All these young teens on all these teen-oriented (in the sense of the style of comedy - laughably for children of age 8 - but never in the amount of flesh bared and surprising scenarios that the girls get into), how do you start to tell them apart? You take someone like this week's Hot or Not selection and point out where she's different in the face of assimilated sameness.
In her role as Jade West on Nickelodeon's "Victorious," where Vicotria Justice reigns supreme and other characters are cast as the cute/ditzy/talented/ethnic ones, Gillies was spotlighted as being the "dark" one. Sorta emo, supposedly. Really, she hasn't had much other experience in the acting department so if they were looking for a dark sensibility to a character on a teen show, it's usually a good bet to place on someone who doesn't have too much baggage to discard or overlook.
I find it interesting that Gillies is one of the bigger people on that show, seeing as how she has the deceptive appearance of being wee but in actuality is 5'7", a virtual WNBA height in teen genre programming. Her skin is smooth and creamy, again a departure from what we've come to expect out of the side characters on these types of programs. In many ways, I can totally see Lizzie as the young Morticia Addams were anyone to decide to make a show centering on how she met Gomez when they were youths. Awe f*ck. Did I just give that show idea away for free?
While she has all of the great features that should add up to being a total hottie - the hair, the incredible eyes, the sensuality double that of most women twice her age - there's something a bit "off" to me about Elizabeth Gillies. It's not the age thing, seeing as how she's practically 20 (in July of this year) and we've all agreed that some actresses have that certain adult hotness to them at a terrifyingly young age. It's just that she looks like a mixture of Lindsay Lohan (when she has dark hair, so not in the good way) and Angelina Jolie (in the crazy look in the eyes way) and... gosh, I really can't totally put my finger on it. Can you?
What do you think of Elizabeth Gillies?