We're stuck with Katherine Heigl as the go-to girl for weak rom-coms. For whatever reason, Heigl manages to rule in the stereotype of burnt-out single woman looking for fairytale love. She's perfected the pained grimace, the canned laughter and everything else that goes along with that role that not every chick in the business can do with such ease. But if Heigl is that girl, this week's Hot or Not feature is the girl-getting-ready-to-get-married stereotype, what with her role in the recent LOVE WEDDING MARRIAGE being a mirror image of so many of her previous roles.
In the beginning, Mandy Moore was the cute pop chick, although I can't remember a single song that she sang. Too wholesome to be a Britney or Christina, not busty enough to be the accidental playmate like Jessica, Moore kicked around with simpleton roles in flicks like A WALK TO REMEMBER and HOW TO DEAL before convincing casting agents she could be counted on for much more.
That's when we got delivered a dose of vixen Moore, a brief period where people tuned into her having the sharp edge they didn't expect out of her doe-brown eyes and breathy delivery. Slicing through her well-known good-girl past with a cynical turn in SAVED!, Mandy started getting viewed in a different light. By Wilmer and Zach and Andy... as well as all of us as well.
Now married to Canadian rocker Ryan Adams and finding middle ground footing with the wedding roles (with occasional black humour moments like in AMERICAN DREAMZ), Moore seems to have found the middle ground to her hotness. Never really shaking that good-girl image but letting just enough of that vixen look shine through, Moore can be sexy if she feels like allowing you to see her as sexy. And the conscious choice that you see going on in her demeanor is what makes me like her even more.
What do you think of Mandy Moore?