V (Spring 2009) jumps on the Luke Grimes manwagon, granting him a beautiful, Mario Testino-shot cover and "Introducing Luke Grimes" feature.
Grimes was supposed to become a huge movie star, but his first two movies have been on the shelf for ages, so it's up to his role on the soaper (sorry, but it is) Brothers & Sisters to put him over the top.
He had a deeply religious upbringing that didn't quite take. "Growing up I believed in it fully. And I thought something was wrong with me when I couldn't speak in tongues," he tells V. "I used to try but I knew I was faking it." Sounds like he was doing it right after all.
Grimes also gallantly talks about how filming sex scenes with Ellen Barkin threatened to bone him up. "She really went for it. You are worried about it affecting you—as a guy, if you know what I mean. You don't want to embarrass yourself. But I think from now on I am just going to enjoy it. If it affects me, then it's like, 'Sorry guys, I'm just really in character.'"
Finally, Grimes laments a flubbed 2005 audition to play Elvis, swearing, "I will tell you this now. I am going to make an Elvis movie one day. I will blow Kurt Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and whoever else, out of the water. I will be the best Elvis ever."
One more of Grimes after the jump, plus a hot Grimes ad...