WEIRDLAND: June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Inclemently Sexy Crushes

"Phew, do the paparazzi go to extreme measure to get their photographs of The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Robert Pattinson on-set Remember Me.

The same is true for fans of the man who wait patiently for hours on end just to catch a miniscule glimpse of Pattinson at work.
This video, clearly, shows the trials of all parties involved when a celebrity such as Pattinson is trying to make his way around a public place to do his work".

Kristen Stewart: I'm good. I've been sick for the last two weeks. I've had a cold that I cannot get rid of. It's kind of embarrassing. I was in a read-through yesterday and I just gurgled during the entire thing. It was so quiet in there. It was for Sean Penn.Kristen Stewart: Emile Hirsch was there. That was cool. He's so good.Kristen Stewart and Emile Hirsch in "Into the wild" (2007).

John Favreau: I looked on the Internet, and there are a lot of boys who have crushes on you.

Kristen Stewart: Really?

John Favreau: There's a whole generation of kids coming up who are totally tracking your work and who've probably got your picture up in their lockers.

KS: [laughs] God.
Ellen Page and Emile Hirsch at National Board Of Review Awards Gala, 15 Jan 2008, New York.Emile Hirsch with Hal Holbrook (nominated to an Oscar in 2008 for Best Supporting Role in "Into the Wild", 2007).Best Feature: "Into the Wild" — Sean Penn, director; Sean Penn, Art Linson, Bill Pohlad, producers (Paramount Vantage & River Road Entertainment)

Breakthrough Actor * Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild (Paramount Vantage)
Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart at 7th Annual Hollywood Life Breakthrough of the Year Awards, on 9th December 2007.

* Ellen Page in Juno (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

"With the financial success of the little indie film that could, she did something bigger. She created the template. She proved that there is an audience who will come out to relate to and root for the weird girl".

Do I really need to tell you what 19-year-old Kristen Stewart is famous for these days? No matter what other roles she tries to pursue in her career, Stewart will forever be known as “Bella”, the mature high schooler lovesick for a blood-sucker in the big-screen adaptation of the popular “Twilight” novels". Source:

"The “brainchild” of actor Emile Hirsch, Overture Films is developing a modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic “Hamlet”, with Hirsch playing Hamlet, and Catherine Hardwicke directing.

“With its universal themes of death, revenge, love and even teen angst - the story of Hamlet is perhaps as timely and influential today as it was when it was written over 400 years ago,” said Overture Films CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett, in a statement. “Tremendous talent is on board in the form of Emile, Catherine and Ron and we are confident - particularly with Bruce and Dan guiding the project - that this has all the right ingredients to be something special.”“I had a great time working with Emile on ‘Lords of Dogtown’, so when he suggested ‘Hamlet’, I was intrigued,” Hardwicke added. “We read the play aloud and when I heard Emile speaking Shakespeare’s amazing words, I was flooded with images. We edited the play tightly, making the words extremely accessible. In our version, we’re working hard to make ‘Hamlet’ a thrilling cinematic experience—the violent, intense, and romantic scenes that happen ‘off-stage’ in the play will be shown in vivid detail.” Source:
I'm a married (happily so far) woman, as all of you know, and whenever I have a propitious crush with an actor, although my husband never questions our allegiance, I can feel a "shush!" effect in my overjoyed heart. Yeah, from time to time some baseless remorses disturb my innocent crushing landscape. But I stumbled on this article in Esquire and I found myself mirrored in this pragmatic married family guy who is the subject of an experiment related with his clinging crush on Angelina Jolie, and when I finished reading it, I had to contain some small tears thinking I probably would react the same (that is to say "not stray cats") than this fortunate cobaya:

"The fMRI (short for functional magnetic resonance imaging) captures 3-D movies of your brain to chart where the blood is flowing. When you speak, blood flows to the language centers. When you blink your eyes, it flows to the eye-blinking centers. After studying the results over the years, Fisher has come up with a theory that love is created by three distinct brain systems — those for sex, romance, and attachment.

