Talkback: Would Hanging Out With Your Least Favorite Movie Star Change Your Mind?

cagenic250.jpgYou may not love Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, or that two-bit scene-chewer Abigail Breslin, but would a chance encounter with the movie star you hate -- or an afternoon, a dinner, an evening -- change that judgment?

Deadline reports that The CW is picking up a reality series called H8R, which "pairs people with celebrities they absolutely detest." The pilot episode features Kim Kardashian, Snooki, and their haters, but we're concerned about the cinematic sector of celebrity: Would meeting your least favorite screen star change your mind about him or her (or his/her work)?

Luckily I reserve most of my h8rship for folks like Christina Aguilera, but if I had to pick a least favorite screen star, I'd go with -- and I'm already groaning -- Vince Vaughn. I bet in person he'd have an entertainer's complex and obsess over making me laugh, perhaps even by force. But I'd like that! I like people who care about making others laugh, even with dopey slapstick or stupid voices. I support anxious egotism in the name of comedy. I don't know if I love it enough to forgive Wedding Crashers, but I could see myself laying off the Vince Vaughn haterade after meeting the grumbling schmo in person.

What say you, Movieline hivemind? Could you be swayed by meeting your anti-idols?


  • Tenetria says:

    This idea is flawed, because the type of "h8r" who's willing to appear on TV is not the real deal. A true hater keeps it anonymous and obscene. Also, you know every episode's going to end with sensitive, acoustic "lesson music" while the hater and the celeb realize that they're not so different after all. I want them to get Khloe K. on there, though. I feel like she'd really make someone pay for the offhanded Sasquatch joke they made on Popeater.

  • Louis Virtel says:

    I think you can be a real h8r and appear on television, but just an inconsequential one. The worst h8rs are too busy making the HuffPost comment section what it is.
    Still, can't wait for Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland to appear on each other's episodes. Bring it, CW!

  • Brian says:

    Sign me up for the LeBron James ep.

  • Anonymous says:

    not really. Either you like their work or you don't. I think it'd be fun to talk to Nicolas Cage about acting, since I like him and because he's exceptionally good in the movies he cares about...even pretty good in the bad ones. Julia Roberts, Christiina Aguilera...pfft...who cares? I don't follow their work, wouldn't have anything to say to them.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Nah, I would most likely just punch them in the face and run like hell....

  • HwoodHills says:

    Let's be honest...The "stars" who're going to open themselves up to this kind of shame are going to be REALLY low on the "Star" scale.
    I assume it's going to be either E listers or reality "celebs".

  • Bradley Paul Valentine says:

    Isn't this normally called DOING PRESS? haha. Maybe not the "least favorite" part. But I can't help being annoyed at movie sites, all of them who had a great interview with one actor or director or other and ever after they're "friends of the site." And their projects get ridiculous amounts of coverage and NOT just glowing reviews as a free pass, but more like a defensive charge, especially at those trouble makers not towing the line. Dark Horizons is the only one I go to a lot where I can't think of this having happened.