Do y’all remember when we watched the new trailer for 28 Hotel Rooms a couple of weeks back? And I was all like, ‘I think Chris Messina is hot but I’m not 100% sure…’ Well PITNBRS Sam, Ria, KiTX, Fifi4life, Tori, Kelly, Jessica, and Neicy all responded in the affirmative, each with their own unique experience in his hotness. Some people find him hot on The Mindy Project or The Newsroom, while others remember realizing how hot he was in shows like Six Feet Under and Damages. I also learned that he was in the movie Ira & Abby, which I can’t wait to watch. But FIRST I’m watching that new flick (28 Hotel Rooms), which is currently downloading itself into my life from the iTunes Store. While I’m waiting, I figured we could celebrate the hotness (and, okay, talentedness) that is Chris Messina. Everyone, meet this week’s Hot-Person-Who-I-Didn’t-Know-I-Was-Into-Until-Recently! And yes, I know we haven’t had a hot person since Christina Hendricks last month, but once I fell in lurve with her I got lost in a Netflix/Mad Men vortex, and was all distracted but I’m fine now. On to Chris!
So, Chris Messina has been in, like, every movie ever. Okay, I’m exaggerating. But now that I’ve spent some time on his IMDB page I’m like WTF?! He’s in every movie, lol! I think I first started crushing on him when I saw this really sweet movie he was in earlier this year with Michael C. Hall and Lucy Liu, The Trouble With Bliss. His character was so cool and so weird, and kind of a lot like his other characters.
But I think I really started to become aware of his hotness in Julie & Julia. I watched it right around the time I first started writing for PITNB (which was awesome, because Chris played the husband of Amy Adams/Julie, the Julia Childs blogger) and I was like, why is this guy so amazing… and kinda hot?
And then there was that moment on The Mindy Project, where he plays Dr. Danny Castellano. Danny says ish like this:
Was he a man? No, I mean like, was he a man? Was this the kinda guy who, if he heard glass breaking in the middle of night, is he gonna jump out of bed, say “stay here,” and look through the house naked with a baseball bat, or is he gonna hide under the covers with you? Is this the kinda guy who is gonna get grossed out when you give birth, or is he gonna dry your forehead and tell you you look beautiful while all that disgusting stuff is coming outta you?
Ummmmmm YEAH. Chris Messina is hot. And I meant it when I said he’s been in every movie and on every TV show. Look:
Dear Chris. It ain’t ya beauty, it’s ya booty:
He was also been in Vicki Christina Barcelona, Devil, Away We Go, Ruby Sparks, Towelhead AND he’s in Argo. Okay, but wait. Why the eff haven’t I seen Damages?
P.S. I just found out Chris has a girlfriend, producer Jennifer Todd… with whom he totally has two kids… sweet… and totally fine with me. It’s fine.