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:
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.
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
Tyler Labine, The New Chris Pratt
Matt Lowe, The New Tyler Labine