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?