We delve into what happened next for the hunky Sex And The City actor
A lot of bottle
Sex And The City fans worldwide are still crying into their cosmos because they’re missing Jason Lewis. He was the eye candy of the SATC era, playing Samantha Jones’ boyfriend Smith Jerrod – or the Absolut Hunk. After Sam pimped him out as a model on the show, he posed on a massive billboard with just a vodka bottle to cover his nether regions – and a star was born. A star with an excellent six pack. But what became of Jason?
Californian-born, all-American Jason, 45, began his career in modelling (what a surprise!), taking to the catwalk for the likes of Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Guess? among others. Acting soon beckoned and he appeared in Beverly Hills: 90210 before finally landing his Sex And The City role in 2003.
Man of the moment
Jason’s said he feels ‘blessed’ for getting the role – but has described some fans as ‘weird’, with one going too far. ‘She was with her husband and asked me if she could take a picture with me. She lifted up my shirt and started rubbing my stomach. Before I could say anything, her husband said: ‘Honey, what are you doing?’ And she said: ‘It’s OK, I’ve seen him naked on TV.’ I was like: ‘No, it’s not. That poor husband!’
Where’s he at now?
He starred in Brothers & Sisters, House and How I Met Your Mother, and will be returning to the big screen opposite Sharon Stone next year in a film called Running Wild, where he’ll play a cowboy called Brannon Bratt. We’re certainly looking forward to seeing Jason in a cowboy hat.
Sex And The City 3?
Ah, that old chesnut. The film’s failed to materialise yet, though Kim Cattrall, 60, did hint there might be a new spin-off centered around Samantha. She wrote: ‘Can’t WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x’d.’ Could Smith return to our screens once more? We can only hope…