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Asylum Should-Stars #9

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: Christy Carlson Romano

Best Known For: "Even Stevens," "Kim Possible," Wolvesbayne, Mirrors 2

Plays: girls-next-door, authoritative hotties, buxom victims.

Could Be Cast As: after definitively shedding her Disney-star image (and more) in Mirrors 2, CCR is primed for scream-queen status. I've always thought The Asylum needed a horror franchise, just a little three- or four-film paranormal bloodfest, and CCR would be the perfect Jamie Lee. But really, any late-20's heroine role that needs to be filled - a female Musketeer, a vacationing scientist who runs afoul a two-headed shark, a knight-ess templar - CCR could be your girl.

Name: Alex Winter

Best Known For: playing Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bogus Journey and the animated series; The Lost Boys, Freaked

Plays: dopey, fun-loving, gentle stoner types, but that was 20 years ago.

Could Be Cast As: at this point, it's a wide open field. i'd use him more in a Patrick Labyorteaux sense than a, say, Brian Krause sense, in that i'd make him the everyman caught up in catastrophe as opposed to the rugged, only-man-for-the-job authoritative type.
Name: Catherine Mary Stewart

Best Known For:  The Last Starfighter, Night of the Comet, Weekend at Bernie's

Plays: good girls flirting with going bad, fiercely independent types, playful and intelligent everywomen.

Could Be Cast As: the mother guarding a secret in a straight-up thriller, a maverick scientists whose controversial theories might just save the world from a massive creature/impending astronomical, environmental or climatological destruction, or a brash but brilliant military officer fending off alien invasion. CMS has that Debra Winger-versatility, that Sally Field-approachability, and that Mary Louise Parker

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