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7 Actors TV Would Like You To Forget Are Actually Really Good Looking

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | February 19, 2013 | Comments ()


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Naomi Grossman as Pepper on "American Horror Story": One of the most impressive things Ryan Murphy did this season on "American Horror Story" has to do with the transformation of the completely lovely Naomi Grossman into the truly freakish "pinhead" Pepper. Here's how she looked on the show:
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And all dolled up:
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Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer on "Parks & Recreation": Chris Patt's Andy didn't start out looking so terrible. In the first few seasons, the beard was under control and the baseball tees and plaid shirts were not nearly as unflattering. But since he started working in the office not only has he started wearing those hideous yellow short-sleeved dress shirts, but the neck beard is completely out of control.
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Lest you forget, however, Pratt CAN look like this.
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Natalia Tena as Osha in "Game Of Thrones": Die-hard Harry Potter fans already know that Tena (aka Tonks) cleans up real nice. And she's not supposed to be completely devoid of attractive qualities on "Game Of Thrones." Heck, it was her slammin', historically inaccurate hairless body that got the little lordlings away to safety. However, she is a Wildling and does sort of look like she's been combing her hair with a rabid badger.
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For reference, when she uses a comb, she looks like this. Also, sidebar, I just found out she was the tough teenager in About A Boy. This here is someone definitely worth singing Mystikal to.
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Adam Driver as Adam on "Girls": In this week's episode, Adam Driver's character referred to himself and Alex Karpovsky as "weird looking." I'm not going to argue on behalf of Karpovsky (lovely actor though he is). I will, however, contend that Adam Driver is actually a really good looking man and that the scraggly facial hair and near constant state of undress are meant to distract you from that fact.
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But, oh, he cleans up very nice.
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Sophie McShera as Daisy on "Downton Abbey": Sweet little Daisy is, without a doubt, the mousiest little maid (begging your pardon, assistant cook) on the kitchen. Constantly out-shined and over-looked this past season, the writers would have us believe that Sophie McShera would escape notice.
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Uh, not looking like this she wouldn't.
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Jason Mantzoukas as Rafi in "the League": This one isn't all on "The League," Jason Mantzoukas, one of the funniest men on the planet, walks around with a great big bushy beard at all times.
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That beard, however, obscures the fact that Mantzoukas looks like Tony Goldwyn fell asleep in the tanning bed. In other words presidentially hot.
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Jack Huston as Richard Harrow on "Boardwalk Empire": Harrow wears a wee little Phantom of the Opera half mask to hide the fact that he's had half his face blown off. He's a deeply damaged character who feels freakish and unlovable.
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But, you know, Jack Huston is one of those Hustons. The ridiculous good looks run in the family.
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  • pam

    No, Adam Driver the person is actually weird looking. Adam the character is especially disgusting.

  • Strand

    Dante Fiero, sorry, Dennis Feinstein cleans up real nice.

  • Daisy.

    Please.

  • chriso

    You do know that tons of people were hot for Chris Pratt already, right?

  • Nat Kittyface

    There's probably some kind of deep and meaningful comment to be left here about how strongly we associate beauty with wealth (not entirely counting Pepper, since there was prosthetic face-altering involved there), to the point where the same exact actors just stripped of hair and makeup and high-end clothes suddenly go from beauty ideals to nothing special, but Zzzzzz bedtime someone else can handle it.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    What struck me wasn't how attractive they "really" are but how professional lighting, make-up, hair and photoshop can make everyone glamorous.

  • PaddyDog

    It's not so much that the TV wants us to believe McShera is physically unattractive as that it wants us to believe she is so dumb and gullible that one would be better off dating a brick wall. Remember the quija board?

  • Mr. E

    How the hell do you not have Thesy Surface for her portrayal of Margaret McPoyle on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"?
    You'd never believe she looked like that in real life.

  • JoannaRobinson

    Because I don't watch It's Always Sunny. BUT DAMN.

  • L.O.V.E.

    ?????.!!!?.!?!?!
    Ahh, Goddammit, Joanna!

  • pumpkin

    No Way!!!

  • Bodhi

    I actually prefer Jason Manzoukas with a beard, albeit a tamed one. He really is one of the funniest guys out there & I would definitely use a hall pass to hit that

  • Steph

    Chris Pratt looks exactly the same in the second picture, he just has abs.

  • GAH, Adam Driver is still scary looking.

    WHAT is with this place and the lizard people?! SAY NO TO LIZARD PEOPLE.

  • kirbyjay

    I agree. The Cumberbatch love. The man is a lizard

  • jeannebean

    My bed is a lizard-friendly zone - come one, come all!

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Is the guy British? Pajiba loves its lumpy headed Brits.

  • Anna von Beav

    DOWNVOTE.

    Lizard people need love too, FIGGY. GAHD.

  • HA!

    I'm gonna downvote you anyway.

  • John W

    I can't believe Huston isn't a bigger star.

    It's amazing what he's able to do on Boardwalk considering half of his face is covered by a mask.

  • When I saw him in that damn beer commercial, I was like "WTF is HE doing in a COMMERCIAL?"

  • pajiba

    The crazy thing is that he's not wearing a mask; it's all visual FX. http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/...

  • F'mal DeHyde

    The damaged face is FX, his mask is not. You can see him physically holding it in his hand. In any case, he does an amazing job with half his face.

  • John W

    I did not know that.

  • lowercase_ryan

    this is the Naomi Grossman pic to use.

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm28...

  • dagnabbit

    Indeed. Pajiba...if you are trying to convince me someone is sexy, try to find a picture where they are NOT handling raw liver.

  • Brooke the Replicant

    I got snagged on that Chris Pratt photo for a good while.

  • Alice

    The dolled up Naomi Grossman still looks freakish and alien.

  • Anna von Beav

    I am sort of completely in love with Adam Driver. His eyes are beautiful, he's got a fantastic mouth, and I love his big sticky-outy ears. LOVE THEM. Plus, I'm all about tall and lanky. Always have been.

  • firedmyass

    Where were gals kike you in High School? or College? OR NOW!!

  • firedmyass

    GAH!... "like," obvs...

  • InternetMagpie

    He's too old for you!

  • Anna von Beav

    EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE.

  • Puddin

    Damn, Raffi's so hot he'd look fine even with the vinegar strokes.

  • pumpkin

    "You a light sleeper?"

  • Arran

    GATTACA! GATTACA!

  • BWeaves

    Naomi Grossman is a Gelfling in real life.

  • pajiba

    That is not Sophie McShera. That's Jane Levy's British sister. YOU CANNOT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.

  • L.O.V.E.

    And here I thought she was the British Leighton Meester.

  • InternetMagpie

    That's EXACTLY what I thought, too.

  • Sirilicious

    Oh my, seeing Naomi Grossman dolled up is not a lot less freaky than seeing her as Pepper. Just a different type of freaky.
    There's better pics of her if you want to point out the difference, like this one http://bit.ly/VldVNF

  • Yeah, seriously. She's model pretty.

  • Sirilicious

    QUite unconventional but still (a lot) better than that dolled up pic: http://bit.ly/YEsBan

  • ZombieMrsSmith

    It might just be that I am old, but I feel extremely uncomfortable seeing iPhone mirror shots of practically nekkid people showing off their bods in bathrooms. Famous or not, It just feels skeevy to me.

  • atoz15

    haha i was shocked when i originally saw this photo bc Chris Pratt seems like the most self deprecating/hilarious person. but then i found out that he showed the pic while being a guest on Conan sooo im sure there was some sort of humor/sarcasm involved

  • lowercase_ryan

    No, old is when you find yourself critiquing their toilet paper. Seriously though Chris, you can afford double rolls.

  • muertemaria

    I totally agree with you. All I end up doing is looking at the rest of their bathroom and wondering why you don't have a place to put extra toilet paper.

  • Slash

    LOL, this.

    People, would you go to Walmart and get one of those $10 mirrors to hang on the back of a door and take those pics in your bedroom, at least? And clean up a little, for fuck's sake, we don't need to see your unwashed laundry and unmade bed. I know people take pics in the bathroom because it's the only room with a giant mirror in it, but still. Can't you zoom with an iPhone? So zoom that motherfucker and crop out everything but the good stuff. The Internet thanks you.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I'm old, I'm not skeeved out by those kind of photos and I didn't notice anything about the bathroom but I did notice his impressive bulge.

  • VonnegutSlut

    Maybe it's just me, but that bathroom screams, "hotel room." The art above the tub, the perfectly hung hand towels & its blandness in general just doesn't strike me as the type of place Mr. Pratt & Anna Faris would live.

    But, then again, what do I know?

  • Bert_McGurt

    I think you're on to something. The towel rack itself is a particular hotel-ish feature.

  • emmelemm

    Jack Houston is HAWT.

  • Jill

    In one ep of the show his character looked at a picture of himself in his military uniform. You know, one of those classic b&w pics with the perfect lighting. And hot muthaf***ing damn, he was breathtaking.

  • Dude! Daisy!!!

  • Bea Pants

    Carson's head might actually explode.

  • RudeMorgue

    Not sure if something can be called "historically inaccurate" when it appears in a fantasy world that has no relationship to, you know, "history."

  • BWeaves

    " . . . historically inaccurate hairless body . . . " doesn't go along with matted hair that stands up about 6 or 7 inches above her head. If the rest of her body is hairless, I would feel safe saying that she would have pretty thin straight hair that's plastered down to her skull from grease. I have a very hairy body, and I haven't combed my hair in over a year (it's very curly, so this is the best way to keep it looking good), and even I can't get my hair to stand up like that without seriously stiff hair products.

  • e jerry powell

    Like Aqua Net! Drag-tested!

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