This week we are crushing on Actor and Athlete RJ Fetherstonhaugh.
RJ Fetherstonhaugh is an actor based out of Vancouver. He grew up on the west coast in the province’s capital, Victoria. His childhood was spent playing sports and exploring the outdoors. Late in his high school career, he took up boxing. He trained for 3 years straight, before coming to a turning point in his life. It was time to change directions, and acting was his next path.
RJ credits his mother for pushing him towards acting. “My parents and I had a talk about my future, they were concerned about the physical trauma that comes with contact sports. I never saw boxing as a career path and frankly at that point in my life I didn’t see any career path. My mother suggested I try acting and I fell in love with it. I’ve always been a bit of a storyteller so this line of work felt right.”
And right it was. RJ graduated from film school in 2014 and has since gone on to work on television series such as The CW’s Supernatural, FOX’s Wayward Pines, and the Freeform series, Dead of Summer. Most recently, RJ plays Justin Abraham, in the film festival hit Hello Destroyer, and he stars as Nolan Gallard in the new CBC drama, 21 Thunder, coming out this summer.
Athletic, handsome and most of all driven; RJ is definitely crushworthy!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
I don’t really have a first thing that I notice. I just pay attention to how she carries herself, her overall demeanour and self-confidence. A good sense of humour is key, a nice booty is a plus.
What is your definition of romance?
Ah man, I don’t know adventure and excitement I guess.
What is your ideal first date?
My ideal first date is pretty simple really just some quality food, tasty beverages, good conversation and a couple laughs.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Entitlement, ungratefulness and rude chicks. C’mon girl have some manners, be kind to people.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men out there, what would it be?
Take care of yourself first and foremost, no one else can give you happiness. Be open minded and accepting, you’ll be surprised at what comes your way. In my experience having a “type” clouds your vision, you end up missing important details about people so be organic and present, just listen. Try living outside the perimeters of your comfort zone, you may meet someone new and interesting.
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Surprise each other and show your appreciation. For me, the romance is always alive when the relationship feels fresh, so mix it up, try new things.