John Barrowman Is Happy To Be Married, But Hopes To Get Naked With Costar Stephen Amell

john-barrowmanNewlywed actor John Barrowman attributes the success of his recent marriage to Scott Gill, his partner of 20 years, to a single word: “tolerance.”

“I always say, if life is like a road, or a relationship is, then we have these speed bumps,” Barrowman, known (and worshiped) for roles in Arrow, Dr. Who and Torchwood, said during an interview with We Love Soaps. “Every so often they kind of jolt you.”

The 46-year-old actor takes inspiration from his parent’s long marriage.

“My mom and dad always said that relationships are work; you work at them,” he said “If something goes wrong or someone makes a mistake, you have to be able to forgive and forget and move on from it. If you decide to end something because of something stupid — like someone making out with someone at a party because they were drunk — is it really ruining your whole relationship over it, just because of that one little mistake?”

Gill must also consider this solid advice with such a dashing actor husband, particularly one eager to get naked with his stunning Arrow costar Stephen Amell.

As Barrowman reveals, “One of the criteria when I got the job: I said to Andrew Kriesberg [the show’s writer-producer], ‘I’ll go ahead and do it, but you have to write me a scene where Stephen Amell is naked.’”

All in a day’s work.

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  • balehead

    Hey John!

    You could have just as easily have gotten married in know the country that is giving you a job right now….

  • balehead


    People Against Aging Media Hoes…..

  • tookietookie

    I don’t know who this is.

  • iMort

    Captain Jack, completely adorable!

  • iMort

    @balehead: Don’t you girls ever have a happy thought? It must be sad to live in such an angry bitter place.

  • balehead

    The truth is the truth….


    If you don’t know who he is…Google him. I’m glad he wanted to legally marry here, since he’s had a Civil Union with his spouse in the UK for so long. I wish it were legal in all of the US too. I think they should marry everywhere it is legal.
    Now. about Amell. It is TV you know and probably a pipe dream unless the Arrow writers can come up with some really kinky villains, besides aren’t you dead now.?

  • Brian

    Well, his wish didn’t come true in season 1. I wonder if there is hope he will return for season 2.

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