

While playing a diva was fun, Watts said she’s far from one in real life.

She might be one of Australia’s most successful acting exports, but Watts said she still finds the perks of Hollywood a bit foreign.

“I think because I worked so hard for so long and things came to me quite late in life, I’m appreciative of any of the nice, glamorous stuff,” she said.

“For many years, I struggled to pay bills, I went to audition after audition hoping for the best. That doesn’t go away. It’s more familiar to me than rolling out a red carpet.”

Despite the fame and fortune, Watts said she’s “the same person I always was” deep down.

“I don’t take that stuff too seriously — you are who you are and I don’t think that changes.”

Her sons Alexander, seven, and Samuel, six, also keep her grounded.

When she’s not in a leading role, Watts busies herself with regular mum duties like taking the boys to after-school activities and weekend sports.

On rare lazy days at home on the couch, she and her partner Liev Schreiber let the kids choose the family’s viewing.

“They love movies,” Watts said. “And they watch them over and over and over again. It gets to the point where we’re dying for something new to come out.”

Like most youngsters, Alexander, who she affectionately calls Sasha, and Samuel are digital natives who love gadgets. 

But Watts tries to balance their screen time with other activities.

“They definitely hunger for the iPad. They love those interactive games, like Minecraft and Clash of Clans.

“They use the iPad when we travel.”

Travel is a big part of life now for Watts and her family, who split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

There are also odd trips back to Australia to see family or escape the harshness of an east coast US winter.

“It’s so great to be in Australia for summer. I’m hoping to get back for Christmas. It’s a nice break.

“A New York winter is tough. But because we divide our time between there and LA, we kind of miss the worst of the cold, which is nice.”

That busy nature is why Watts likes streaming services, particularly to catch up on her favourite show that she can’t bare to miss.

“Ray Donovan, for sure,” she laughed. That’s the hit US series that Schreiber stars in.

“Everyone leads this busy, big lives these days. People work many more hours than they used to. “To be able to demand content on your schedule wherever you want is great – you don’t have to miss the fun.”

To coincide with the campaign fronted by Watts, Presto will ramp up its marketing efforts following the launch of a number of new programming and service innovations.

Presto’s chief Shaun James said the service offered viewers access to HBO content and exclusive TV shows like Aquarius, Mr Robot and The Walking Dead, as well as some of Australia’s best dramas in the form of Wentworth and Packed to the Rafters.

“Australians really can be more demanding with their Presto on demand service,” James said.

Ray Stevenson for ‘Ibiza Style’ 2015

Ray Stevenson had a recent talk with Ibiza Style about his upcoming films and projects. He talks about Divergent, Insurgent, The Transporter Refueled, and other films and TV projects he has had the pleasure of working in. Read the interview and the collage photoshoot photos for the month’s issue.

A Marvel superhero is living in Las Salinas beneath the false identity of Ray Stevenson. So don’t be deceived by all his past, present and future disguises: Blackbeard in ‘Black Sails’, Titus Pullo in ‘Rome’, Volstagg in ‘Thor’, a member of the Ukrainian mafia in ‘Dexter’, Marcus in ‘Divergent’. Born in Lisburn (Northern Ireland) in 1964, Stevenson began his working life working for a firm of architects in London until he decided to transform his life into one of continuous rebirth. Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter… not bad for a debut. Can you talk about it? What a great and weird experience that was for me. My humble role in ‘Theory of Flight’ was as a gigolo hired to service Ms. Carter´s character, when in walks Mr Branagh wielding a shotgun and a balaclava.“ I scarper bare assed and my crazy career is born. His latest reincarnation is the one-year-old Ludovic, his third son and the first to be born on the island where he moved to live seven years ago.   

It appears that you have been very busy lately.

Well yes, the truth is that this year alone I have three movies hitting the screens worldwide. ‘INSURGENT,’ the second instalment of ‘DIVERGENT’, ‘BIG GAME’ with Samuel Jackson (that has just been released) and the new ‘TRANSPORTER’ movie (that is coming out in September). I have also just returned from Cape Town, South Africa, where I was filming the series BLACK SAILS for the STARZ network. I joined in the show for seasons 3 and 4, playing Blackbeard. As you know, there’s lots of swashbuckling and the typical band of villainous pirates! And I’m about to head off to Atlanta to film ‘ALLEGIANT,’ the third part of ‘DIVERGENT’.   

