It’s not only Hollywood’s most beautiful female actors who suffer for their looks.
While Douglas Booth’s short career has brought one plum role after another – from being Boy George in the acclaimed BBC drama Worried About The Boy to starring opposite Russell Crowe in the biblical epic Noah – what people really want to talk to him about is his geometrical cheekbones and bee-stung lips; about hanging out with Cara Delevingne at swanky award shows, or his rumoured flings with Alexa Chung and Taylor Swift.
His co-stars only make things worse. The Harry Potter heroine Emma Watson, who modelled with Booth in a Burberry campaign and was reunited with him on the set of Noah, described him as ‘offensively attractive’.
Female journalists are known to go weak at the knees in his presence, telling him he is ‘disgustingly good looking’ and ‘ridiculously handsome’.
Try as he might, Douglas Booth struggles to escape his brooding good looks.
He’s hoping that the release of The Riot Club will change all that.
The film features the rising stars of British cinema, including Max Irons and Freddie Fox, but it’s 22-year-old Booth who steals the show, with a performance that’s equal parts charm and menace.
Adapted from Laura Wade’s acclaimed play Posh, the film centres around the members of an exclusive Oxford University dining club that bears an uncanny resemblance to the notorious Bullingdon Club, whose former members include David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson.
Much like its real-life equivalent, The Riot Club is renowned for its unrestrained hedonism, specifically the ritualised trashing of restaurants and college rooms.