Actor Tom Welling became famous through his role as Clark Kent in the television series "Smallville" and the image of him was as a clean shaven young man. However recently he was photographed at the premiere of his new film "Draft Day" and he demonstrated to fans and entertainment insiders how to feel comfortable in one's own skin by how he looked with his beard and hair speckled with a salt and pepper look.
Most actors the moment they see a grey hair on their head or their face become obsessed with looking younger and immediately either dye the offending hair or shave it off completely. Tom Welling did neither and he was one of the fashion highlights of the red carpet as he 'rocked' sideburns and a goatee along with his hair all showing hints of salt and pepper and no hair coloring.
The picture of him on the red carpet at the premiere is similar to his sterling performance in the movie "Draft Day" as he was very comfortable playing Brian Drew, a star quarterback returning to the football field from a serious injury and having to compete with younger players. Instead of trying to be what he once was Tom Welling is embracing who he is which is not just a young actor with heartthrob looks but a mature actor with exceptional dramatic range which he has developed over the course of his career.
In his "Draft Day" role just like his role in "Smallville" he showed multiple dimensions of his character which enables the audience to understand what the character is going through and make them think about the character from different perspectives.
Tom Welling's 'comfortable in his own skin' red carpet appearance and his performance in the movie "Draft Day" reaffirmed why he is an actor in such great demand with filmmakers in Hollywood and could serve as a teaching point to actors trying to understand how to deal with becoming more mature. Some actors are like wine in that they get better with age and Tom Welling is one of those actors.