"I think New York is more stylish than London," 26-year-old UK-native Max Irons said Thursday morning, "I think a lot of people [in London] don’t give a shit about what they wear, but when you’re looking out the window of a taxi in New York, there are stylish people everywhere."
Appropriately, Irons, who is the son of award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, and I were sitting on the 50th floor of the The London Hotel in New York at the time, looking out at the tops of buildings, "It’s only in the past four or five years I’ve started to get in touch with what New York’s really about. I like it, it feels quite like London," he explains, "Everything’s bigger and faster here, it’s kind of overwhelming. I remember when I was younger because my godmother is from New York, she’s a travel agent, she used to fly me here every summer."
Irons was in town for a few days to promote his latest gig: the face of Macy's private label line INC. "I’m happy with them, which is rare thing," he insists, "I always feel kind of awkward when I look at pictures of myself. Watching videos of myself is really uncomfortable." The actor/model is surprisingly modest considering he has already appeared in campaigns for Burberry and Mango. Though modeling was never something he set out to do, "When I first got spotted, it was a bit of a shock. I was at drama school and I had no money, so I did it." Before becoming a model, Irons worked as a bartender at The Ark in Notting Hill, "I was the head barman. I was so bad, but I would go back if I had to. Hopefully I won’t need to."
We'll say he's in the clear. Next, Irons will appear in "The Host," Stephenie Meyers of "Twilight" fame's new project. "I haven’t read the "Twilight" books," he confesses, "But it's everywhere so I feel like I know it. Edward, Bella, Jacob, etc. but... I haven’t read them. I am a big reader. I loved "The Host," Stephanie’s a great writer and it’s science fiction which is up my alley."
Take a peek in our gallery below to see Irons and his best model moves: