Keri Russell is starring in the next installment of the PLANET OF THE APES this week, helping to take a franchise I always found rather cheesy and transform it into an impressive set of sci-fi action movies. The last one was great and this new one looks even better. Keri still looks pretty good too. I've had a thing for her ever since her curly hair days on Felicity. That wasn't my kind of show, even though Keri totally was. Her competitor this week, Jennifer Garner, is also a Felicity vet. She's another I've been known to go back and forth about. So they got that stuff in common. Now we just have to choose which of these Felicity hotties is more fetching. Give them your felicitations below.
Back in her Felicity days, Keri had a quality that made her the stand out beauty, which is probably why they made her Felicity. Like a lot of people, I was smitten with that curly hair. Some folks thought cutting off and straightening that hair had a Sampson-like effect on her, but years later, now a mom and a wife, she still looks good to me. She's become the prettiest MILF at the soccer pitch or the play date. Some things change and some stay the same.
I've never really had much of a thing for Jennifer, at least as far as this category is concerned. That feels kind of mean to say, because she seems like a nice person. I don't think she's hideous or anything like that. Her particular combination of features have simply never done anything for me. Maybe that's a flaw on my part, but there it is nonetheless.
Keri has always had an impressive body to go along with her beautiful face. Hers is not the exploding out of her clothes kind of body, but it's a beautiful one anyway. Years and two kids later, Keri's still got a fantastic frame. That must mean she's hot from head to toe, at least in my eye.
I might not be much for Jennifer's looks, but it's clear she's rocking a tight bod. Think of her days on Alias and in the otherwise abominable ELEKTRA. Pretty good show and a shitty movie for certain, but damn if she wasn't totally ripped in both of them. Much like Keri, Jen is still well put together, even after kids and the passage of time. Nice to see these two remain so intact.
Beautiful face, beautiful body - those are usually good prerequisites for my vote in this category. Keri also seems like a cool person, which is another area that influences who I find hot. I appreciate how she likes to come along with a sexy magazine spread now and again. Then there's the nostalgia factor. All these add up nicely to complete my vote here.
I suppose some of my no vote here comes from the lack of communication Jen and I have in the looks department. That's something I've never been able to get past and probably never will. She does have that superior body, but it's been a while since she made use of it. Jennifer seems more inclined to being taken seriously as an actress and a mom than as a sex symbol. That's fine, but it doesn't help her here.
I like Keri in her show The Americans. Unfortunately that's probably the first thing I've seen her do in awhile that's made some significant waves. DARK SKIES was okay, as were a few of the smaller roles she's done in the last decade or so. I was especially moved by her small but affecting role in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3. Still, her opponent is more high profile here, more routinely seen in big league stuff. It's only fair we acknowledge that.
Jennifer seems to be angling for a rep as the supporting cast member other folks play off of in their bid for an Oscar. Such roles have kept Jennifer in the A-list for some time now. Those and her newly christened batty husband. Will Jennifer ever win an Oscar of her own? I guess anything is possible. Though I doubt it. She'll most likely have to remain content with choice supporting roles, which isn't so bad if you think about it. Anyway, it's all sufficient to earn her a win here.