It’s probably just a testament to his scalpel-sharp performance on TV’s naughtiest drama, Nip/Tuck, but the idea of meeting Julian McMahon on a street corner in Hollywood without a chaperone, even in broad daylight, seems a bit dicey. He’s more than convincing as Dr. Christian Troy, the caustic, womanizing man-slut half of the show–which, for the unitiated, is a daring slice of kink about two sexy professional body carvers.
Luckily, the real McMahon is an open and playful sort. (Witness his sexy Advocate cover shoot, which has the gentleman’s own idea.) At a sushi joint near his hillside home he plops his 6-foot-2, 182-pound self down and orders a Popeye roll, named for its key ingredient, spinach. “I need to get myself some muscles,” he quips. The interviewer assures him he’s fine in that department. McMahon smiles. “That’s what I was fishing for.” Flirt.
Decked out in jeans, McMahon looks younger than he does on the tube, but he is a veteran when it omes to kinky on-screen action. Now entering its fourth season, Nip/Tuck–already brimming with LGBT story lines–is taking the sexy dob on amaybe-gay ride.
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