Simon Baker Is The Mentalist

Simon Baker was made for hipsters. Why? Because unless you had a crush on Christian in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) or hold some sort of loyalty to CBS, it’s likely his name won’t ring a bell.

To catch you up, he’s Australian, married to Rebecca Rigg of “A Country Practice” and looks like this.

simon baker

We know, we know: charming, blonde, and absolutely dreamy. Currently, he stars in the TV series “The Mentalist” in which he plays the title role. Here is the synopsis from “A well-known psychic becomes a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation to help solve crimes and to find ‘Red John,’ the madman who killed his wife and daughter.”

The show has been popular since its debut in 2008, so it’s safe to say it’s doing well — maybe because Simon enjoys his role!

“I just needed to lighten up a little bit and have fun with it, stop taking myself so seriously,” he says to USA Today. “By all means, take the work seriously, but have fun doing it. And laugh at yourself. It’s been somewhat liberating.”

And before you think Simon’s character Patrick Jane uses a crystal ball to get things done, never fear.

“[Patrick] doesn’t use anything spooky or wooky,” Simon says. “He’s just a straight-up guy who’s a bit of a con man himself, and he’s able to gauge people. I love that.”

Speaking of reading, check out Simon’s stud-tastic reading glasses!

A cross between wayfarers and cat eye frames, Simon’s tortoise glasses make him look classy but approachable. Want to seem deliciously mysterious as well? Check out our version of Simon’s specs today!

mens reading glasses

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