Katie Shore gave her opinion to interviewer Maureen Ryan in a Chicago Tribune article (May 1, 2006) on why she thinks Hugh Laurie isn't a fan of being called a "hottie." ...I think it's just sort of foreign to him. The majority of roles that he's played up 'til now is sort of the clown. And I imagine that has been something he feels more comfortable playing. But in truth, he is a serious [actor]. And a sexy guy in real life. I think it comes really naturally to him, and obviously he doesn't feel that way. I think it's who he really is, I mean, he's a musician, he's incredibly funny, incredibly smart, incredibly masculine and those are all qualities he brings to the character. But he feels very separate from this identity as a sex symbol. But it's very easy to see how he is one."