Thursday, November 02, 2006

Guy's Guy

The TiVo Diva Returns

Next Friday, Nov. 10

We now return to your regularly scheduled blog.

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OK. I forgot completely about Guy Pearce. What was I thinkin? He's got that skinny-sexy thing goin on, and looks great scruffy, GQ, or in the raw. Guy's my TGIFt to you.

What romance novel roles would you cast him in?

Look, he even likes baby kitties.

24 comments:

Stacy~ said...

I could picture him in many roles, such as a duke in a historical novel, maybe something by Kleypas, or as an archaeologist, or even a corporate raider ala Harlequin Presents. He just has that kind of presence.

Playground Monitor said...

In the first pic he kinda has that rugged DEA agent or Special Forces look about him. The second -- a little more suave -- sorta James Bond-ish. And the third? He's Jungle Boy, trying to determine the sex of that tiger cub. Much easier when they're that size. :grin:

I know I've seen him in something but just can't remember what. Must scurry over to imdb.com and check it out.

It's c-c-c-cold today. Down to 30 degrees, which is cold for Alabama. I'd stay snuggled by the fire all day but I have my yearly physical this afternoon. I'm wondering if this will be the year he orders up the big "C" -- colonoscopy.

Hubby's gone for the weekend. I have a lunch date with friends tomorrow. Ah... peace and quiet. And chick flicks! LOL!

Marilyn

Julie in Ohio said...

Mornin' Bellas!!

Guy Pearce is one fine man...

But... I can't get past his role in "The Count of Monte Cristo" in which he was the bad guy. He was so good at being the villain that I can't see him as a hero.

That being said, Stacy mentioned maybe a Kleypas book. How about It Happened One Autumn? I can see him being Sebastian St.Vincent. In that book he'd be a bad guy but then could be redeemed in Devil in Winter...

MaryKate said...

I don't know why, but Guy Pierce really, really rubs me wrong. He's got a major "squicky" factor for me. I adored "LA Confidential" but he just creeps me out. It's not that he's not pretty, he is, just not to my taste.

I'm off to Disney this afternoon with my sister and my 13YO niece. Should be fun, but intense. We're hitting 5 parks in 5 days. I'm gonna come home more exhausted than when I left. Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend and week next week. I'll be back in time to talk TV with our TiVO Diva!

Michele said...

oh, Guy! Nummy! But if he got any skinnier, his cheeks would touch inside his mouth.

I like him good or bad. Loved him in Monte Cristo, and Momento was amazing. And what about Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?

I've got him cast as the devil's familiar in my current work-in-progress. No, that's not a good role, but it's fun writing scenes with him in mind!
Michele

Julie in Ohio said...

IMO, the best quality in a villain is his ability to make you believe he's good before he strikes. And nothing does that better than a pretty face... :o)

MK- squicky?? Have fun at Disney. Tell Goofy I said "Hi".

Cryna said...

I would cast him in a books that involved Mercenary, or Navy Seal, Special Forces, he has that look to him. The last picture with the kitten, just sort of places him in the jungle setting of a book where eventhough he is trying to get someone to safety and running for their lives, who could not pass up the opportunity to help an abandoned kitten showing what a big heart and soft spot he really has.

Valeen said...

ohhh ... holy cow.

Hey all!

I can definitely see him playing the bad guy. But like Stacy mentioned above he could fit into a corporate raider role as well.

Anonymous said...

mmmm..

He was a sympathetic leading man in the Time Machine -- The scene with his finance is so sad.

Manda said...

I've had a crush on GP since he was in that hokey Snowy River: The MacGregor Saga show they used to show on the Family Channel. Mmm, Australian cowboys....

Jennifer Y. said...

manda: that is where my crush began as well...Josh Lucas was also on that show!


The only other thing that I have seen with Guy in it was Memento...interesting movie that I really enjoyed.

Julie in Ohio said...

He has that whole superiority look about him that screams "I've lived a life time". He could easily play a vampire like Julian in TM's The Vampire Who Loved Me.

