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Andrew Scott toplines Topman fashion shoot

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Andrew Scott appears in a sort of gangstery-looking fashion shoot for British clothing company, Topman along with an interview for the Feb. 19, 2014 issue of their magazine, Topman Generation.

The mid-priced brand, which has a chain of stores for women in the U.S., had Scott wearing a range of articles from the line and was beautifully shot in a sort of 30s, artistic, black and white otherworld look which may have been another take on the actor known for his criminal character, Moriarty. Fitted and frocked in the expected European styling of tight-fitting jackets, skinny-legged pants, wool walking coat and outre hats, the range of pieces were mostly a good look for him, although the choice to put him in a blousy sleeveless undershirt called a "vest" (British) by Calvin Klein and a pair of thick-cuffed jeans by Topman Ltd. made him look far shorter and stockier than his medium height and quite thin frame normally do. He resembled something like an oversized infant in the pose where he sat wearing the undershirt which hung too loosely about his upper torso while his muscly arms reminded one a bit more of a kewpie doll than a macho man. Standing up was a different effect. The herringbone suit worn by the buoyant Scott showed his physique and personality to much greater advantage. But, the looks were not necessarily a reflection of how to wear the clothes as much as for an editorial spread, which worked very well. Scott, lit with a gray background and a stool to sit on for occasional changes of pose as his only props, ran through a variety of emotions for the lens, from smoldering to smiling to seductive.

Scott did a brief interview with the magazine in which he mentioned some of the movies he currently has coming out, including Irish comedy,'The Stag' which Scott is presenting with his co-stars at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival tomorrow, Feb. 23, to close the fest out.

In stark contrast, you’re also starring in a new comedy, The Stag.

That’s what I like about being an actor, you can do a play about a rock star then do an Irish comedy about male friendship. It’s about a group of guys that are really anti-stag. People have been asking me if it’s an Irish version of the Hangover, but it’s not like that at all. These guys just think going away for a stag is really archaic, but they go away anyway and it harks back to the reasons why guys did that in the first place. Because I’ve played a lot of dark characters of late, I was looking to do something more human. It’s one that women will really enjoy, it’s not too RAAAAARGH TESTOSTERONE!

Three years ago on another Sunday in Feb. the actor appeared at JDIFF for the the Irish premiere of his film, 'Anton Chekhov's The Duel." The moderately-attended screening and Q & A of that brief time ago was a pretty sedate affair compared to the subsequent Moriarty-mania Scott is experiencing from teen fangirls now, apparently, as he answers about his "craziest fan moment" in the Topman interview:

Some of the screaming is hard to get used to. The fans that I really like are the ones that are really respectful. I don’t want to be intimidated, I like to talk to people and people to talk to me, I don’t want to lose the opportunity to actually talk to people. When people get hysterical, there’s no room for interaction.

Scott will probably be asked that question again after 'The Stag,' retitled 'The Bachelor Weekend' when it's distributed by Tribeca Films via Video on Demand to the U.S. during the Tribeca Film Festival in April, screens Feb. 23 at the Savoy as this time around hordes of Irish teen fangirls will no doubt be screaming their love for him.


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