The Inbetweeners 2 Star Joe Thomas: "I'm Such A Romantic"
The star who plays Simon Cooper in the flick also talks willy punching and terrible sex advice during an interview with Cosmo UK...
The Inbetweeners 2 star Joe Thomas has revealed that despite his character Simon Cooper being unlucky in love, he's quite the romantic.
Thomas - who is dating actress and co-star Hannah Tointon - was quizzed about how romantic he is during an interview with the September issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, to which he replied: "I think I am. I’ve tended to have quite serious, long-term monogamous relationships.
"Well, obviously they’ve been monogamous – I’m such a romantic I’d only ever have sex with one girlfriend at a time… I’ve never had the cojones to be a player, and I don’t know any men who do. Some imply they see lots of girls, and never see them again after one night, but I don’t know if that’s actually true.”
When asked if he believes you can laugh a woman into bed, Joe replied: "A sense of humour is pretty much my favourite quality in any person.
"There’s a lot of embarrassment involved in relationships and, if you’ve got a sense of humour, you can skirt around those bits. It becomes a way of making somebody feel comfortable."
He added: "You have to accept that if you’re a man, you’re a bit of a fool, and a sense of humour is a way of taking responsibility for your own awkwardness and patheticness.”When it comes to playing Carly-obsessed Simon, Joe revealed that it can be quite embarrassing, stating: "After a while it just becomes your job – something you want to do well, even if you’re punching yourself in the c*ck.
"I’d only ever feel really embarrassed if I thought I hadn’t done it well. If you’ve nailed punching yourself in the c*ck, it gives you a bit of a swagger.”
He went on to add that fans shouldn't ever listen to any advice given by Jay Cartwright - played by James Buckley - concluding: "Have a wank before sex is terrible advice.
"In fact, pretty much everything they say – ‘Get really drunk’, ‘Put your balls in’ – is terrible. Will has the opinions of a 45-year-old, while anything from Jay is basically wrong.”
You can read more from Joe's interview in the September issue of Cosmopolitan, out now!