(Jan. 27) -- Josh Holloway's Sawyer character on 'Lost' is the perfect mix of hot: He's a bad boy with a sensitive side, and thanks to the island climate, he's generally shirtless.
While his 'Lost' role has earned him much fame, fortune and status as a sex symbol, Holloway says being labeled as such gets in the way of his everyday life. To paraphrase Muhammad Ali, it's hard being so pretty.
'Lost' bad boy Josh Holloway says while he appreciates the fame and wealth being a hot piece has brought him, he wouldn't wish the sex symbol status "on anybody."
In a Company magazine interview, Holloway says that the "whole sex-symbol thing is really strange," saying he "wouldn't wish it on anybody. I appreciate the opportunity to work, the cash it gives you, and other things it provides are wonderful. But the celebrity thing ... I don't like attention."
Attention aside, Holloway says that it's really an insecurity thing that drags him down.
"Like anybody, it's impossible not to feel self-conscious if someone's looking at you all the time, everywhere you go."
Another issue he has of the constant oggling and photographing is that it gets in the way of his relationship with his wife.
"If someone approaches me and asked for a picture and I say no, then I'll feel like an ass ... But if I say OK, I'll often end up doing another picture and another. Then my wife gets upset and we have a fight and that's not good either."