ROMANCE (right): In newly-in-love couples, romantic feelings light up the ventral tegmental area in the midbrain (not shown) — also activated by cocaine and chocolate. Sadly, my romantic feelings are more intellectual, located in the cortex.

Sex: Against all odds, I'm still hot for my wife.
Here's what my wife said when she found out she was going up against Angelina Jolie: "If you don't find Angelina more sexually attractive, there's something wrong with you". The results are in — and apparently there's something wrong with me.Brown writes: Julie and Angelina were exactly the same in areas associated with sexual arousal. Your midbrain thinks Julie is just as attractive as Angelina in the objective sense. But the romantic love isn't there for Angelina. Well, it's almost there for Angelina. Perilously close, in fact. But it doesn't make the cut".

My first important male actor crush was the main subject of this blogsite, Jake Gyllenhaal:Jake in Gotham magazine photoshoot.Emile Hirsch in a similar photoshoot.Jake Gyllenhaal with Ang Lee at "Brokeback Mountain" LA Premiere, on 29th November, 2005.Emile Hirsch with Ang Lee shooting "Taking Woodstock" (2009).Jake Gyllenhaal in "The Day after tomorrow" (2004). Emile Hirsch in "Imaginary Heroes" (2004).Jake Gyllenhaal with Jena Malone in "Donnie Darko" (2001).Jena Malone with Emile Hirsch in "The dangerous lives of Altar Boys" (2002).Catherine Keener with Jake Gyllenhaal in "Lovely & Amazing" (2001).Emile Hirsch with Catherine Keener in "Into the Wild" (2007).Ellen Pompeo and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Moonlight Mile" (2002).Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in "The Girl next door" (2004)."Hey there Romeo, she's your Juliet
At the window on the second floor
She's the girl next door

There's an old flag on the rooftop
Waiting for a breeze
There's a letter in her shoebox
Bring you to your knees

Hey there Romeo, she's your Juliet
Sitting at the window on the second floor
She's the girl next door"
("Dandelion" lyrics by Clarissa & The Straightjackets)

I guess there is a constant, a pattern which substantiates all my crushes. It's like a very personal pandect that initially provokes disorderliness in my routine, but I tend to avoid giving many details to people because I'm the first whos is confused. Somebody could get my wires crossed and I prefer to maintain the crushing offishly. For me, it's not really just rumpy-pumpy flashes while collecting au-naturel oomphing dichronic photos, it's more like an electric aubade that fills my mind with a harmoniously garbled flood, a sort of sucrose dadah. Everyone of these flames, flashbulb memories, remains undaunted in time even when I find my gallants stuck in unsucessful movies or allegedly boorish situations.

"If there is a shard of triumph in Penn’s adaptation, it is in its depiction of an America we don’t see in movies, the antithesis of what movies sell us. McCandless (played by the extraordinary Emile Hirsch "Lords of Dogtown", "The Emperor's Club", (who’s like Leonardo DiCaprio 10 years ago, all coiled intensity and wrapped-up irony) sought not just a life off the grid but a life almost impossible in today’s world, one removed not just from the tyranny of pop culture but from the tyranny of humanity’s codifying and fencing off of the authenticity of nature". Source:

-Romeo: Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.
-Juliet: And when I shall die, take him and cut him up in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will fall in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.
-Romeo: [They kiss] Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.
-Juliet: Then have my lips the sin that they have took?
-Romeo: Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again.
-Juliet: [they kiss again] You kiss by the book.

Emile Hirsch and Claire Danes at 17th Annual Gotham Awards.

