Stanley Tucci Doesn’t Understand Why He’s A Sex Symbol
Stanley Tucci began his career as an actor and model, but in recent years, he’s made a successful transition to being a Hot Older Man. Like Christopher Meloni before him, Stanley Tucci has a loyal fan base of men and women who would gladly volunteer to be drenched in cocktail juice from The Tooch, if for some reason he suddenly found himself single and no longer married to Emily Blunt’s sister Felicity Blunt. But here’s the thing – Stanley Tucci has no idea why people find him hot.
I guess Stanley Tucci has no awareness that an assertive sexy bald 61-year-old Italian-American zaddy is what does it for a whole lot of people. I think this also means that Stanley might not have adequate access to the internet. All it would take is one search of the word, “Stanley Tucci hot” and you’d be returned with 8.6 billion results, or a computer that crashed Google’s most robust server. Stanley spoke to People magazine about his later-in-life career as the nemesis for those moisture-absorbing silica gel packets, and while he’s flattered, he’s also absolutely baffled by the attention. via People:
In an exclusive interview for this week’s PEOPLE cover story, the 61-year-old actor says he “feel(s) great about” the label, even if “I don’t get it.”
“Who goes, ‘I feel terrible about that’? People think I’m sexy? How awful,” he quips. “It’s wonderful. I don’t get it, but I’m very glad.”
As for his general popularity, the host of CNN’s food and travel series Searching for Italy says his Instagram following “explod(ed)” back in 2020, after her posted a video of himself putting together a Negroni cocktail.
That cocktail video might not have started the Stanley stan-dom, but it definitely helped.
People magazine went ahead and did the Lord’s work by shooting Stanley with some casually rolled-up dress shirt sleeves, and sitting legs wide open on a stool. People probably offered Stanley an option to wear a “Kiss The Cook” apron with nothing underneath, and he was like, “Please, allow me to retain some of my dignity. Those thirsty Tucci fans can just search the internet for my old Levi’s commercial and get their rocks off to that!”