Thinking along the topic of promotions, here are three of my favorite chicks who have received the promotion from television hottie to movie hottie status recently. Sure, some are doing better on film than others and it's questionable whether being in movies is an upgrade to a regular weekly paycheck, but at least all three of these women have hotness in common.
Mila has crept up on me over the years. I actually really liked her on "That '70's Show," even though she was playing a stereotypically annoying girlfriend character. The point wasn't that she annoyed the shit out of you, it's that she was so good at doing it. Now, with FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL under her belt, where she proved she could be the cool girlfriend chick and the action babe sidekick in MAX PAYNE, she's adding cool fanboy points to her resume with the upcoming ZOMBIELAND. I like her. I like Mila a lot.
Emilie de Ravin
Emilie has an annoying way of spelling a simple name, but other than that, she's been a consistent presence on "Lost" for those who like the show. (I've never watched it. So sue me.) Dammit, there was something freakishly great about her in THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake that made the movie a little bit better than horrible for me. Now showing this summer in PUBIC ENEMIES and with a role in THE PERFECT GAME (which happens to star the underrated, fantastic actor Clifton Collins Jr., a man who dominates quietly in recent roles), de Ravin is poised to become a more household name. We just have to learn how to spell it right.
Oh, Jennifer Morrison. You've been around forever in Hollywood years. You started in movies, even baring your breasts
in URBAN LEGEND: FINAL CUT. I watched 100 WOMEN even though I couldn't remember you in it. (I preferred its predecessor, 100 GIRLS.) I've even watched GRIND and SURVIVING CHRISTMAS, but I wouldn't have been able to point you out until now. Until grazing channels late at night and settling on USA rerunning episodes of "House." Now you're James T. Kirk's mom and the likelihood of you getting a shot at the big screen in a better way is before you. Choose your destiny wisely. Or keep being Dr. Cameron. I like that a lot too.
Who's your favorite TV Promotion hottie?