TV-to-movie dream teams
This weekend, take a break from the “much anticipated” superhero trailers and try to catch THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, a movie about a bunch of retirees moving to a hotel in India. Doesn’t sound too exciting? FALSE – Maggie Smith is in it, who is the baddest b*tch on the block. EXTRA FALSE–Penelope Wilton is also in it, which means we get to see our favorite ladies on Downton Abbey pair up in something where they’ll probably wear turquoise instead of boring period piece outfits. This got us thinking about how we’d like to see some of our favorite TV stars pair up in other movies, too. Here are the best we could come up with:
1. Jon Hamm and John Slattery star in: A Heist Movie
Let’s get our hottest buds from Mad Men together, committing crimes and shooting guns. I’m thinking the tagline would be “Payback Never Looked So Good” because they are both attractive. They’d probably steal a jewel from somebody, and quip at each other, and obviously wear tuxedos the whole time.
2. Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington star in: A Buddy Cop Drama
Our two Game of Thrones cast members will play good cop, bad cop off each other, with Dinklage being the hardened lieutenant to Harington’s good-looking newbie. They’ll throw the book at each other. They’ll get in too deep. They’ll both wear leather jackets undercover, which will be a nice change from all the fur.
3. Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick star in: A Romantic Comedy
In Gossip Girl, we’ve watched these two make up and break up for ages. Now, let’s watch them do that again but this time, Ed Westwick isn’t a jerk and he has a British accent. He can also be poor! It’d be such a change for him, but Leighton Meester will still be rude and pretty, which is not a change for HER character.
4. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin star in: A Slightly Family-Friendly Marriage Comedy
We know that Liz Lemon and Jack McBrayer will never get together in 30 Rock, so let’s see them together in a film where they are married with children and are STILL trying to keep that pesky spark alive. You know, with careers and children, it can be hard to balance marriage, you know? Let’s watch them try to balance marriage, and deal with diapers and teenage daughters, who both stink!
5. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley star in: A Vampire Film
Our hottest undead brothers from The Vampire Diairies are always battling each other over something, like ladies or why they shouldn’t rip the hearts out of people. Vampires are so attractive, amiright? WRONG. In THIS film, vampires are gross, and our main characters are not dead. They’re alive and very much human, and very much down to murdering all the ugly, not sexy vampires. The vampires will be UGLY, but they’ll still be hot, which is fair.
There’s a lesson to be learned in this television-to-movie pairup. And that is this: attractive men should hold guns at all times. Let’s face it, Don Draper with a magnum is pretty much the most attractive thing you’ve ever thought of, huh? Come on movie magic, let’s make this happen. For the children.