When Scott Foley joined “Scandal” in Season 2, his character Jake Ballard threw the ‘shippers for a loop by threatening the love between Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn). Now a series regular on the hit ABC series in Season 3, Foley admits the role is probably his sexiest.
When discussing his TV career, from Noel on “Felicity” to his current role, Foley tells People it’s Jake who he thinks is the hottest. “Jake is definitely sexier — he takes the cake. Sexiness comes with age and Noel was a little too naive for there to be anything sexy about him,” he says. “Jake would definitely win that battle.”
Foley, who was named the magazine’s Sexy Man of the Week for the week of Nov. 10, admits that he’s come a long way from his “big geek” phase right out of high school. “I was a bit of a late developer. My face got a little long and weird. I had acne, big glasses and braces,” he says.
As for the title bestowed upon him by the magazine, Foley says didn’t see it coming. “I was flattered, of course. My wife [Marika] was confused. My publicist was surprised. I never considered myself sexy, but I’ll take it!” he joked.
Do you think Jake is Foley’s sexiest role yet?