Alright, so more of you liked Emma Roberts than Shailene Woodley in last week's Face Off. That's fine. I don't have much of a preference between those two, so I'm cool with wherever the consensus of the masses is on that.
This week we see the opening of the first summerish movie of 2014, Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic NOAH. Apart from Maximus himself staring in the title role, the movie also stars Emma Watson as Noah's daughter, Ila. Emma and I haven't always been on the same page, though in recent years I've started to warm to her more. The situation with Emma's competition this week, Ashley Greene, is kind of the opposite. I was quite enthusiastic about her for awhile, but my opinion of her has fluctuated somewhat lately. Not sure where I'm going to go with this one, but maybe you guys have a more solid opinion on one or both of these two hotties. If so, feel free to give us that opinion below.
Ashley's face is probably my favorite thing about her. She's had one of the most visually pleasing faces I've seen from actresses in her generation. Her smile is an especially sweet favorite of mine. It seems like she's gone a little nutty with the nose jobs in recent years though. She's threatening to enter Michael Jackson territory from some angles. I'm not sure why she's doing that to herself. I've never had a probelm with her nose in the past. Hopefully Ashley lays off those sorts of elective surgeries, lest she risk losing my affections here.
Slowly but surely I warm to Emma's beauty. Anyway, I like her more than I used to. She's demonstrated a capability to take on a glamorous, feminine appearance when she wants to, despite her native tomboy looks. I don't know how much Emma has to work to achieve that transformation, but she's never ugly, no matter what she does. Even when she does go natural, she still has a pleasant look about her. So yeah, she's cute. Perhaps not my most beloved beauty, but cute.
I see a number of candid shots of Ashley out doing her daily thing. Looking at those images, you are presented with one overwhelming fact about Ashley - she loves working out. Hey, I'm all for keeping in shape, but essentially living at the gym has made her a little too firm for me. That kind of sucks, because I get the impression that an extra 10 or 15 pounds would look amazing on her. She's already got an impressive rack. If she supplemented those with a little more meat in the mid section, she'd be just right for me.
Emma's not exactly what I'd call thick either. However, she seems to be a little more naturally thin with a subtle feminine curve to her thin body. It might seem like splitting hairs, but the fact that they're in bikinis here is a good way to come to a conclusion on the body situation. It all comes down to who you think wears their bikini better. Between Ashley and Emma, I like the look of Emma more.
One of the best things about Ashley is her fondness for being a hottie. She's almost always showing off sexy in her various movies, tv shows, magazine spreads, red carpet appearances and candid sidewalk shots. You got to appreciate someone who puts that much time into trying to get you hot. That's dedication to a cause we can all believe in.
I never gave Emma's hotness potential much consideration until recently, when I saw her tongue action in THE BLING RING. Not the greatest movie, but it did put her in a whole new light. I'm sure most of that was acting, but she was pretty good at pretending to be slutty. Since then, she's only expanded on her sexier side in various movies and magazine spreads. The more of that I see from her, the less inclined I am to recall her wizardry past. And that's a good thing as far as hotness goes.
Ashley's track record in film and TV is checkered, at best. Plus, she gets a red flag for being associated with the TWILIGHT movies. Still, Ashley has done a few good things in her time. The one that comes to mind immediately is her role in BUTTER, where she helped prove that Olivia Wilde might be the greatest hottie ever. That was good for Olivia, but as for Ashley, it seems like she's still waiting for a great role to come along.
I used to fear Emma was destined for typecasting. It's common for actors in cultural phenomena films to have trouble getting folks to accept them in other roles. I don't know if Emma is out of those woods yet, as she still gets that prominent Potter mention when people are summing up her career. Only time will tell how that ultimately plays out, but I'd say landing the role of Noah's daughter in one of the biggest bible epics of all time couldn't hurt there. Provided the movie doesn't, pardon the pun, sink like a stone at the box office.
Clearly Emma is growing on me. I mean look, I just gave her my vote in a Face Off. Next thing you know I'm gonna be freaking out about the various happenings at Hogwarts and wearing scarves and shit. Yeah, no. That's not going to happen. But I do like Emma more than I used to. That's progress.