Thursday, January 15, 2009
So I have another confession to make. Although I am in my early 30’s, I can’t help but think that some of the young movie stars are hott. H-O-T-T. It’s not like I’m some pedophile. (Let me be clear that I’m not into the teeny-boppers. All the actors I’m talking about are in their twenties at least. I teach teenagers and let me assure you, there is nothing sexy about a 16 or 17 year old…not when you have to put up with their crap all day long.) Besides, I also think the older guys are hott too (seriously…have you seen Brad Pitt or Jude Law lately). The problem is, I find myself watching movies like The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspain and thinking… wow Peter is really good looking (that’s actually what brought about this post). See photo for clarification on hottness. Now, William Moseley is all of 21 years old. At least that’s better than the age of the character he is playing. And let’s be honest, these characters are often being played by much older actors. Still… it sorta makes me feel a little creepy.
I can’t be the only woman out there that does this. I know guys do it all the time, but for some reason, that is socially acceptable, and no one even questions it if some guy in his 50’s is ogling a young 18-year-old actress. Life’s not fair… I know…get over.
Still. Is it wrong for me to think these guys are good looking? It’s not like I’m having fantasies about them, but it is more than thinking… “Why, that young man certainly is attractive.”
Currently, a lot of the girls are crushing on Robert Pattinson, but I don’t think he is anywhere good looking enough to play Edward Cullen (from the book/movie Twilight, just in case you’ve been living under that proverbial rock). His face is all smooshed in and Edward is supposed to be better looking than any actor or model out there. I will admit to having a slight crush on Edward the character (all 17 years of him), but let’s be honest…he’s really much older, and then there’s that thing about him being a fictional character and all. Actually, when it comes to the movie, I am much more attracted to Peter Facinelli who plays Carlisle and is actually a few years older than me, but that’s not the point.
Man I got off track. Back to the young actors…Let’s talk about Shia LaBeouf (also 21). When did he grow up? I still remember him as little Louis Stevens on Even Stevens. He doesn’t look anything like that anymore.
Okay, so now that I’m trying to think of names I’m having a hard time of it. The others that I can think of are all over 25, which I don’t think counts. At least not when it comes to the creep-factor. My over-25 list includes (but is not limited to): Jim Sturgess (27), James McAvoy (29), Ryan Gosling (28). See…no creep-factor there.
Now, I don’t have a problem with thinking they’re hott if they are young in the film, but currently around my age, especially if I watched the film for the first time when I was young. For instance…I spent many years crushing on Heath Ledger. I owned every movie he was in and even spent some time surfing the interweb in order to find and purchase the first movie in which he had a staring role, Two Hands, filmed while he was still in Australia. And…I have even watched his stint as Conor in the TV series Roar. However, it was the way he looked in that armor, up on that horse in A Knight’s Tale that really got me going. To this day, I still love that film and Heath Ledger (Rest In Peace).
So back to William Moseley (remember him? Peter from Narnia). I was watching the movie over again (I must admit I didn’t pay much attention the first time because I was on the internet), and I was thinking as I watched William, that it’s more like I was thinking that he will really be beautiful one day....when he has a few more years on him. Maybe that’s just William though; he is a little baby-faced. At the moment I can’t remember if I am always thinking “in a few more years” or not with the rest of those actors.
So if you have the same “problem” I do… let me know I’m not alone. And let me know who you think is hott.
P.S. I have a fondness for accents, just in case you couldn’t tell, but that’s a whole other post…