Friday, May 30, 2008

My Weekend Crush

I’m shamelessly stealing this idea from Dorothy Surrenders, whose weekend crush this weekend is: Sara Ramirez, who was my weekend crush last week. Obviously, Dorothy expressed her love for Sara more eloquently than I did, but our message is the same: Sara is hot!!

You could consider this to be part 2 to last weekend’s crush. Brooke Smith plays the other half of Callica, resident heart surgeon Erica Hahn. Erica is uncompromised, tells both the Chief and McSteamy off and generally doesn’t like people she doesn’t know. But she’s made friends with Callie, for which tons of lesbians and Grey’s fans are grateful! I already posted this video, but in case you haven’t seen it yet, you should really check out this little interview with Brooke Smith about the first Callica kiss.

Brooke Smith appeared in The Silence of the Lambs and has guest-starred in numerous shows such as Weeds, Law & Order, Six Feet Under and Crossing Jordan (and many more). Smith was originally only cast as a guest-star in Grey’s Anatomy in five episodes in season 2 & 3 (2x25 – 2x27, 3x09 + 3x10). But, probably after Isaiah Washington got fired, the creators asked her back to become a series regular, starting from episode 4x05. She does an amazing job portraying the fierce, sometimes even rude Erica while still allowing her character to show her feelings – I especially loved the scene where Erica tells Callie she’s mad at her because she just disappeared on her, not because she’s sleeping with Sloan.

Brooke Smith has two daughters, 5-year-old Fanny and the adopted 7-months old Lucy. She has the most amazing blue eyes probably on TV right now, especially because she can put so much emotion into them. With her, I really have the feeling that the eyes are the windows to the soul (the pictures don’t do those eyes justice :-( ). What makes her even more crush-worthy in my eyes is that she has really great curly hair, which I totally dug! Even though the way the stylist styles her hair for Grey’s fits Erica’s character way better, I still love her curls!

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