Hockey star fashions Hollywood gig

Actor Elisha Cuthbert and New York Rangers player Sean Avery watch the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, March 28, 2007. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Do real men wear Prada?

New Line Cinema will presumably answer that question in a romantic comedy feature about professional hockey player Sean Avery’s experiences as an intern at the fashion bible Vogue.

Avery, who considers himself something of a fashion jock, spent the summer at Vogue, where, among other duties, he served as guest editor of

A member of the NHL’s New York Rangers at the time of the internship, he has since signed with the Dallas Stars. He told The Hollywood Reporter he’s always been a fashionista. “I was always trying to be the best-dressed kid in school,” he said.

As an instigator and fighter who piles up penalty minutes, he said he took some ribbing for his Vogue stint, but has learned not to worry about the stereotypes of sport.

“I think it’s great to be into something that you care about,” he said. “But I’m still an athlete who likes to beat the crap out of people.”

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