A friend came over this weekend and said he and his 22 year old daughter had been discussing this for fun and, no shock, had completely different answers to the question: Who is the most attractive on-screen couple of all time?
His daughter felt it was impossible to beat Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
He, a 60 year old who watches old movies on TCM constantly, had argued for Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty in Splendor in the Grass.
I shook my head because Wood and Beatty, while both knockouts, can’t hold a candle–if you ask me–to Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, possibly the two most beautiful white people that ever lived. (They starred together only once in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.)
However, I asserted–and neither my friend nor my husband agreed with me but they of course are wrong–that the most beautiful on screen couple of all time is Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai–I first saw them in the Bollywood blockbuster Dhoom 2. They were so incandescently gorgeous it was distracting!
I asked my daughter–25–and she argued for Brangelina or Scott Eastwood and Taylor Swift–yes, this is a cheat–in Wildest Dreams.
My friend Laura suggested Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha in Sylvie’s Love. (I thought they were gorgeous but the film, a letdown.)
Obviously, the possibilities are endless and there’s no right answer. But it is fun to think about!
Who would you pick?