Must List 2005: ''Tim Burton's Corpse Bride''
Names Victor, Corpse Bride
Ages 19, ”forever 21”
Mustworthiness For marrying two of the year’s biggest stories — oddball celebrity pairings (exhibit A: Tom and Katie; exhibit B: Kenny and Renée) and missing wedding participants (”You can’t blame me for Jennifer Wilbanks,” maintains Ms. Bride) — in one package. On the eve of his nuptials, Victor goes MIA and ends up married to his unintended (the titular bride) — one of those Hollywood women who’s all skin and bones. We tracked down the press-shy pair in her hometown of the Land of the Dead. On
Those Eating-Disorder Rumors Bride: ”I’m just lucky, I guess. I don’t have to watch what I eat. Although I do have a hard time keeping my skin soft and supple. Thank God for formaldehyde!”
On That Uncanny Johnny Depp Resemblance Victor: ”I get that a lot, but I don’t think he could do my accent. Besides, I’m not that animated. Did you see Pirates of the Caribbean?”
Next Bride opens Sept. 23.