REDBOOK MARCH, 2003

 

Jerry O'Connell
   
WE'VE GOT MALE

JERRY O'CONNELL

If the edge-of-your-seat action wasn't enough, now there's another reason to watch NBC's Crossing Jordan: Blue-eyed, buff-bodied Jerry O'Connell, 29, as Jill Hennessy's love interest (you'll remember him as Vern in the movie Stand by Me—my, my how he's grown!).

So how are you liking Crossing Jordan?
Cro Jo, as I call it, is great. It's my first adult part.

You and Jill have some hot scenes. Do you have a pre-kissing-scene routine?
[Laughs] Altoids and dental floss.

Do you ever get nervous?
It isn't easy to get in the mood when there are 80 crew members giving the thumbs-up, saying, "Dude, kiss her!" I prefer shag carpet and Barry White.

Is that your idea of a good date?
Honestly, a great date is karaoke or the driving range: something low-key and fun. I'm not quite channeling Fabio yet.

 

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