In our Q&A sequence POPSUGAR Crush, we get to know a few of our favourite celebs’ extra intimate particulars — from their first superstar crush to one of the best love recommendation they’ve ever obtained. This month, we’re crushing on The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Ladies‘s Christopher Meyer.
The premiere of The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Ladies is upon us, and Christopher Meyer has been dreaming about this second for years. The 25-year-old actor performs Canaan, Kimberly’s (Pauline Chalamet) humorous coworker from the espresso store who ultimately turns into her man confidant. Christopher appreciates how his character evolves all through the season and turns into somebody Kimberly can come to for man assist. “In fact, within the first episode, I am f*cking together with her the entire time,” he advised POPSUGAR. “Making enjoyable of her circumstances, nevertheless it’s simply because we did not know one another. Then she confirmed her true colours on the finish of the episode when she caught up for me. At that time, Canaan considers her as a pal and vice versa.”
Being part of a present like The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Ladies was a a lot totally different expertise than Christopher is used to — the “exact opposite,” he stated in truth. “The whole lot I’ve ever labored on has all the time simply been predominantly dudes, and quite a lot of tales advised from male views,” he stated. “That is the primary time I have been on a present with this many ladies and this many feminine personalities, nevertheless it’s not too totally different. Everyone’s skilled [and] attempting to get one of the best out of every take. However it’s fascinating. I simply sit again and watch.”
“I by no means imagined being on a present that may be revolving across the intercourse lives of 4 girls.”
The sequence, cocreated by Mindy Kaling and author/producer Justin Noble, follows the lives of 4 younger girls — Kimberly, Bela (Amrit Kaur), Leighton (Reneé Rapp), and Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott) — at a prestigious New England school. The foursome navigate love, life, and friendship throughout their freshman yr. The present’s “nearly fully feminine” workforce of writers — from all totally different ages and walks of life — make the present so particular. “It is fireplace, actually. It is such a great group,” Christopher stated. “I by no means imagined being on a present that may be revolving across the intercourse lives of 4 girls. I knew that might presumably be a lane I might occupy, however I did not suppose that I might be a sequence common on a sort of present like that. However it’s actually fascinating and actually such an incredible expertise, in a approach, being led by 4 girls and it being a predominantly feminine present.”
Although it is approach too early to make season two predictions — the present hasn’t been renewed but — Christopher hopes that followers will ultimately get an opportunity to see far more from his character — outdoors of the espresso store. “I might like to see my character change into captivated with one thing,” he stated. “Clearly, the 4 ladies, everyone knows what they’re in class for. I believe I would most likely simply need that to change into clear for Canaan as properly. I am certain the present goes to get to some extent the place it is like, all proper, all of this courting stuff is cool however actual life is a factor, too. Graduating school and no matter occurs after. I suppose I would need to see that manifest for Canaan, see actually who he’s and what he is attempting to do along with his life.”
All in all, Christopher is having enjoyable with this new position — particularly now that he is gotten extra comfy saying the present’s title out loud. “At first it was humorous as a result of I did not even notice that this could be uncomfortable till that query was requested,” he stated. “I used to be simply taking a look at it because the title of the undertaking I am on from a creative standpoint. So when individuals began to ask the query, I would be like, oh sh*t. I’ve to say The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Ladies proper now. However now I undoubtedly say it unapologetically.”
Take a look at the remainder of Christopher’s POPSUGAR Crush interview forward, and make sure you try The Intercourse Lives of Faculty Ladies shamelessly on HBO Max.
Who was your first superstar crush?
I might most likely say Alicia Keys in truth. I truly bear in mind she got here on 106 & Park after I was 5 years previous, and I believe I began crying. I liked Alicia Keys a lot.
What’s your signature scent or go-to cologne?
I do not even know if I may give this away, however undoubtedly Chanel. I am going Chanel and Tom Ford. I am unable to give away any extra.
What’s your go-to espresso/tea order?
I am probably not a espresso particular person, [more of] a tea particular person. I really like inexperienced tea; it is simply straight to the purpose.
Do you prepare dinner? In that case, what’s your favourite factor to make?
