Rob Lowe. Source of photo: online version of the NYT article quoted and cited below.
(p. 12) Chris Traeger on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” was a total nerd. Was it hard for you to play such an uncool character? My deep dark secret is that I was a nerd in school. I liked the theater. I liked to study. I wasn’t very good at sports. It took being famous to make me cool, which, by the way, I never forgot.
. . . what do you believe? My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.
For the full interview, see:
Brodesser-Akner, Taffy, interviewer. “”It’s Time to Get Back in the Pool’: Rob Lowe on Aging into the Good Roles and Cashing in on His Scandalous Legacy.” The New York Times Magazine (Sun., APRIL 6, 2014): 12.
(Note: ellipses added; bold in original.)
(Note: the online version of the interview has the date APRIL 4, 2014, and has the title “Rob Lowe on the Problems With Being Pretty.”)