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Tyler Labine Is The New Chris Pratt

14 Apr

On Tuesday night I went to see the movie The Boss. Melissa McCarthy looked to take a turn back to the hilarious and Kristen Bell can do no wrong in my books.

What I didn’t realize was that Canada’s most important sea-faring sidekick, Tyler Labine (Jimmy Farrell) played Bell’s love interest.

As I sat getting charmed by Labine I realized it. He is the new Chris Pratt.  I had the same ah ha! moment about Chris Pratt in Zero Dark Thirty. One minute they were adorable funny guys that you may not think twice about, the next certified studs. This isn’t just about looks. The characters they played were not set up to be the winners. Not until now.

I tweeted my revelation and this happened:

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I’ve accepted this challenge but I refused to take it lightly. I’m not just going for lookalikes here. This person had to be the complete package.

48 hours have passed and as I sat watching the Jays game thinking about the type of snack I’d request if I were in the dugout, I realized who it was. (PS My dugout snack would be a bag of popcorn with  Skittles mixed in it.)

Before I reveal who I landed on, first let me take a moment to explore some bizarre connections I’ve uncovered while doing my research.

When I finished school and moved back to Vancouver I took to doing extra work in movies and TV shows to make some extra cash. My first extra role was in the Diablo Coady movie Jennifer’s Body. I was a little to wrapped up in Adam Brody to know Chris Pratt was also in the same film.

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Flash forward to a couple of weeks later, I worked on a show called Reaper starring none other than Tyler Labine! This particular fact was not lost on me at the time of filming. Unfortunately no photographic evidence of that cameo is available at this time but trust that it happened.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get back to the matter at hand. WHO IS THE NEW TYLER LABINE?!

I present you with, Matt Lowe. Matt Lowe played “Meatball” in Hart of Dixie. Meatball went from affable yokel to winning the the lust of Bluebell’s finest Belle, Lemon Breeland. They had a steamy affair that she kept secret, but even Lemon knew the potential. The show ended and the next thing I know he’s in a Milkbone commercial acting as an adorable doggy Dad. Consider me sold.

Much like the forefathers to come before him, he’s got a sense of humour, piercing eyes, and a smile that will make your heart melt.

Hang tight Meatball, you’ll be a leading man before you know it.

See the succession below. I dare you to disagree.

Chris Pratt, The Original Chris Pratt

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Tyler Labine, The New Chris Pratt

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Matt Lowe, The New Tyler Labine

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Scott Vickaryous aka Max Ballard – The Bee’s Knees

13 Jun

Left to Right: Scott Vickaryous, Tyler Labine, Ryan Gosling, Kyle Alisharan

We are so excited to have been able to catch up with Scott Vickaryous, who most of you know as the super-stud Max Ballard from Breaker High. Scott gives us the inside scoop on his life, but be warned, his answers might just crush some of your teeny-bopper dreams.

TNTS: All right, Scott, we want to know about you. Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself, your past and where you are now? Do you have pets, siblings, etc.?

Scott: I’m living in Vancouver right now and grew up around Western Canada as a kid, but mainly Alberta, in a little town called Sherwood Park. I have an older sister with two great nephews and a third on the way!! I also have a deaf pitbull named Libby.

TNTS: Many of us remember you from Breaker High and were insanely jealous that your character got to go to high school on a boat. What was being on set of Breaker High really like? And where was it filmed?

Scott: Breaker High…we were on a boat for one day shooting stock footage while they cleaned the cruise ship as it was in the Vancouver port. Otherwise we filmed in a warehouse in Burnaby…LOL! Being on set was a lot of fun for all the cast as it was basically the first big thing any of us had done, so we got a real chance to bond as friends who were experiencing something together for the first time.

TNTS: Do you get seasick?

Scott: Haha! No, I don’t get seasick as I’m originally from Vancouver Island and spent a lot of time on the ocean as a kid.

TNTS: Have you stayed in touch with any of your castmates from Breaker High?

Scott: We try to stay in touch as much as we can, but sometimes life makes that difficult as we are all spread out all over the place now.

TNTS: Did you cry when you saw The Notebook?

Scott: I totally cried!!! When I saw how much better Ryan’s beard was than mine it put me into a deep deep depression!!

TNTS: Who do you hope to work with in the future?

Scott: There’s many actors I would hope to work with, but unfortunately there are never any guarantees. But if I had to choose… I’d like to work with a friend of mine and fellow Canadian, Brendan Fletcher.

TNTS: Favourite co-star of all time?

Scott: My favorite co-star was Annie Hathaway on Get Real. We worked a lot together and she was just a sweetheart and incredibly talented.

TNTS: We know that you play men’s hockey with one of our favourite TNTS friends, Jared Keeso. What position do you play in hockey?

Scott: I normally play the wing in hockey but really will play wherever…actually, when Jared is on the ice I seem to play defence alot as I always have to cover for him. (He thinks he’s a forward sometimes)!!! I also try to annoy as many people on the ice as possible!

TNTS: What are the best perks about playing Max that have carried into your adult life?

Scott: The best perks about playing Max are the memories I had from that time. I know that may sound cliched but it’s true.

TNTS: If you could live anywhere else in the world where would it be?

Scott: There are three cities I would love to live in…London, NYC and Montreal.

TNTS: Favourite place to shop?

Scott: My favorite place to shop is Trader Joes…Lots of good cheap wine!!

TNTS: Tell us what you think are the Bee’s Knees.

Scott: The Bee’s Knees in LA would be Paquito Mas, in Vancouver Section 3, in Calgary my Mom’s!

TNTS: OK! From here we’re going to go James Lipton style on you. Ready…go:

Favourite word? Spatula

Least favourite word? Can’t

Turn-ons? No make-up

Turn-offs? Rudeness

Favourite sound? Laughter

Least favourite sound? Chalkboard scratching

Favourite curse word? Fuck

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Archaeology

What profession would you not like to attempt? Sports agent…they are slimy

If Heaven exists, what would you like God to say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Let’s grab a beer!”