Yesterday, the trailer for the upcoming comedy Horrible Bosses hit the Web, and while most people were buzzing about Jennifer Aniston’s very against-type role as a sexually harassing dentist (okay, people were probably talking about that scene in which she strips down, too), it was Colin Farrell (pictured left with Jason Sudeikis) who caught my eye. Not only because it’s so unfortunately rare to see him in comedies, but because they made him look so awful. It’s no easy feat: Look at the guy normally! Granted, he’s playing a sleazy dude you wouldn’t want to touch with a ten-foot pole, but will it deter any of Farrell’s fans? Part of me doubts it: There have got to be some folks who, upon seeing that Horrible Bosses preview, thought to themselves, “Yep, still hot!”
I, for one, am guilty of still being attracted to stars when they go “ugly.” Exhibit A: Ryan Gosling during the present-day sequences in Blue Valentine. I know I’m not supposed to find him good-looking during this portion of the movie, but I just can’t help it. Even though he completely disappeared in his character and gave a stirring performance as a man whose marriage was crumbling, a part of me still knew the hotness that lurked underneath.
So, ‘fess up, PopWatchers: Which stars have you still found attractive even when they went “ugly” for a part? Kate Winslet in Little Children? Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball? Farrell in Horrible Bosses? Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? It’s okay, guys: This is a no-judgment zone!