Manda said...

manda: that is where my crush began as well...Josh Lucas was also on that show!

Get Out!!! No wonder I love Josh Lucas! Mmmm. Dimples...

Julie, so right about GP as Julian! He'd be perfect. And he's definitely got the cheekbones for vampirism.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Wait, isn't Juian dark haired?

Manda said...

Yeah, he is dark haired. But we can give Guy a dye job...Or Julian highlights;)

Wait? Can vampires get highlights?

Stacy~ said...

Aw, Valeen made it back to the fold! Glad to see you over here again.

I've only seen GP in "The Time Machine" and he's kinda cute, but didn't really make an impression. I just think he could play many roles.

So, whatcha all reading?

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

There you go again, Stacy, always with the talking about reading romance novels...

Woops! Valeen, good to have you back!

OK, can I just say that I'm featuring Pam Rosenthal's "The Slightest Provocation" this week, and I can't find my copy anywhere. It has to be around somewhere, I just haven't found it yet. I may have to make a trip to the bookstore.

I'm in the middle of this unbelievable novel from Spice called "Dirty," by Meghan Hart. You know, in the erotica lines, you so often read about these heroines who are having anonymous or very raw sex, titillating to be sure, but somehow it doesn't ring true.

this novel totally deals with the psychodynamics, and the flippin arc is so incredibly intense, it almosts hurts to read it. I would so love to be able to feature this novel, because it's got absofrigginlutely everything. But it don't play in Peoria. I'll have to see if I can do something here.

I'm also reading the next Kat Martin, gonna take a look at Catherine Anderson's next.

You know, what do you think. Should I write a feature on "Sugar Daddy" for RBtheBook? I mean, it's not out til March and all.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Michele, I loved "Priscilla," and meant to write about it. I'm just bitter cause the guys were so much prettier than me.

cryna, that's so funny about the kitty. And I don't know who wrote about sexing the kitty, but that was funny, too. Oh, I mean by sexing, figuring out the sex (I worked for a vet), not in the "I wanna sex you up" sense.

Stacy~ said...

That's cuz I'm currently in a reading slump and I need to "snap out of it" without getting smacked...at least not in the face ;) Whoops did I say that out loud? I don't know if I'd like that either LOL

Michelle I'm so glad you clarified about sexing the kitty cuz my mind was going south for the winter.

Sure, torture us about "Sugar Daddy"...we can take it. Is there an ARC involved (pretty please!) I don't care really, I just want Lisa's book.

Hmmm, you've intrigued me with the "Dirty" talk. I'm going to look for this book at the bookstore cuz you know, I couldn't possibly have enough books.

Manda said...

Stacy, just finished Madeline Hunter's The Rules of Seduction and thought it was quite good. Her characterization is so deep. I always feel like I've really gotten inside her h/h's head. Even a sub par Madeline Hunter would be good. And this was not sub par!

Rachel Gibson's latest was fun. A light read, and the heroine is a romance writer. The hero is a delicious international reporter.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Manda, I've read both. Crazed for MH, and wish, oh, wish she'd write another Midieval, but i think I'm the only woman left on Earth who really digs Midievals.

Gibson's was nice; liked the hero. Someone told me she thought the fiance dilemma part was cliche. I don't know. It's romance, after all.

Michele said...

I have NO idea who this guy is, but he does please the eyes.

Love the rugged safari look.

He'd be great in one of Gena Showalter's books about Atlantis..the last one I think...Jewel of Atlantis. This guy would fit the hero role nicely - very nice indeed.

Lauren Dane said...

I'm so happy to see you talking about Dirty! I'm biased because I was fortunate enough to see it grow from the first ideas to this amazing book but Megan blows me away with her talent and Dirty is one of the best books (erotica and non) I've ever read. I sincerely hope everyone who enjoys a deep, incredibly riveting story, reads this book.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I'll bet that experience was fascinating, Lauren. I feel the same way about the novel, and featured a quote on Romance: B(u)y the Book this week. Can't believe I forgot to write Megan Hart about it.

Thanks for checking in. I hope you'll come back again.