Today’s Dispatch: Once Again, Crushes of Yore

This post is brought to you by the movie Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.

Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel… and THIS GUY.

Screencap from The Daily Beast

Look, I know what you are all thinking: Several entries ago I already “ruled out” Michael Stuhlbarg for the “role” of Adam in my screenplay, partly because he didn’t seem to have the same a-hole vibe that Seth Rogen radiated for the character. And yet, he’s still in the original headcanon (ie. the one where I’m still playing Iris) because, well, Griffin the Arcanian and all that.

Really, I could not care less about Lincoln or Boardwalk Empire – and yet, here I am, watching a trailer on a biopic on one of my favorite filmmakers, only to stop and say, “Damn, Michael Stuhlbarg is in this? That’s it, I’m watching.

(See also: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock. Also, to an extent, Jeremy Renner in The Unusuals.)

In fairness, the guy is talented, and there are times when he has the Joaquin Phoenix thing going on with him, looks-wise, so it’s not like I’m always going to need a HAZMAT-grade shower if I look him up on Tumblr. And it’s not like he’s been doing anything cheese-tastic on film so far (ahem), so it’s probably safe. But with that said…

Really? THIS GUY?

Well, maybe not on a “list”-worthy level, but there’s something there.  Unless there’s something else that I need to know…

Love, Stella

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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