Saturday, December 08, 2007

My Weekend Crush

There is something at once ordinary and extraordinary about Laura Linney. She is the girl next door who grew up smarter than all the boys in the neighborhood. She comes across so solid, sensible and salt-of-the-earth, you’d almost mistake her for a Midwesterner. I think it’s those disarming dimples. But, the open-faced blonde is a born and bred New Yorker with Juilliard training and a theater pedigree. She is unquestionably excellent and brings a grounded realism to each role. And she is proof positive that actresses don’t have to trade on their sex appeal alone to carve out a career. They can also use their smarts. And, like Laura, just be damn good at their job. Happy weekend, all.

4 comments:

Cookie said...

Sheesh...where have I heard that name before or seen her in a movie. Ugh. That is a hot picture.

Sophie said...

I thought she looked familiar ... turns out that she starred in Love Actually! :o

And I agree, that's a really hot photo.

slacker said...

She's so good in so much stuff. It should be illegal to be that cute and that talented, but I'm glad it's not.

Anonymous said...

Word on the Linney Love. I thought I was the only lesbian who crushed hard on her. For being in Tales of the City, at least one In the Life episode I can remember, and for being 100 kinds of hot, I think we should make her an Honorary Lesbian.