Bleats

Never Forget: A Marvel Star Once Flogged Phone Sex To Lonely Singles In Your Area

Gotta pay the bills before becoming an Avenger.

Before the roster of Marvel superstars got to where they were now, all of them had to go through periods where they took on questionable jobs.

Chris Hemsworth cleaned breast pumps before getting on shows like Home & Away, Paul Rudd starred in some crazy Hong Kong action movie where he butchered Cantonese as a language, and Chris Evans was the hunky face of a cringy 90s board game.

But those hold no candle to what Evangeline Lilly did early in her career. Before suiting up as the Wasp, she was – *drum roll* – flogging phone sex to lonely singles in your area.

Wait what?

Evangeline was doing a bunch of ads and small TV bits before she made it big on Lost. One of those ads was for a service called Live Links, which is basically a phone sex line for all those local singles in your area.

If that all sounds cringy, well you’d be more than right. Between the forced smiles, awful dialogue and scenes where she’s definitely, absolutely enjoying speaking to some lonely single person on the phone, the 2003 ad is simply terrible in the best way possible.

Look, when you’re a struggling actor who’s struggling to pay the bills, you’re in no position to be picky with jobs.

And besides, you gotta put food on the table before the Avengers come calling, even if it means getting paid to be in a cheesy phone sex ad.

Paul Rudd And Jennifer Aniston Are The Tip Of The Rumoured Celeb Couple Iceberg We Forgot About

Wonder if Phoebe knows.

You learn a lot of new things everyday when you trawl the internet as part of your job. Apparently the original version of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy involved plane crashes and killer orangutans. Go figure.

Anyway, the latest thing to catch my attention is the rumour that Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston were a couple back in the day. Yeah, I was surprised too.

Before Paul became Phoebe’s squeeze on Friends, he and Jennifer starred together in the 1998 romcom The Object of my Affection. Rumour has it that the pair grew close during the filming of that movie and dated for a bit. Is there truth to this rumour or is it something people made up?

Naturally I had to investigate this further because it just seems so unexpected and yet it also kind of makes sense on paper. After some digging around, I discovered that Paul and Jennifer were both already in relationships when they filmed The Object of my Affection, just not with each other.

Sorry to disappoint.

Jennifer was apparently dating Tate Donovan while Paul was with his now-wife Julie Yaeger and has been since 1995. Just to put a kibosh on the rumour that the pair were an item, Gossip Cop reached out to Jennifer’s rep about the rumour and got a polite “no they did not date”.

There you go, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston did not in fact date in the 90s. I’m actually kind of disappointed about this because the rumour originally blew my mind and I had a bunch of Friends jokes lined up that I had to scrap.

Just a little.

I’m willing to bet that this is something Paul and Jennifer laugh over whenever they find themselves working on projects together. We’ll probably never know the truth but hey, this whole rumour thing was a fun ride while it lasted.

Mark Wahlberg Should Worry His Dodgy Past Instead Of Regretting His Movie Choices

If you're going to regret your movie choices, at least go with something believable like Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Everyone has regretted something they’ve done or said in the past, whether it’s folding instead of scrunching, accidentally sending an embarrassing message, or listening to a heap of Elvis Presley before realising what a creep he was.

For Mark Wahlberg, he regrets being in Boogie Nights. You know, the critically-acclaimed Paul Thomas Anderson film that is considered a classic and gave him his big dramatic break in Hollywood.

He says it’s all because of his Catholic faith and how he doesn’t want to explain to his kids why he’s in a film about porn. Uh huh. Well this excuse isn’t quite up there with flat earthers defending their beliefs but not too far off it either.

Look Mark, we all regret some of the work we’ve done in the past but perhaps you should worry about your past choices than your movie roles. Let’s list some of them, shall we?

Remember that time you beat up two Vietnamese men while shouting racist slurs at them?

Or the times when you thought it was a good idea to throw rocks at black children while chanting “kill the n******”?

What about when you decided to fracture your neighbour’s jaw in an attack that was completely unprovoked?

That was a few decades ago when you were a younger man and I’d like to think you would’ve grown up a bit since then since you’ve got kids and found Jesus. But then you just had to try and get that 2014 pardon for your past convictions.

Nothing screams redemption than trying to get formal public recognition that you’re a good person while highlighting that it is possible to erase your dodgy past if you’re a wealthy white man.

Bold strategy, champ. At least you had the decency to drop the request… two years later.

Maybe stick to things like making weird comments about how you think you could’ve stopped 9/11, glorifying recent tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing by making films about them and inserting yourself as the (fictional) hero character, or making shows like Entourage, Ballers and Wahlburgersas some kind of wish fulfillment fantasy.

And if you just had to regret a movie role you did in the past, at least make it somewhat believable like Transformers: Age of Extinction or Ted 2 and not a movie that consistently makes “greatest films of all time” lists.

#Trending

Show More Show Less

Follow Us