Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Express Yourself: Celebrity Crushes

The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.

The question this week is: Who were your celebrity crushes when you were a teen?

Okay.  This is an interesting one, and parts of my answer prove that I was never the average sort of teen.  I vividly remember the first celebrity crush I ever had. I was in 5th grade.  Back in those days, I was an avid viewer of the show Sliders, and I developed a major crush on Jerry O'Connell.  What can I say?  He was a good looking guy, and he played a scientific genius.  That's the perfect combination for me!  If it were possible, I would have followed him through that vortex!

Quinn and the Professor from Sliders
Later on, when I was around 15, I ended up crushing on Johnny Depp.  This one isn't so odd, because I knew a couple other girls who had a thing for him too. Sure, I knew he was a little older than my mom, but come on!  He's handsome and talented!  I couldn't help myself!

Johnny Depp in From Hell.

These next two are dramatically older than me, but I will not apologize for them. They are handsome older men, and their talent is undeniable.

I have always had a thing for Patrick Stewart.  Maybe it's because I grew up watching him command the Enterprise.  As Picard, he's intelligent, diplomatic, and tough when he needs to be.  And as an actor, I cannot fault him.  He also has a delightful sense of humor.

Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard

The last celebrity crush I had as a teen is Morgan Freeman.  It might have something to do with his voice.  That voice demands attention.  He has a commanding presence, and he can portray any character in a believable way. He is just good at what he does.

Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact

Do you think I'm strange now?  If you do, that's okay.  I take pride in it.  Would it surprise you to learn that, in spite of my list containing many men who are significantly older than me, I actually married a man who is 1 year and 9 months younger than me?  I wonder what that says about me as a person.  Hmmm . . . 

Which celebrities did you have a crush on when you were a teen?


  1. Patrick Stewart! That is awesome.
    When I was a teen, I had a crush on Erin Gray who played Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers.

  2. That's easy: Susan Dey (from "The Partridge Family"), Maureen McCormick (from "The Brady Bunch"), Carol Wayne (the Tea Time Movie Lady from TheToinight Show), Sally Struthers (from "All in the Family") and Pam Grier ("Foxy Brown" and "Cleopatra Jones").

  3. Nice selection. I agree with you I fancied Jerry O'Connell in Sliders as well, but I was in my 20's so he didn't appear in my teen list ;P. Talking of geniuses I fanci(ied), Daniel from Stargate, both versions James Spader and Michael Shanks.

    And since my twin sister was Chairperson of the Star Trek Society at uni, I will admit a smidgen of a crush on Patrick Stewart too.