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Male Gaze: Jesse Williams Removed His Grey’s Scrubs

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler was released in movie theaters today — and if the powerful, historical film with its star-studded ensemble cast (including Oprah, Forest Whitaker, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., and more) didn’t already perk up your ears, perhaps this glorious photo of Jesse Williams (a.k.a. Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy) will do the trick. The actor-slash-model, who’s playing James Lawson in the film, looked dapper and smoldering at the film’s world premiere in a dark-blue Givenchy tux with satin details designed by Riccardo Tisci. Zoom in to match his intense gaze and appreciate his luscious brows, closely shaved hair, and impeccable jawline. Then try to guess the color of his eyes. Fun fact: He was once a high-school teacher. And another bonus: For Dr. Avery fans, here’s a clip of him in the process of actually removing his scrubs (56-second mark).

Male Gaze: Jesse Williams Removed His Scrubs