When I was waiting for my showing of THE GREEN HORNET to start earlier this year, I was struck by a boy staring at the cardboard pop-up in the theater lobby advertising BATTLE: LOS ANGELES. He reflected on the artwork before turning to his father and declaring, "Look! It's another one of those end-of-the-world movies!" Funnily enough, I feel similarly about that movie's actress and babe for this week's Hot or Not.
I'd venture to suggest that most of the Schmoes' first recollection of Moynahan was from her lusty bar wench role in COYOTE UGLY but I'll girl out on you and say that my first memory is of her playing Natasha, the first wife of Big from the "Sex and the City" series. I won't say that I sided with Carrie (I'm a Charlotte fan, personally) over her but if her goal was to get you to hate the frosty gold-digging style uptown first wife character, I might venture to suggest that she's a better actress than she's ever intentionally prepared herself to be.
Other than that, I can't pinpoint a time where I found Moynahan to have any special characteristics to set her apart from the rest of the tall, thin, model gorgeous women who arrive in a glut on the movie screen. I find her to be blander than white toast, something that might be good for a post-flu meal but doesn't nourish you in any other way. The highlight of her career shouldn't be the one where people refer to her as the baby mama to Tom Brady, the dude who took off on her when she was pregnant to go be with Giselle.
I decided against using any pictures of Bridget in her more natural state, or even the more candid-looking red carpet pictures because she might photograph beautifully when she's all done up but such is not the case in those other instances. I'm sure she's a knock-out if you get to be right up close to her, but that's not a reality gig for us lower beings. So while she might be hot in a manufactured way, I have to vote a big "nay" when it comes to my personal take on her hotness.
What do you think of Bridget Moynahan?