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Asylum Should-Stars #6

Here at Committed, I'm always looking for ways to prolong my love affair with Asylum blogging. I've done inmate profiles - spotlights on Asylum personnel - and I've done pitches - shameless attempts to get hired in marketing/development - but now, I'm melding the best of these features into one, amalgamated column: the awkwardly-named Asylum Should-Stars, in which I present actors/actresses/other cultural figures I think would make lovely additions to the Asylum's stable of performers. More mindless fun to wile away your workday! Let's dive right in, shall we?

Name: Maria Pitillo

Best Known For: Godzilla, Chaplin, "Providence," Dear God

Plays: beautifully-frazzled, charmingly-flawed, sweet-as-summertime leading ladies next door, crosses between the fun work of Audrey Hepburn and the restrained work of Lucille Ball.

Could Be Cast As: to her credit, Ms. Pitillo wasn't bad in Godzilla, the movie just, you now, sucked. I still think she's perfect for any female scientist in any sort of creature feature or sci-fi flick. Or maybe the beleaguered wife in a horror film, not a slasher flick, but something more classically-themed, perhaps...

Name: Jason Lewis

Best Known For: being the only man to tame the most ruthless cougar ever known, Kim Cattrall's "Samantha" on "Sex & the City," as well as the Mary Lambert film The Attic

Plays: rudely good-looking men. 

Could Be Cast As: a rudely good-looking small-tow sheriff, controversial paleontologist, outspoken big-game trapper, rogue environmental crusader, slick and evil suit or concerned father of a paranormally-influenced teen.

Name: Anneliese van der Pol

Best Known For: playing Raven-Symone's ditsy best friend on "That's So Raven!" Duh. Ooh, also, the upcoming "Shalom Sesame," which is, well, this.

Plays: good-hearted, genuinely sweet, slapstick-ish and well-meaning ditzes. 

Could Be Cast As: I say it's time we elevate Ms. van der Pol away from the kids stuff - she is 26, after all - and get her in a slasher flick, or a possession flick (at least the Anneliese part would have been true), a good, old-fashioned ghost story or something that has her outside her comfort zone. To me, she's got "Scream Queen" written all over her. In glitter.

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