Jesse Williams makes playing the mysterious hot guy an art form. From playing Leo in the sequel to “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” to the “Hotness Monster” on ABC Family’s “Greek,” we now know and love him as Dr. Jackson Avery on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Of course, there’s more to the 29-year-old than good genetics. He has performed in Off-Broadway plays. And he graduated from Temple University with a degree in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts and went on to teach at a high school in Philadelphia.
On the ABC show, Williams’ character hasn’t had the best luck with relationships. And it’s hard to believe, but he sometimes crosses into “friend territory” with the women around him. That will soon change as all signs point to a budding romance with “Little Grey,” Lexie (played by Chyler Leigh).
We thought it would be fun to see what’s beneath the surface and asked Williams to play a round of Zap2it’s Celeb Slam Book.
Check out what he would change about his looks plus nine more confessions:
1.) What clique did you fall into in middle school?
The ‘Punk-A**-Smart-Mouth-Undersized-Athlete-Who-Loved-the-Ladies’ clique. Maybe you’ve heard of us. We were terribly cool.
2.) If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Malcolm X had an invaluable impact on me as a self-made leader who fearlessly spoke truth to power and was not afraid to evolve and admit mistakes on the journey. His character was light years ahead of his [popular] reputation.
3.) If you could change one thing about your face what would it be and why?
I’d get darker eyes to see how differently I’d be treated.
4.) Do you screen your phone calls?
Everyone with a cell phone screens to some degree, but I’m mostly at work and don’t notice.
5.) What super power would you like to have?
To speak every language fluently.
6.) If you had to choose another career, what would you be?
Civil rights attorney and/ or teacher.
7.) What’s your worst habit?
Procrastination and insensitivity.
8.) Favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink?
Aguas Frescas: Watermelon or strawberry.
9.) Which character on “The Breakfast Club” do you most identify with and why?
Emilio Estevez. Not sure that it had anything to do with his actual character, but I thought he was cool in every film I saw him in.
10.) What do your friends make fun of you for the most?
How fast I eat and that I try to eat your food when I’m done with mine.
“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.