Tom Cullen: Downton dreamboat status is 'ridiculous'
Tom Cullen thinks his new status as Downton Abbey's "dreamboat" is "ridiculous" and would prefer to be praised for his acting display
Tom Cullen thinks his new status as Downton Abbey's "dreamboat" is "ridiculous".
The handsome actor - who recently joined the ITV period drama as Lord Anthony Gillingham - thinks it is absurd he is being thought of as a hunk on the programme, and would prefer to be praised for his acting display.
He said: "That's ridiculous! Is that what I'm being called now? I guess that kind of thing is out of my hands.
"The only thing I can do is try and be as truthful and honourable to Julian Fellowes' amazing writing as possible. If people feel like that, they feel like that, but if they don't, I won't be too gutted about it."
Lord Gillingham has been described as a "mysterious" friend of the Crawley family, and the 28-year-old actor admits his character has a darker side which is set to be revealed when the hit show returns in September.
He added to Attitude magazine: "On the outside he's a very nice guy, but I think on the inside he's a little darker and has a lot of pain in him."