I Stand Corrected
I recently wrote a post about the frustration I feel when it seems that Hollywood is only willing to cast young actresses in “sexy roles”. Well, while recently watching “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” (a movie series I make absolutely no excuses for enjoying as much as I do), I was treated to an actress who does not get much fanfare but whom I’ve always enjoyed seeing on screen: Paula Garces. I suppose you could say that she’s “my type”.
Here is an image of Ms. Garces from the film. In looking her up, I was shocked to find out that she is pushing 39 years old and was 37 at the time the film was made. Holy cow!
I then wondered if this film was an example of the opposite of the phenomenon I railed against, as I assumed her on-screen husband, John Cho, must be younger than her. Alas, his looks also defy his age, as he will turn 41 this year, and was 39 at the time of filming. Co-star Kal Penn, for anyone wondering, turns 36 this year and was 34 at the time of filming. That I can believe, and can attribute his lack-of-youthfulness to the age-destroying properties of the White House.