Now, he seems adamant that he doesn’t want to date anyone in showbusiness for the foreseeable future.
“I don’t have a type, I just know when I connect with someone. “I like getting into the studio, putting on the clothes, hitting the radio and just going after these big canvases and just doing it all day.
“I was shooting in Cornwall in a place which is quite remote and difficult to find and we were at the side of a cliff somewhere in a spot that was actually quite dangerous. “I’ve never been rattled except by this book that someone wrote, supposedly about me called Stalking Aidan.
Or, failing that, the star of the BBC’s hit period drama spends his time alone in his studio where he loves to lose himself in painting. “It all kicked off when the show came out and I was really surprised,” he tells me, over tea at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.
“It wasn’t the worst thing that could have happened us in the UK.
Once it hit the tabloids, more people started to tune in, and, I have to tell you, I was taken aback.” The ‘it’ that hit the tabloids was, of course, the now famous photo of a shirtless Turner laughing as a make-up artist covers up the tattoo on his bulging bicep.
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