Simon Baker, flirtatious gentlemanThe irresistible hero of the cult The Mentalist series today thinking of going behind the camera. Become Ambassador of Gentlemen Only, the new fragrance for men by Givenchy, the Australian actor is is lent for us a sparkling sequence mode in the city of angels. Engine! Pacific palisades. A villa perched on a cliff in the middle of the red hibiscus, bougainvillea fuchsia and majestic Palm trees. It feels like on a boat: blue of the sky and the Atlantic ocean meet on the horizon. This Los Angeles neighborhood, on the road from Malibu, has his legend (Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra to shelter their love), its quota of stars (Lindsay Lohan déboule at the wheel of a black jaguar) and its Museum (the Getty Villa is full of Greek collections, Roman and Etruscan). Today, the House rented for the shooting of Simon Baker, hero of the series The Mentalist, takes the hive. The shots of celebrities were unique in that they resemble a set for film. A never-ending ballet of wizards, attached press, make-up, hairdresser, a truck filled with spotlights and cables, a catering dining… A Hollywood production, in short. Where is the cool? In Simon Baker who, smile, folds ‘mood board’ of our stylist who has imagined to halfway between Steve McQueen in marinara and Alain Delon time Plein Soleil. Similarly, it obeys the wishes of the photographer that does pose with a mannequin, in bed, in the tub, poolside, eating cereal… The smile is the politeness of Simon Baker. Reserved, discreet, he also knows to be seductive when it adds to the rictus corner pressed blue gaze, how Droopy. At this very moment he capsize the heart of women up to 77 years and even beyond.The gentleman has the duty to put one at easeThis supplement’s charm has not escaped Thierry Maman, Director general of the Givenchy perfumes,who chose him as Ambassador of the Gentlemen Only fragrance, which comes to enrich to a GentlemanOnly Intense. «Simon Baker has charisma, he has the modernity of the television series Heroes. ” Andtheir proximity since he entered you every Tuesday evening. Women dream of the prince charming of the archetype that deals with his beautiful, hands him an umbrella, or covers his shoulders of a jacket. »Ask Simon, dark suit, white shirt and bare feet, his definition of the contemporary, gentleman whoreveres Cary Grant for its chic and Jean-Paul Belmondo for her strength. ”Oops!” Especially not what I am doing at the moment, he said when trying to swallow a mouthful of chicken salad. Seriously, it is amatter of civility, absence of selfishness. The gentleman has the duty to put one at ease, to be open,available. He should not be late, must not be used first or pass another person when he takes the elevator. Very simple rules… Except that this is valid for both sexes, it is not a gender issue. Courtesy, this is: "after you”. »The sexiest man of the year 2013Good manners that this man married for more than twenty years to the same woman, the Australian actress Rebecca Rigg, wished to transmit to her three children, Stella, his eldest daughter, who is studying philosophy, and his two sons, Claude and Harry: “I think the first and last impression. Especially today where we have so many ways to communicate with the Internet, mobile phones… The first impression is your international passport. “It is proud to meet his fate with that of Hubert de Givenchy. “It is an honour and a privilege. I grew up at odds with the world of the French aristocracy.” Nothing predestined this Australian born 44 years ago in Tasmania, of parents from the working class (dressmaker mother, mechanic father, stepfather boucher), to become a star of L.A., and win the title of “sexiest man of the year” (2013), which earned him no longer out in a mundane cocktail without a light grooming (grooming). Though! It even Nicole Kidman, Australian, and incidentally godmother of his younger son (the eldest having been focused on the baptismal fonts by Naomi Watts, another famous Australian), which blew him to try his luck here. She smiled him. With his detective figure borrowed from Sherlock Holmes, his character of Patrick Jane, ex-magicien and Inspector, who leads with the same relaxed its police investigations as its DS vintage triumph throughout the world. In France, each episode of the sixth season of The Mentalist was watched by six million viewers. Obviously, this image sticks it to the skin, and the shootings for this series often ask. Not enough time for the cinema, while he would dream to embody Peter Beard (even if it is too old) or Ernest Hemingway (period Cuba) on the big screen. Over time, we have seen in L.A. Confidential, which launched it in the Devil Wears Prada, Heartthrob, inmarriage, in English, in American lover… The actor also has desires realization and bought the rights fromBreath (breathe, éditions Payot & Rivages), an initiatory novel by Australian writer Tim Winton on the world of surfing. Surfing is his absolute passion. For him, nothing like between two shoots as a meeting of surf in Malibu or an Indonesian spot north of the island of Sumatra. Did not a surfer physics? Tan complexion, square shoulders and hair strands blondies by the sea and Sun…."Stay natural and especially not to put forward"
Besides its small Proust’s madeleine, its first memory, is the smell of pineapple from the wax, the wax that surfers apply on their Board. Immediately, he is back in his adolescence and waves of Australia where he owned a large farm on the East Coast. He goes there family twice per year to be recharge, is cut from the chaos of the world, and meditate in the middle of beautiful scenery to take your breath away. ”It is a special place where I can be myself.”
The other Center of interest to which he devoted himself since the age of 20, this is photography. He even had a time a darkroom to develop his photographs, and it does never separates from his Leica when he walk in Paris. He dreams of making a book and an exhibition with his portraits, like Cartier-Bresson. The actor is disert. When asked about his ideal of woman, he invariably answers Sophia Loren. Today is no exception… ”It is a stunning beauty, she has confidence in it, a mixture of vulnerability and strength. Few people have it. This is the top! ”He could speak hours, like that, on the terrace facing the sea, if his time was not counted by Ina Treciokas, faithful attached press which chaperone it everywhere and ensure the timing… It runs, say goodbye politely, returns on his steps and kiss you… The last impression is good.
Two or three things about Simon Baker
Its main quality : “I am right and direct. Incidentally, I love the outspokenness of the French.”
Its major drawback : “I have the temperament, quality that can turn into default when I bubbles too. I am also anxious nature which is not always easy for my loved ones. »
His favorite place : “I resides in Los Angeles, but my roots remain in Australia where I own a property in Bangalow, to Byron Bay. A fabulous location near the sea, North of Sydney. »
His idea of seduction : “Stay natural and do not be put forward.”
Address preferred to Paris : “The restaurant Chez L’Ami Louis.”
His dress code : “my everyday style is casual, simple, easy to wear. My basic? White t-shirt and jean. »
A telogen heady : I love the scent of sunscreens. It immediately reminds me my childhood beach holidays.»
A fragrance that he hates : ‘The smell of tar that dries in the Sun.’
omg. This translation is hilarious. And sometimes unintelligible.