The line about Alex having chemistry with a doorknob is just a funny one I read over in the comments section of the Latina blog. It seems a good number of Alex fans are popping up over there to protest Alex being called “What’s His Name”. It was also implied that casting JLo with Alex was a sure fire way to sabotage JLo’s career. That had me a little hot under the collar since I am of the opinion that Alex is the best thing about this new movie that will be called The Backup Plan. If Alex can drum up chemistry with a door knob all I can say is “Well, let’s hope so.”
I think Alex fans know that Alex has had rockin chemistry with his other female costars. He brings out the best in them. It got me thinking about my favorite Alex co-star and it may surprise you that it is not “Beth” aka Sophia Myles. Who did you like Alex with? Here are some possibilities:
Will and Mary (Alex & Romola Garai) – They played husband and wife in The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant and I really liked this pairing because we got to see the fatherly, caregiver, provider side of Alex. Right from the beginning he sees something special in Mary, even though she is pregnant with another man’s child. When they get to the penal colony they team up to take care of each other and they get married. Will acts as though he doesn’t want to get married but it was a little too easy to talk him into it. Will raises Mary’s oldest daughter as his own and he even allows Mary to take up with another man (an officer) so that they can escape. He loves her so much that he allows her to betray him in that fashion. Lucky for Will, Mary knows she has a keeper and their love story was one of the most touching ones I have seen on screen.
Mick and Beth (Alex & Sophia Myles) of Moonlight– This is the romance most will think when they think of Alex. He is the sexy vampire PI and she is a curious reporter. They have a history since he saved her life when she was little and he felt protective of her ever since. Despite having amazing chemistry they can’t seem to commit to their feelings for each other, always letting other people or extenuating circumstances get in their way. They also have the immortal versus mortal conundrum to face but one thing is for sure. They could be and would be totally devoted to each other if they made that leap. In many ways Mick seemed younger and more vulnerable with Beth. He was sometimes awkward and unsure of himself when around her…like the first love of a teenager. It was adorable and heart warming at the same time.
Mick and Coraline – (Alex and Shannyn Sossaman) of Moonlight – This is actually my favorite pairing. I realize that may rub some MickBeth fans the wrong way, LOL. I love Coraline and Mick together! I love the heat and the total reckless abandon they have when together. Of course that type of love may be big trouble but it is incredibly fun to watch. Some of my favorite moments on the entire show where when they kissed. I know that Mick didn’t want to kiss Coraline but he couldn’t help himself…he was so drawn to her in some sort of primitive animalistic desire.
I was actually kind of disappointed in Mick’s character when he allowed Coraline to be abducted by her brother and not go after her. She sacrificed herself to save him and he kinda said “Oh well”. I was hoping for more of Mick and Coraline in future seasons.
So who do you think Alex had the best chemistry with?