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Jesse Metcalfe Talks His 'Second Act,' Hopes to Find Project to Reinvigorate His Career

Jesse Metcalfe Talks His 'Second Act,' Hopes to Find Project to Reinvigorate His Career

Jesse Metcalfe shot to fame with his role as the hot gardener John Rowland on Desperate Housewives and he’s opening up about how he navigated his career after leaving the show.

The 41-year-old actor had big success with his 2006 movie John Tucker Must Die and he went on to star in series like The CW’s Dallas and Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake Shores.

“In hindsight, I realized I should have been more strategic,” Jesse said in a new interview with Variety. “I was so hungry coming off Desperate Housewives and getting John Tucker Must Die, I think I jumped too quickly at a lot of roles after that. It’s really about patience. At the end of the day, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

Jesse talked about his hopes for the future and says he wants to find a role that will reinvigorate his career.

“I’m definitely hopeful for my second act, much like, maybe, John Travolta in Pulp Fiction — for the right role in the right project that is going to reinvigorate my career and bring more quality roles to me,” he said. “I’m interested in so many different things. I want to produce. I want to direct. I want to play music. I want to do it all. But I think my directorial debut is imminent.”

Jesse just began production on the Hallmark Channel movie Ships in the Night: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery.

It was just revealed that Jesse recently started dating a hot model!

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