The highly anticipated release of Divergent is upon us next week, which means shirtless star Theo James will be front and center. The gorgeous Brit looks just as good all dressed up, though, as seen in the March issue of GQ. Wearing plaid and riding a bicycle, Theo proves he can look great in both a future-set dystopia and present-day Nantucket. His splashy introduction to American audiences — he had a Downton Abbey cameo as Mr. Pamuk, who died in Lady Mary's bed during sex — almost didn't happen, though. The actor admits he was hesitant to do a YA project, even though he didn't exactly stray away from reading similar books growing up. "I probably pretended I was reading, like, Sartre or something, but it was all Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings," he revealed. But is Theo ready to be the next Robert Pattinson, with fangirl frenzy following him everywhere? Maybe, maybe not. When he was shown a fan-made montage of his Divergent scenes strung together over Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack," he exclaimed, "That's hilarious!" before pausing and adding, "Oh f*ck."
For more of Theo's gorgeous spread in GQ, pick up the issue on newsstands now.
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