Have you seen the December/January issue of Details? Apparently, Matthew Morrison, better known as Mr. Schue on "Glee," doesn't only have a great voice, but -- as you can see -- he's got a six-pack as well. Fortunately, the mag scrapped the humorous photo shoot they had planned for the 32-year-old actor once they saw him shirtless! Despite his sudden popularity, Claire Hoffman, who conducted the interview, notes that Morrison "has resisted becoming an a--hole as a result of his success." He's also resistant to his sudden sex symbol status.
"I'm not comfortable with the idea of my sex appeal, but I know in my job I have to use it," he admits. "I wish I could say I got to this point in my career based on my talent, but I don't think that's true."
As most Gleeks know, Morrison -- who aspires to have a career like that of Michael Buble -- got his start on the Great White Way starring in musicals such as "Hairspray" and "The Light in the Piazza." "I definitely hooked up with a lot of girls when I was a young guy on Broadway," he shares. "It was exciting. Very joyous and free."
While Morrison is probably still pretty lucky with the ladies -- he's been linked to several women recently including Cameron Diaz -- the actor insists he's too busy for a relationship. "I'm not a good friend right now. I'm not a good boyfriend. It's not that I'm selfish. I'm just focused."
He does manage to make time for his slightly younger co-stars though, whom he refers to as "the kids." "I am a teacher to them," Morrison says. "I've taken a few under my wing. I don't want to say they idolize me, but..." Noting that he wishes some of his colleagues were a little less, um, publicity-driven (hmmm...I wonder who that could be?), Morrison notes that he finds himself learning a lot from the set. "I do look at stuff people on the show are doing, and I don't judge them, but I question it. I say to myself, 'Keep quiet.' Fame ... it's like a handgun -- in the wrong hands, it's dangerous."
To read more of Morrison's interview, pick up the new issue of Details, on newsstands Tuesday, November 30.