Everyone Wants A Piece Of Him

Let’s face it – if you grew up in the 80s, you probably had a poster of Magnum P.I. on your wall. Either because you wanted to be with Tom Selleck, or you simply want to be him.

The culmination of this actor’s reputation as a heartthrob came in 1998 when he was selected by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful men on the planet. Naturally, stars such as Sean Connery, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, and Mel Gibson have also made the cut.

Why Did He Love Cats?

Shortly after his divorce with Ray, Selleck was a 38-year-old man and pretty lonely. When he was filming in London, his crew took him to a production of Cats because they were aware of how excited he was to see the musical at some point.

Amazingly though, he kept going back to watch it, seeing it over a dozen times during his stay in London. What exactly was it that kept him coming back for more?

Shining Star

It turns out that there was one particular star of the show that stood out for him. It was the vibrant Rumpleteazer, played by 25-year-old Jillie Joan Mack.

After finally getting to introduce himself to the young actress, the pair scheduled a date, with Selleck taking Mack out for dinner. At this stage, her contract with Cats was up, and she had few commitments to deal with. Needless to say, the pair hit it off, and Mack wanted to see a lot more of Selleck.