I’m pale as hell and I burn lobster red (even with sunscreen) when I’m out in the sun for more than an hour, so I totally feel Jennifer Garner when she admits she used to be made fun of for being so white. I mean, just last year I was walking to the subway and some teenager (ugh, youth!) called me a “white ghost bitch”, which made me laugh a LOT but also goes to show you just how pale I really am. I like to call it “Elizabethan beauty”.
Anyway, Jennifer wasn’t called “Casper” because she’s naturally see-through, but rather because she spent all her time at the movies when she was younger. Way to go, Jen – admit to former adversity while also re-asserting your passion for acting! I love it.
“When I was really young, no one thought of the sun as being a problem,” Garner says. “We would put on baby oil and lay in the sun to try to get brown.”
As it turns out, however, being a theater kid “saved” her complexion. While her friends spent afternoons tanning, “I was inside in the theater geeking out. My friends called me Casper!”
Jennifer is the new brand ambassador for Neutrogena, hence the reason she’s going on about this. I do agree that sunscreen is important and skin cancer is no joke, but it’s funny when they try to get these soundbites out of celebrities about the most mundane shit – like when Ginnifer Goodwin was rattling on about mouthwash.
Anyway, I imagine Jennifer is a bit more tan now, although maybe not if she’s been sitting on the couch and eating ice cream with Ben Affleck after his Oscar win.
After picking up a trophy for Best Picture with Argo at the Oscars last month, Ben Affleck isn’t busting his ass on his next project or anything. Instead, he’s sitting on it, eating ice cream on his couch and hanging out with his wife/BFF/biggest fan Jennifer Garner. Sounds like a pretty good life, eh?
From US Weekly:
Affleck explained to Us Weekly that he’s been reluctant to get out of sweats post-Oscars. “Luckily, I’ve been able to just enjoy my good fortune the last couple of weeks, just sit back and take it in, not do anything, eat ice cream on the couch,” the actor, director and producer, 40, said. “It’s been a nice time, hanging out with my wife, that sort of thing, and we’re enjoying it.”
I just love these two together. I don’t give a shit about them apart, and I don’t even care about their acting/directing/whatever work, but they’re just so genuinely into each other even after all these years that I can’t bring myself to say anything bad about them. Plus, who doesn’t like ice cream and couches? Find me someone, I dare you.
Helen Mirren is a film legend, so she could show up at an awards show in a paper bag with a mop end for a wig and old KFC buckets for shoes and no one could say shit because she’s doing her and has earned the right to do so. She didn’t quite go that far at last night’s BAFTAs in London, but she did take a popular hair trend to the pensioner set by dyeing her hair a lovely shade of bubblegum pink, an idea she got from… an unlikely source, shall we say.
“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go.”
First of all, I love that Helen Mirren watches America’s Next Top Model – I didn’t realise anyone still did. Second of all, I love that she has such a buck wild spirit that she didn’t think twice about heading to Katy Perry town with her locks. And while it’s a bit unusual, it certainly doesn’t look bad. I wish I could get away with pink hair, but it’s just not happening. Helen’s move was especially risky considering the BAFTAs are full of British people who aren’t really into bullshit and really are into class, fanciness and sexy accents.
In any case, the BAFTAs red carpet was chock full of stars, from Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Ben Affleck to Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Chastain and more. Check out a gallery from last night’s red carpet below: