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So here’s the thing, the first look at Theo James as Four from Divergent was released on Friday and I may or may not have gotten a little excited.
I even tweeted to the LTT crowd that I haven’t been this excited about an actor playing a character I love since Rob Pattinson and Edward Cullen (and if I remember back to that fateful night in 2008, I didn’t even like him for Edward until This Scene:
Be still my beating heart that STILL does a flip almost 5 (FIVE!) years later.)
So if I’m liking Theo James as Four BEFORE I see him in the Chicago Dystopian version of Ray Bans outside a school in a cafeteria (which I think is just a tight black tshirt, about to jump off a train), and I started a blog dedicated to Rob that ran for almost 4 years (RIP), what’s going to happen with me and good ol’ Theo?
But the thing is, I know very LITTLE about Theo James. On Friday, Beth, in her aid to help me through Four-Maggedon, sent me countless gifs she found of Theo. I asked her so many questions, and she didn’t have an answer to them all (the biggest one being “WHERE IS HE RIGHT NOW AND CAN WE TOUCH THE BICEP”). It became VERY clear to me that it might be time to start the That’s Normal obsession over Theo James, but first we need a little background information. What do we really know about this mysterious man?
So today we’re on a quest- a quest to get to know Theo James, the man. He’s more than just a bicep, afterall (I think). But is he worthy of our That’s Normal obsession? So I went on a deep dive to answer 9 important questions so that we can be sure that it’s time to start obsessing over Theo James:
Theo James is a British (of course) actor who has been in a bunch of stuff no one has heard of except for Downton Abbey where he placed the infamous Mr. Pamuk, death by sex (or something like that.. Do we ever know why he died after boning Mary?) Actually apparently he’s been on some CBS crime show called “Golden Boy” this past season. Theo James + crime show + CBS means a guarantee Bekah approval, so why I haven’t gotten on that band wagon yet, I’m not sure. But I feel a sudden cold coming on that I think would be cured by a few days home from work catching up on what I missed this season on Golden Boy. Further research shows the show wasn’t renewed for a season 2, but in my deep dive of Theo James news I found a clip of him in the shower which I can’t embed, but I think this might make it up to you:
The best thing I can tell you about Theo James is that for ONCE we are crushing on someone born later than 1986. He is 28, ladies, and will be 29 in December. 28 is doable, amiright?
Theo is the youngest of 5 kids and has his undergraduate degree in philosophy. Because he can’t just be hot with perfectly sculpted muscles. He has to be smart too.
Despite playing a Turkish diplomat in Downton Abbey, it looks like his dark hair, eyes and impeccably olive skins comes from his Greek grandfather.
Jury is still out on where he got these lips.
He can’t possibly be, right? That wouldn’t be right. That’s too much perfection for one guy. But of course he is. That’s right: Hot, Bicep, smart, sings. Theo is in the London-based band Shere Khan.
The band doesn’t seem to be very active these days. If I had a guess, a few years ago he was doing what he could to make use of his Philosophy degree- bartending, making music, acting here and there. And then his acting career took off & shelved music and drink mixing for now.
But don’t worry there are videos to be found on You Tube. In the following clip you’ll see Theo begin by mumbling Rob-Pattinson style, then breaking into a song which is pretty good but all that you really need to know is BICEP:
Actually I really enjoyed that. And I know because I watched it 10 times already.
Unfortunately for us right now, the pickings are slim. But good news for all you inspiring Theo James fanvid makers– the competition is minimal. Get on it!
I did find one video that I think is trying to answer the question: HOT OR NOT
You can decide for yourself
Beth pointed out that his real last name is Taptiklis. Start brainstorming your best “TAP LICK THIS” jokes! We’ll be sharing them for the next 4 years…
I tried to get confirmation on this one, I did. I wish I could say without a shadow of a doubt that he was single, but I’m only 97% sure he is. In fact, if Google is telling the truth, there have never been pictures of him posted for the public eye with a girl other than a with a co-star.
What this means for YOU is that there’s a really really really good chance you might one day wake up in the morning and have this staring back at you from your bed*:
Or else he’s gay.
UPDATE: Someone in the comments who wants to ruin my life said he mentioned a “long term girlfriend” in an interview once. Try not to think about what she gets to do with him because then the hatred and jealousy will be so great you won’t be able to function. Trust me.
We just have a few more questions to make sure he passes the That’s Normal test & is worthy of our obsession:
Check. Now you know what to tell your mom to get him for Christmas
Probably like this:
and like this:
If that’s good with you, then he passed that test
So that is what I’ve learned for us about Theo James, and in case you were wondering if he passed the “Should we be obsessing over Theo James” test- he did. BIG TIME. You can count this as the first of many, MANY Theo James-obsessing posts.
Oh fine watch another one
Because they love feeding our obsessions: Summit just sent us the HQ version of Theo as Four. This is so HQ you could blow up that HAND and count just how many veins are ready to burst…