Nicole Campos at LA Weekly just put up a fun article about the geeky actors and actresses they’d love to see paired up. We strongly approve of many of their choices:
Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff
Okay, so we’re starting off with a bit of a cheat: These two have already shared top billing together. As any die-hard sci-fi lover will tell you, however, the smouldering, charming rogue of Firefly and Dr. Horrible and the sexy, tomboy hard case of Battlestar Galactica definitely deserve a do-over when that first pairing was the direct-to-video stinker White Noise 2: The Light.
Doesn’t have to be sci-fi, either; a clever spy thriller, maybe, or a straight-up action adventure would fit these two endlessly charismatic powerhouses like a glove. The only requisites are explosions, ass-whuppins, and plenty of room for acerbic one-liners bursting at the seams with sexual tension. If Joss Whedon writes it, all the better.
Simon Pegg and Tina Fey
In their respective countries, these two are already A-list. Fey’s
Sarah Palin impression has been a constant headline-get and she just won three Emmys for 30 Rock. Meanwhile in his native UK, Pegg’s last three films opened at #1 (Run Fatboy Run
held the top spot for five weeks – holla!). Cross the pond for either, though, and they’re still more or less cult favorites beloved by a dedicated group of comedy aficionados, not to mention textbook examples of “the thinking man’s/woman’s sex symbol.” So let’s do our part for foreign relations and get them in a vehicle together, something meaty and hilarious in the vein of Lost In America or The Out-of-Towners
(duh, the original of course!); they’d be fab as a bickering couple way over their heads forced to rediscover why they fell in love in the first place. Geekily.