October 7, 2011
This math is going to blow your mind!
I’m really suprised The TV Addict hasn’t done a “Separated at Birth” post for Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper) from The Office & Colette Valois (Karine Vanasse) from Pan Am. I think they look so much alike!
After some quick math, I discovered what should be an unspoken backstory for Erin.
As we know, Erin was adopted & does not know who her biological mother is. Pan Am takes place in 1963. Are you following my train of thought???
We have to make some assumptions/take averages for this little excersie to work, but here we go!
- Pan Am takes place in 1963
- To be a Pan Am stewardess you have to be college educated & not over 32 years old. So, Colette is anywhere from 22-32 years of age.
- Erin is currently 29
If we put Colette at the mean age of stewardess age regulations, 27, she would be 75 in the year 2011. She could easily be Erin’s grandmother!
Yes. That just happened.
October 5, 2011
Anyone else notice a lot of Australian actresses crop up as main characters in the new shows this year? Here’s a rundown:
Rachael Carpani (Against the Wall)
Abby Kowalski. The Internal Affairs detective from a family of cops. Because who doesn’t love an Aussie playing a Chicagoan in what is suppsoed to be Chicago, but is obviously Toronto.
Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle)
Faye Chamberlain makes up 1/6 of the titular Circle & 1/2 of my new favorite couple.
Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels)
Another Abby! Abby Sampson. Former
Seattle Grace-Mercy West surgeon New York socialite really into burglary. Now an Angel.
Margot Robbie (Pan Am)
Laura Cameron. Newest Pan Am stewardess, Life magazine cover girl, & sister of the awesome Kate.
Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable)
Carrie Wells. The NY detective with hyperthymesia.
Side note: not really sure I like the Pops as a redhead.
Bonus: Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries)
It’s not a new show, but it is a new character! Claire Holt is back! Hooray! After her stint as Emily “Revolving Door” Fields’s girlfriend on Pretty Little Liars, she is now playing recent undead Undead & Original sister, Rebecca, on The Vampire Diaries. She gets to rock a British accent!
Another bonus involving Claire Holt? She & Phoebe Tonkin starred in the Australian show “H2O: Just Add Water” together.