The actor plays abolitionist William Wilberforce in the biopic Amazing Grace (now out on DVD)
Something that should be abolished: Wire hangers. I have this image that I'm going to collapse and die in a ball of metal hangers I can't untangle.
Favorite nickname: I try to get everyone to call me Mr. Fantastic, like my character in Fantastic Four. But my wife [actress Alice Evans] and I call each other "cogs." It was "angel," and that was abbreviated to "angs," but when you spell that using the predictive text on a Nokia phone, it comes out cogs. Instead of baby angel, we're happy cogs!
A lapse in judgment: When I was living in London, I invited two fans into the house for a cup of tea. They knocked on my door, and I was so shocked, I didn't know what to do. They were well-behaved, but after, I thought, "That was crazy!" I shan't be doing that again.
"My castmates and I handed 300 turkeys out to the crew the last day of shooting. It's just a gesture that we're going to get through this together"
—EVA LONGORIA PARKER, asked how the cast of Desperate Housewives is handling the strike, at the launch party for Samsung's BlackJack II
FASHION GURU STACY LONDON'S NEW TALK-SHOW FASHIONABLY LATE PREMIERES NOV. 23 ON TLC, BUT WE COULDN'T HELP BUT ASK HER FOR SOME OF HER BRUTALLY HONEST TIPS ON WHAT NOT TO WEAR...
To the company Christmas party: Anything low-cut or micromini. For guys, anything too tight that shows off the package.
On a romantic date: Sweats. Or Crocs!
While standing next to Angelina Jolie: It doesn't matter what you wear. She is always going to outshine you.
3 Questions For...
Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey
1 WILL YOU AND MEREDITH EVER GET IT TOGETHER?
We've become really stagnant. I'm tired of the back-and-forth, playing the same beat over and over. We need to move forward—I would love to see something else happen.
2 YOU HAVE 9-MONTH-OLD TWIN BOYS AND A 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. HOW'S IT GOING?
I'm loving it, and it surprises me because I like being alone, but there is something really comforting in a house full of kids ... then I got home to projectile vomiting last night. It was like, "Wow! Back to reality."
3 IS DAUGHTER TALULA GETTING A KICK OUT OF YOUR NEW DISNEY FLICK ENCHANTED?
It's really cute; she's like, "When is the princess coming over? Is the chipmunk going to be at the junket?"