I recently read that men have a preferred sex while women have a more preferred sex. Which totally explains how I currently have a crush on both Colin Firth and Jennifer Saunders.
I will swing both ways, apparently, as long as the object of my affection is English. And in show business. And attractive. And talented.
Colin and I went to the movies together on Friday night. We totally, totally did.
My absolutely fabulous sister snagged four tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival's premiere of The King's Speech on what was Mr. Firth's 50th birthday. He attended the gala premiere, of course, where I (and about two hundred other people) witnessed his utter and complete gloriousness on the red carpet.
I only caught a glimpse, really. I was rushing back from the ticket office with our tickets when I heard, "COLIN! COLIN! COLIN!", from the frenzied crowd on the red carpet just as he moved his way into the media tent.
But a glimpse of Colin Firth is nothing to sniff at.
Oooh, it would have been nice to actually sniff him...can you imagine?!
Anyway, Colin Firth, Geoffry Rush, and the film's director, writer and some other people (whose names and titles escape me because they were introduced to the audience after Colin Firth, thus rendering me completely incapable of paying any attention to them whatsoever) all sat in the theatre and watched the movie along with us.
It was a big theatre, and I didn't actually know they were in the audience until after the film ended, but it still totally counts.
I went to the movies with Colin Firth.
As for Jennifer Saunders, I've spent the last two weeks blowing through the entire 5 seasons of Absolutely Fabulous (including specials and extras). I can't believe it took me 40 years to discover the awesomeness of AbFab.
Where. Have. I. Been?!
I now want to be her. Not the charmingly amoral character she plays, but her. That career. I want that career.
Never mind that I'm nowhere near anything resembling an actress, have never taken any acting classes, and have no desire to actually be an actress. I just think it would be amazing to write something that clever; to put something so awesome out into the world that it has the power to inspire a 40-year old, musty-brained copywriter to want to do more with the words in her head.
So when I grow up I want to be Jennifer Saunders.
Failing that, I would also consider becoming Colin Firth's second wife when My Beloved chucks me after reading this post.