The IT Crowd actor Chris O’Dowd has come quite a long way in such a short space of time and will soon appear on the big screen alongside Megan Fox, in a swimming pool, which Chris joked was all Megan’s idea. Chris, who is currently engaged to television presenter Dawn Porter, also questioned his current heartthrob status.
O’Dowd explained, "She insisted on the swimming pool scene. She was just very keen to see me in swimwear — and I don't think she was disappointed. It's a scene where I fight for her affections at a barbecue. It's just lucky I didn't have to wear Speedos. I was in quite high Hawaiian shorts instead."
He added, "I think it's really silly for people to think I'm a heart-throb. The character in Bridesmaids was very sweet, so women loved him. I want to know where all these women were when I was 15 and couldn't get a kiss for love nor money. I chose the wrong year to get engaged."
Chris concluded, "Dawn jokes that she doesn't get it. But at the same time she thinks me being a heart-throb is a great craic. In some way it vindicates her own decision, so that's pleasing." You can see Chris O’Dowd and Megan Fox starring alongside Jason Segel, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in This Is 40, which is released on December 21.