It’s an established fact that we all love Emma Stone. She’s intelligent, funny, she doesn’t pander to the paparazzi, and she can sure as hell lip sync. Who wouldn’t want her as a best friend (with benefits?!)? I like to pretend we’d go out for dinner, talk about politics, get hella drunk, sing karaoke, stumble home drunk, and text each other as soon as we woke up the next afternoon. It would be simply perfection.
Now that I’ve established my pretend best friend, here are the other celebrities who would satisfy the various roles of my perfect alternate universe:
The Parental Figures
Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton
The duo seem pretty much as close as possible to the fictional Taylors. Kyle’s rougher around the edges than Coach, and Connie’s a bit more laid back than Tami, but the wisdom they both have is priceless.
The Cool Aunt and Uncle
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Megan would take me out for sushi and sneak me drinks (because in this specific scenario, I’d be underage). She’d listen to all my boy tales and give me tips on seducing crushes. Nick and I would build boats in his shop and talk about the best kind of wood for planing.
Lupita Nyong’o and Matthew McConaughey
Lupita would be my eager, super-good-at-everything younger sister and Matthew as the way laid back older brother. I’d love them…but also kind of hate them.
The Best Friends from Elementary School and High School, Respectively
Mindy Kaling and Zooey Deschanel
We would have a clothing swap night and watch ridiculous movies on cable TV while messing around with makeup and fall asleep with candy strewn everywhere.
The Rugged Boyfriend
Zach Gilford may have played heart-on-his-sleeve Matt Saracen, but did you know he’s a big outdoors guy in real life? Nothing makes me swoon more than a man who knows how to climb mountains in foreign countries…and worked at the Alamo Freeze.
Party Girl Friend
I wouldn’t be afraid to throw up in front of her.
Nadia Chaudhury dreams about a world where she could go camping with Nick Offerman and Zach Gilford.