Twenty four minutes into this week’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, I stopped listening.
I don’t mean I turned it off. Pop Culture Happy Hour is one of my favorite podcasts. I listen to every minute, every week.
But this week my ears stopped listening about halfway through because, in a discussion of Woody Allen’s latest movie Blue Jasmine, Trey Graham said a magical name. Bobby Canavale.
Bobby Canavale is on my personal “A List” of actors.
His is one of those names that makes me say, “oh, I love him!” whenever I hear it. And then spend several long minutes thinking about all his great movies, television shows and performances.
Long minutes during which I apparently stop listening or paying attention to anything around me.
We all have a list of those actors, right? The ones where we make of a point of seeing every movie they’ve made or watch their tv shows over and over again. Or even make a special trip to Broadway to see their show.
My list is short, just six actors:
These actors are on my A List not because they get the biggest paychecks or they are the most recognizable.
They made the list because of their work on Broadway or because I admire the roles they choose or because they dedicated their Emmy to “all the fat girls” or just because they seem super cool and I want to hang out with them.
Who is on your personal A List?