What a great subject for MCW by the MRM. I had to think about this one for a while. There are some great romantic comedies out there. When Harry Met Sally, for example. But, is it Billy Crystal that I would want to star with? No. Sleepless in Seattle? Great movie, but Tom Hanks isn’t “my” leading man. Some of the oldies/goodies like Teacher’s Pet with Doris Day and Clark Gable? Yes, maybe to Gable, but then again, not so much at that time of his life. And all those Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies – great romantic comedies but ixnay on starring with Rock Hudson, or Tony Randall for that matter but he was funny in all those movies. Who knew that he wasn’t the gay one in real life? Or poor Mel Gibson for that matter, even before he went all Mad Max in real life.
So, here’s the best choice for me to star with in a romantic comedy: Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary. Collin Firth. Nice boys don’t kiss that way. Oh yes, they do …….
P.S. I can tell you right now that my husband would most likely select Meg Ryan. And probably in her “You’ve Got Mail” or “Sleepless in Seattle” phase.