Joshua Jackson has still got it!

The 41-year-old actor received an outpouring of fan attention online after he appeared in the premiere episode of the Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere wearing a tight-fitting pair of white briefs. And while he certainly expected to getting that sort of attention back in the Dawson’s Creek days, the frenzy caught Jackson a little off guard this time.

“I didn’t realize quite what a hit that would be,” Jackson said via video chat on Wednesday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. “Who knew that all these years what was missing from my career was parading around in my tighty-whities!”

He went on to stress that he doesn’t mind the attention, telling Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest with a laugh, “I’m in my 40s now. I enjoy getting objectified!”

As for the drawers in question, Jackson said that he nearly donned those underpants in another scene but that producers thought it might be a little bit gratuitous.

“I had forgotten this until last week until the show aired and the tighty-whities became quite a thing, they actually made me change,” Jackson recalled. “There’s two scenes in the bedroom in that first episode, and they actually made me change out of the tighty-whities for the second one.”

“I remember them sort of like nebulously being like, ‘Well, it’s just probably a little much,’ and I didn’t realize what they were saying until I watched it. I was like, ‘Oh… oh yeah, that’s a lot. That’s a lot,” he joked. “There’s not a lot left to the imagination there.”

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