Monday, August 02, 2010

MOANday: Paul Bettany

As many of you noticed, last week was completely and totally hectic. National Conference is over and we are on our way home. But I wanted to leave everybody with some yummy eye candy for today! MoanDay is a must, no matter where the Playfriends are!

I recently celebrated my wedding anniversary, and the hubby that knows me so well came home with a dozen deep peach roses, a card, and a horror movie. :) We spent the evening curled up on the couch watching Legion (on another day we truly celebrated our anniversary by getting our first ever tattoos, but that’s another post). Having only seen Paul Bettany as the villain in The DaVinci Code, I was fascinated with his persona as Michael, an angel of God.


Did I mention my recent fascination with tattoos? (My husband’s looks so hot on his arm… but I digress…)


He’s also played historical characters, such as Dr. Stephen Maturin in Master and Commander beside Russell Crowe.

Then there was his role in Wimbledon (never saw it, but from the looks of this picture, I should pick it up from Netflix…)

As I mentioned earlier, he plays the albino, misguided villain in The DaVinci Code. And is still sexy in a creepy, driven sort of way.

Whatever he’s playing, I think Paul Bettany has the potential to be sexy and intense… just how I like my heroes!

So delight in this piece of beauty while I’m dragging myself through the Orlando airport. Enjoy!


P.S. Don't forget to join this month's contest, which is a bag o' conference goodies that I'm bringing home just for one lucky winner! Check out the blog sidebar to enter.

Coming Soon!
This Friday, August 6, we welcome author Natalie Anderson, and next Monday, August 9th, we get to enjoy a visit from my fellow Ruby Sister, Autumn Jordan. I hope y'all will join us for these special guests.


Playground Monitor said...

I've never seen him in anything but The DaVinci Code but he portrayed the character perfectly (I'd read the book before seeing the movie).

I dragged through the airport yesterday and had a four-hour combination mechanial and weather delay. I am feeling bedraggled today (and that's the nice way of saying it). ::grin::

Problem Child said...

But this is nice to wake up to!

gigi said...

Don't forget Paul played Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger.
That is when I first fell for him.

I saw him in Legion and I thought he was a good Archangel .
I have a copy of Wimbledon.

Paul also does the voice of Jarvis in The Iron Man movies

And if you haven't seen The Young Victoria you need to rent it. He plays Lord Melbourne.

Glad to see everyone made it back form Orlando in one piece.

Jane said...

I can't wait to see him in "Priest," but it doesn't come out until next year.

robertsonreads said...

Welcome back ladies. Loved the pictures I've seen so far.
I've not actually seen this guy in anything, as I am not a big movie watcher. So what some surprise eye candy. Very good choice.

Katherine Bone said...

Yes, he was great in A Knight's Tale!

And double yes! He was fantastic in Master & Commander and The Young Victoria. Does my love for the historical show? LOL!

Angel said...

Sorry I didn't get to respond yesterday, ladies! By the time I made it home, it was late, and the kiddios were not about to let me escape to the computer, even if my tired body would have let me.

I'm glad y'all enjoyed Paul. I'll definitely have to check out the other movies with him. Thanks!