Rob Lowe is talking all things vanity with Men’s Health magazine.
The actor, 54, sat down with the mag for its February issue and opened up about staying sober, working out and his desire to look good at all times.
Lowe, who’s been sober since the age of 26, said finding a passion for health and fitness helped him with his addictions. “It became an outlet for all of the tension, stresses, compulsivity,” explained the former “Parks and Recreation” star. “I funnelled the addiction, frankly, into that.”
And part of that recovery included falling in love with surfing. “You’re always chasing a high that you’re probably not going to ever repeat,” he added. “Conditions change, so no waves ever just stay the same. Nothing can ever stay the same. Nothing.”
According to Lowe, that passion for working out quickly morphed into the need to look good. “Men deny having vanity — that’s the greatest vanity,” he says, admitting, “Not me. I’m vain as f**k.”
When Lowe does work out, he’s unconventional about it, with one rule: no music during workouts. “I like the forced mental solitude of it,” he reveals. “Inevitably, it will force you to start working through things you’re not going to if you’re listening to Jay-Z.”
Read more from Lowe’s interview here.