AFTER shooting to fame as Wisteria Lane’s randiest gardener, Jesse Metcalfe is hot TV property.
He is now playing the good guy in new US marshal drama Chase, which can be seen on Sky Living, and will be seen in the return of Dallas next year.
The man responsible for putting the ‘aah’ into gardening during his time on Desperate Housewives is back on screen with two exciting new additions to his tool belt.
Roles in high-octane police drama Chase and the eagerly anticipated remake of iconic series Dallas are lined up for Jesse Metcalfe, the American heartthrob who found fame tending more than just Eva Longoria’s garden.
Six years after playing John Rowland in the glamorous US series, his talents are still very much still in demand.
“It’s been a busy time and I’m not complaining,” says the very happy-sounding 32-year-old, who owes his muscle-bound, brooding looks to his parents’ mixed Italian, Portuguese and French roots.
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Jesse Metcalfe has revealed he suffered a bad back and gruelling heat to film new cop show Chase.
The Desperate Housewives hunk plays Luke Watson, the newest recruit to a team of US marshals hunting fugitives in the new Sky show, which was shot in Texas.
Jesse revealed: “It was a pretty gruelling show to shoot, wearing all our tactical gear in that heat made it very taxing.”
Despite the 32-year-old’s very disciplined fitness regime, which includes weight training every day, hiking, running, basketball and boxing, Jesse couldn’t spare himself from pain while on set.
He revealed: “There were quite a few little injuries along the way.
“I had one really bad back injury where I was running through a field, took a pretty bad spill and threw out my lower back.
“That took about three months to get through. It was a process of getting to work every morning, icing my back and stretching.”
But, as the actor points out, Chase is not your standard cop show. Each episode begins with the story of a fugitive carrying out their latest crime, then the race is on for a team of US marshals to track them down.
“It’s more action than talking heads in an office looking over paperwork,” he explains.
Jesse recently did a great interview with Mirror where he discussed being a sex symbol, being single, and working on his shows “Chase” and “Dallas.” The article also features an amazing new photoshoot with Josh Baskin. Read all about it below!
He might have one of the best bodies in the business, but that’s not all there is to Jesse Metcalfe.
Yes, in his five years as the sexy gardener on Desperate Housewives he shared his naked torso with women around the world.
But, he insists, there is more to him than meets the eye.
“There is definitely more to me than my physical appearance,” he insists. “But I have to embrace it. It’s not the worst thing in the world, having that sex symbol status.
“You need to have a bit of a sense of humour about yourself, though – I get asked to take my top off on a daily basis.”
So what do his fans actually say, and is he ever tempted? Read More Jesse Metcalfe interview with Mirror UK + Josh Baskin Photoshoot
Here is a clip of the interview on BBC News Jesse mentioned on his Twitter yesterday. He discusses Chase, the end of Desperate Housewives, and his new TNT series Dallas. Click here or on the image below to watch!
He first came to our attention as the sexy young gardener in Desperate Housewives and next year will hit TV screens again in a remake of the hit series Dallas.
In the meantime viewers in the UK can see Jesse Metcalfe in a new TV crime drama, Chase.
Jesse Metcalfe told Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin he trained with the FBI and US Marshals to prepare for the role.
Source: BBC News