As the freeloader Chris McCandless Emile Hirsch was a dirgeful wanderer around The Slabs, Niland, who, poorly equipped, nonetheless with his devastating smile, drove me barmy along the film. Kristen Stewart as the inexperienced Tracy Tatro tried to prove herself beddable in a particularly romantic scene inside her parent's rig where she shows her obsequious figure in white underwear laying on her sheets, while Chris, candidly serpentine, is the real seducer in this scene: -CHRIS: How old are you?-TRACY: Eighteen... Seventeen.
-CHRIS: What year were you born?
As soon as she has to think about it, the jig is up.
Chris doesn't make hay, Tracy doesn't make it (and both's birthdate and underage-girl jokes remits us to another memorable flirting key scene, in "Almost Famous" between Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson as William Miller and Penny Lane):-Penny Lane: How old are we really?
-William Miller: Seventeen.
-Penny Lane: Me too!
-William Miller: Actually, I'm sixteen.

A crush with a movie star is like a beauteous assault.
"Men are expected to just try stuff, and leave it to women to decide if it's love or sexual assault".
-Thomas Ellis

Dark thick hair, eyes like green marbles, up-front stare, honeyed lips, that's what I call a veritable 'au-fond' assault.

And a straightforward baby smile is the final assault.
I'm also curious about my crushes' friends/roll-dogs:
Emile Hirsch with music-video director Ace Norton.

"In 2005, at age 23, Ace signed to Partizan films. Though young, Ace has developed a distinct creative style all his own through in an impressive and rapidly growing body of work, which includes music videos for groups such as The Virgins, Sebastien Tellier, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, Bloc Party and Simian Mobile Disco, as well as spots for Honda Civic and McDonalds". Source:

Emile Hirsch in the short film "Wake up Call" (2008) directed by Ace Norton.
Christina Ricci and Emile Hirsch in "Speed Racer" (2008). 

EMILE HIRSCH: "Speed is for me, just a really pure hearted hero who wants to do the right thing and be the best racer he can be, when he comes up against corporate values that are different from his family values. For me that’s where his test of character comes in: what kind of man is he going to be? I think that, that was what really attracted me to the character, [Speed] just sticking to his roots and his values, even though there’s a swirl of big business around him". Source:

Amanda Seyfried (blonde goddess) dating Emile Hirsch at "Lords of Dogtown" premiere, on 24th May 2005.

And... there's always a girlfriend. Call me weird, but I sometimes feel a semi-crush towards my crushes' crushes or ladyfriends, it's a magnetic attraction. What the dickens? Where's my cattiness or my jealousy? that's reserved for fangirls, I'm not just a fangirl, I'm a cinephile. A widescreen moth. So no claws out. Update: Now Brianna (Emile's ex-girlfriend) and me are friends in Facebook.

Emile and Brianna at "amfAR Cinema Against AIDS", Cannes Film Festival, May 21 2009.

Emile Hirsch and his beautiful girlfriend Brianna Domont at "Transformers : Revenge of the fallen", on 22nd June 2009.

I quite enjoy Brianna's élan and her fashion choices. In these last pics, I'm enjoying almost dramatically her high heels and white bra straps, her floral skintight dress is inclemently sexy. They make a gracious couple, Emile Hirsch is so talented and attractive, other more popular actors who are frequently under the spotlight maybe could pause their player antics flaunting, I find a hot actor dating a steady girlfriend so much cooler. One of my youtube friends attended the same highschool than Emile Hirsch and Shia Labeouf, the very liberal "Hamilton Academy of Music & The Performing Arts", this girl told me a couple of funny anecdotes:

"Yeah Shia did go there, but I think he went there for a couple of months. He started late but everyone referred to him as the even stevens guy cuz thats the only thing he had been in. I just remember how skinny he was when I saw him, after that I never saw him again ahah. Yes I did go to Hamilton with Emile back in Los Angeles, Culver city to be exact. He had the same Spanish teacher I did and he would often stay back to talk to him while I was in class. One time I embarrassed myself in front of him because I remember telling my friend "That guy is so cute!" and he was in back of me. LOL! He is two years older than me so I didnt really have the classes he did, but I did hang out during lunch time. He would play chess alot and usually hung out with the geeky crowd. He is very quiet too and humble. Such a good guy, but I was sad to see him go because he left early and didnt stay until his graduation. So many famous people went to that school so its not a big surprise that he became such a well known actor." -Markyspink