For years, whenever he appeared in would-be blockbusters that never quite caught fire (Watchmen, The A-Team), the 38-year-old actor was consistently talked up as the new brand-name leading man. “I’m not oblivious to celebrity status,” admits Wilson. “Or my lack thereof. But it’s all good—I have no issues with that.” There is, of course, the chance that his move into network TV—as a neurosurgeon who encounters the ghost of his ex-wife in the supernatural CBS drama A Gifted Man, helmed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme—could in fact result in Wilson’s long-awaited breakout role. “It would be funny if the show turned out to be successful,” he says, “because then you’re back on top of that studio short list.”
Louis Vuitton’s wool and satin tuxedo and cotton shirt.
Styled by Moses Moreno. Grooming by Kumi Craig. Special thanks to Milk Studios, Los Angeles; Highline Stages; and Milk Equipment Rental.
Photography by Kurt Iswarienko