I sometimes have a hard time disassociating the actors and actresses from the roles that they play. So if early on in their career they play a jackass who does wrong to a character that I actually like, I have a hard time overlooking their deceit. I live in a fantasy world where people do what I want inside of my brain and when they don't, they're punished severely by my psyche. Why this would affect the poised and actually rather funny star from I LOVE YOU, MAN?
Let me explain, if you're not laughing hard enough at me already.
Rashida was the evil Karen Scarfolli in "Freaks and Geeks," where she played the slut who tried to break up Kim and Daniel. I watched the show with a strong attachment because most of the characters reminded me of my high school buddies and her deceit struck a bad chord that brought up memories when that one slut tried to come between my friends Dawn and Eddie. Like I said, I live in a strange little world in my brain. But I know I'm not alone in associating fictional characters with people who really exist.
The next time that I really noticed Jones was on the show "Boston Public," where she was a benign enough character to have me overlook her. In LITTLE BLACK BOOK, a movie that raised excellent questions about the level of honesty that we need to disclose to new lovers, showcased Rashida as a successful and slightly self-absorbed doctor who worked on hoo-hahs. Reluctantly, I found myself laughing.
As you keep hearing me go on about how I don't really watch TV, I'll admit that I haven't caught Jones on "The Office." But in the charming and exceedingly adult comedy (how fun is it to watch a movie where you're singing along to Rush songs and laughing at the youthful audience members who haven't gotten old enough to realize that it's behaviour that you're supposed to avoid when you're old? Humour that requires the experience of life is my favorite kind, only because I'm getting old and crotchety and beginning to hate the teens around me...) where she plays the ultimate girlfriend to Paul Rudd's friendship-retarded good guy turned the tables for me. She's gotten better with age, even if I still harbour a little residual resentment toward Karen. I'm working on it.
Your opinion... is the offspring of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton hot or not?