How did it occur to you to come to live in Ibiza?

I have to admit that I had never visited Ibiza until I met my partner Elisabetta. Up until that moment everything I knew about it was a couple of documentaries showing the point of view of out-of-control partying on the island that was causing lots of problems and wasn’t remotely appealing. It was Betta (Elisabetta) who insisted on dragging me here and she opened my eyes and my heart to this magical island. That was when we decided to move here about seven years ago and the truth is that right now I can´t imagine living anywhere else in the world. Now we’ve got the house in Las Salinas; it’s a really beautiful, natural and completely enchanting spot. I love going to the mediaeval fair in Dalt Villa, or having a drink at KM5 where I get on very well with Josch and everyone that works there. Then there’s el Chiringuito at Es Cavalet and Guarana in Salinas; they are places I tend to go with the family. I could go on and on….because this island gives you so much and it´s so diverse. 

Listen, what do you do when you’re not saving the world?

You mean at work? Um, well when I’m not saving the world it seems like I’m hell bent on destroying it! But if I’m not doing either of those two things, I’m probably at home with the family and our friends.

On top of that, living with three young boys (Sebastian, Leonard and now Ludovic) must be a bit like ‘the dark world’ of Thor.

It can be quite a challenge!! They’re not quite as malevolent as the ‘dark elves’ although their destructive capabilities are huge! My main job as dad is to keep them alive long enough that they can look after themselves.

Wine and women, why not be Titus Pullo (your character in Rome) for the rest of your life?
Titus Pullo came into my life like a hurricane and he has never left. What´s more, I learned so much about myself through playing him, and he has had a profound effect on almost every aspect of my life ever since.

Would you choose to be another one of your characters that wasn´t Pullo for the rest of your life? 

No, no, Pullo is the quintessential everyman. I couldn’t possibly choose anyone else I´ve played.

With a wife who is an anthropologist, I imagine she has got something to say about ‘yet another man who always leaves the toilet seat up’?

My partner, Betta, holds a PhD in Anthropology. Her work was not related to the show ‘Rome’, if that’s what you meant. Now she is working on an amazing project called ‘The Human Web’, which is a great challenge. What would she say about me from her point of view? Well, above all that due to the nature of my work we currently have to live in many places for a month or two rather than visit them for a few days.

Do you think Ibiza needs a Marvel hero? Perhaps to put an end to the “balconing” of your compatriots?

Well, I think the last thing Ibiza needs is a Marvel hero, as you put it. I love and appreciate the island too much to irritate it with the characters I’ve played. My work is my work wherever it takes me. But here on the island I’m Ray, I’m a dad, and it allows me to be myself. It’s a tough island because it will spit people out who think they can own or lord it over it. The fact is you have to earn the privilege of living on this blessed rock but it showers you with abundance if you do.

Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite form the classes into which the world of Divergent is divided. In which one should Ray Stevenson be and why?

Obviously, having thought a great deal about this, I’d have to go for ‘Divergent’. It’s much more attuned with my psyche.

Do you think this division is correct? Would you like to try your own division for the real world?

That is a strange but very interesting question, to tell the truth. I believe that there are people who are born and raised and that try to develop in completely the wrong environments. For example, I think there are people who live and work in cities where they are clearly in the wrong place. Some are farmers, fishermen, explorers or designers but others are born in rural environments and they would definitely flourish more in the big cities. Could you call that a division? I don’t know. 

What would be a dream project for you?

My dream project would likely be a downright, unashamed, balls out comedy! I’d just love to be part of a movie which cracked people up so much they didn’t know whether to fart or piss first.

Writer: Ricardo F. Colmenero | Cowriter: William McKenzie | Photographer: Oscar Munar

‘The Transporter Refueled’ Trailer Featuring Ray Stevenson

Actor, Ray Stevenson is making his way to the bi screen this fall in the new highly anticipated action-spy reboot film The Transporter Refueled. In this new film, Ray plays the character Frank Senior, also known as the main character’s – Frank Martin – father. Watch the trailer down below and don’t forget to catch the film September 4th:

What is The Transporter Refueled about?

 Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is living a less perilous lifestyle, or so he thinks, transporting classified packages for questionable people. Things take a turn for the worse when a cunning femme fatale and her three seductive sidekicks orchestrate the bank heist of the century. The former special-operations mercenary must now use his covert expertise and superior driving skills to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, while playing a dangerous game with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.