Now and again, not usually although. I am going to bust [out] some rooster tacos and steak tacos right here and there. I can whip up some spaghetti and meatballs, too. Very primary.
Do you utilize pickup strains? In that case, what’s your favourite?
I do not use pickup strains, however I undoubtedly used to after I was youthful, they usually all got here from The Recent Prince of Bel-Air.
What’s your favourite flirtatious emoji?
Blue coronary heart, that is simply what I am going to.
What’s your excellent first date?
It is humorous as a result of, clearly as a dude, I’ve by no means been taken out on a date. I am often the one taking individuals out. So I often go for one thing chill for the primary time. I’ve performed one thing loopy although. I might say my greatest first date was with this woman I met on the health club. I’ve knowledgeable boxer homie, and I requested him if I might have the boxing health club after hours. He let me go in there at nighttime, and I had dinner arrange within the boxing ring. We boxed, we laughed and performed round, after which we had dinner. That was most likely one of the best first date I ever did.
What’s your go-to film/film style for date night time?
I might say scary films, only for the cuddling issue of all of it, for the temper. I attempt to not go to romantic films. I’ve placed on 50 First Dates earlier than a pair occasions, however often horror films simply because they’re enjoyable, thrilling, they usually hold you up.
What’s your greatest turnoff/turn-on?
My greatest turn-on must be two classes. Bodily, it is hygiene and upkeep. I am a really clear particular person. I take two, three showers a day, typically for no cause. I like being clear, and I like girls who’re very attentive to their nails, ft, and enamel. That is a giant turn-on for me. Largest turn-on mentally, I prefer to date girls which have a ardour in one thing. It might be something as a result of I am a really passionate particular person, [especially] about my profession. I simply do not see myself ever understanding with anyone who would not have a profession they’re captivated with, or if I do not even see a want to discover a ardour. Shoot, that is most likely my greatest turnoff, too. Honestly, simply no ambition or want for self-betterment.
What’s one of the best journey you’ve got ever been on?
Earlier this yr, I went to Mexico — Tulum. Everyone was there. Tulum is the brand new Miami for actual. Certainly one of my homegirls had a birthday, and she or he invited a bunch of buddies. I used to be on the market for 5 days, two days additional than I used to be presupposed to be, as a result of one in every of my homies misplaced his passport. He could not get again, so I simply stayed again with him and one other homie, and we slid to Cancn actual fast. However it was enjoyable. We had a loopy Airbnb, an indoor pool. It was a vibe.
What’s probably the most romantic factor you’ve got ever performed?
I had a girlfriend a pair years in the past. She had by no means been to California, so I flew her out. There’s this place in Malibu that is a secluded seashore space, not too many individuals find out about it. To the purpose the place one time I noticed JAY-Z and Beyoncé there. The seashore is [also] proper subsequent to this large cliff. So earlier than she landed, I went to Ralphs and grabbed a bunch of firewood, glow sticks, and LED lights. I lit the entire total facet of the cliff up pink and purple as a result of these are her favourite colours, after which I arrange a bonfire. I Ubered her all the way in which over so she did not know the place she was going or what was occurring, and with the glow sticks, I lit up the trail for her to search out me. So she follows the glow sticks after which, growth, she sees the entire thing. I had music on the market, my guitar. It was a complete factor.
What’s one of the best present you’ve got ever obtained?
Certainly one of my exes received me a Louis Vuitton sweater that I nonetheless put on very ceaselessly.
What’s one of the best love recommendation you’ve got ever obtained?
Know once you’re prepared and be sincere and stern in that. Lots of occasions, in our technology, we crave love or the thought of affection based mostly on what we see on the web and in films. It makes us leap for it when it isn’t the suitable time. I believe with love, timing is all the pieces, and that timing has nothing to do with the opposite particular person. It is all about yours. Lots of people do not cease to ask themselves, “Are you able to tackle all the pieces that comes with being in a completely dedicated relationship?” We simply go off of our feeling. What I am studying to do is ask myself and see the place I am at emotionally earlier than I hop into issues with individuals.
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