Dan Amboyer of “Younger” Talks Dirty Jokes & How To Be The Perfect Boyfriend
You may know Dan Amboyer as Hilary Duff’s douchebag boyfriend on her latest show, Younger. Perhaps you know him as the hunk who’s rumored to be playing Green Lantern in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie. Or, just maybe you caught a glimpse of him when he was named People’s “Sexiest Man of the Week.”
While we can’t deny that Dan is super fine, we can vouch that he’s nothing like the cocky asshole he plays on his TVLand show. In fact, he surpassed our expectations by not only being hot, but by being hilarious, adorable, and even a little bit naughty.
You’ve scored an awesome role in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, and rumor has it that you may be playing Green Lantern. What can you tell us about your upcoming role?
I can tell you that I am in the movie. At least, I think so! Remember when Sienna Miller was completely cut out of that Johnny Depp film Black Mass? That was surprising to me. An actor has no control of the process once we are done with our roles on set. It will be up to the post-production team to determine what will be used of what we shot. So, I’ll know more once I see the film, I suppose. But fingers crossed, I am in it.
Who was your favorite superhero as a kid? Why?
Jack Nicholson as the Joker. He scared the Bejeezus outta me when I was but a wee thing. He was so reckless and unhinged. I loved that old school Batman film. I haven’t seen it in a long time, but I should go back and check it out and see how it holds up.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Mind reading! Can you imagine? Knowledge is the true super power. I’m always so interested in figuring out what people truly want, what drives them. It might be pretty shocking. And perhaps kind of sexy. But I’d only want it if I could turn the power off — it could be overwhelming at times. Otherwise I’ll keep it simple with underwater breathing or flying or some shiz.
If you could date a girl with a superpower, what would you want it to be?
Teleportation! That way we could always steal an extra kiss and add a little spice to brighten the more mundane parts of our day.
You were recently named People’s sexiest man of the week, how did that make you feel?
It’s a great line for my Instagram bio! Honestly, it was a little out of body for me. I really felt more like the odd duck growing up. Chubby. Shy. I don’t think anyone would have named me “Most Likely To Be Sexiest Man” in any of my yearbooks (but look at me now, mama). I don’t know what the criteria for such an honor is, but I like to think sexiness is more than just physicality. I’m not kidding when I tell you that I respond more to a person’s energy than just their physical beauty. Model-perfect bores me a bit.
Would you put that in your dating profile if you had one? What would you put in your dating profile bio?
I’d put “taken.” But, I have dabbled on Match.com and the like in single days. I just laid out all my weirdness. I love animals. I’m goofy. I’ve had the same potted plants, all named of course, for 8 years or so. I’m happy to just cuddle and watch TV, but I can also enjoy the young New York actor life being out at a premiere or fashion party or whatever the next night. It just depends on the mood and how I’m feeling.
Younger features a woman pretending to be nearly half her age, have you ever dated someone older before? If so, what did you learn from the experience?
I have dated older once or twice. I thought it was great at the time, one [relationship] even got pretty serious. I learned a lot. You can have great chemistry that transcends age, but ultimately that person is on a different point of their life journey–so when it comes time to make big life decisions, there’s a high probability your priorities will not be aligned. But I wish Josh and Liza all the best! I totally ship them hard.
Your character on Younger isn’t exactly the perfect boyfriend, what tips would you give your character on the show in terms of being a better boyfriend?
I’d say, don’t cheat, don’t drink on school nights, don’t take her for granted. Do send sweet random texts, do tell her what she means to you. Often and frequently. I mean, it’s freakin’ Hilary Duff! Cook the girl a nice chicken dinner or something, dude!
What song should Galore add to our sex playlist?
Stolen Dance by Milky Chance is pretty slyly seductive.
You have a few cats, what’s different about guys who have cats vs. guys who have dogs?
Well, we cat guys are always available. No “sorry I can’t, I gotta get home and walk the dog,” here! We’re independent, self-sufficient, but love to get down for a good snuggle and purr.
We saw you were reading “The World’s Best Dirty Jokes,” can you tell us one?
Oh lord! That book was a dime store find. It was published in 1976. It is supremely old school and groan inducing, like “a Republican senator walked into his bedroom and discovered his wife in bed with her lover and said, ‘what are you doing?!’ And the wife said, ‘See, I told you he’s stupid!'” Hey, some people like sound machines to put them to sleep, I prefer retro dirty jokes.
What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve been asked to do during sex?
I don’t think those things would compare to the naughty things I have asked of partners…
What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?
Honestly the gory details are not fit to print. But, I can say it involved a date who had a bad case of irritable bowel syndrome and it ended with a friend delivering them a fresh pair of pants to the restaurant’s restroom. Check please!
What’s the strangest thing someone has DM’d you?
There’s a big foot fetish subculture out there. And they want, nay, demand more feet pictures! I mean yes, my feet are rather pretty (if I do say so myself), but I don’t think I’ll be taking requests for custom foot glamour shots any time soon!
You wake up with a stranger after a long night out, what’s your go-to move?
I’m more of a serial monogamist, so honestly I’ve never had an experience like that. I’d definitely have to reassess the person in the light of day and with a sober eye. But! Best case scenario: fold their clothes so they were tidily arranged once they woke up and then maybe make them some breakfast. Let the scent of fresh coffee and soft kitten paws kneading awaken them. Worst case: dress myself like a silent ninja, pull some MacGyver maneuvering to erase my contact info from their phone, and leave a sweet note with something to the effect of, “thank you for the moment, I will always remember this, my fellow train passing through the night!”