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Guys We Love – Brendan Fehr

By Leesa Coble Jump magazine, Feb./Mar.2000

For Roswell star Brendan Fehr, playing the edgy, alienated character Michael isn’t just an act, “When I moved to L.A. last year, there was such a negative vibe,” the Canadian natve admits. “Being in Hollywood kind of sucked the life out of me. It took time to meet nice, normal people.” Turns out the 22-year-old ex-model is one of the most refreshingly unassuming, hot young stars in Hollywood. As in, the ego has not landed. And it doesn’t look like it ever will. After all, this is a guy who had absolutely no intention of becoming an actor until he was approached by his now manager at a wedding two years ago. “He asked if I wanted to be in television,” Brendan recalls. “I laughed and said, ‘Whatever, do your thing.'” And – no surprises – be’s been working ever since. But if some natural disaster stripped him of his stardom tomorrow, Brendan says he wouldn’t be devastated. “It’s not the job that makes the man,” he says. “It’s where he stands with his family and friends.”

It’s that kind of motivating mantra that makes our hearts melt. And even though the surprisingly single guy insists he’s not romantic, we beg to differ. How many guys do you know admit to getting choked up while watching Meet Joe Black when Anthony Hopkins asks Claire Forlani if her fiancé makes her heart flutter? “That’s exactly what I want to feel,” says Brendan, who scored a small part in this month’s Final Destination. For now, the only leading lady in Brendan’s life Opa, his black-and-tan rottweiler. He says laughing, “I love her, but she doesn’t count.” Lucky dog!