Hey y’all! We’re debuting a new series called “We Have a Crush.” Yeah, it’s pretty straightforward…we got a thirst and WE going to tell you about it. Since it’s “Star Wars” day, AKA May the 4th Be With You, we thought we’d have some fun with the characters from “Star Wars” that light up our Millennium Falcon.
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
More like Poe DAMNeron, am I right!?
True Fact: Oscar Isaac is perhaps the biggest crush that this reviewer has ever had. That classic profile, those dark locks, those *swoon* bedroom eyes. Oscar Isaac is probably the only celebrity out there that can warm my hard-ass heart into a giggly, schoolgirl puddle. Poe Dameron is the perfect display of all that’s sexy about Oscar.
He’s the hot-shot, X-wing pilot with a heart of gold…and a wild streak. Poe is the classic bad boy that flies off half-cocked, but also has a sweet and tender side. (And the fact that Oscar Isaac plays the part with such fluid sensuality is just a cherry on top of one HOT fudge sundae!)
Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa
A moment of silence for one of the most dazzling stars in this galaxy and any galaxy far, far away.
Leia is the ultimate babe. I mean, who can ever forget that iconic chain metal bikini? She could even make Cinnabon hair look hot! Carrie Fisher is an iconic beauty, no doubt, but the life she gave to Leia was so magnetic and made an instant icon for film lovers everywhere. EVERYONE is in love with Leia on some level. Leia was all leader and all woman. A princess in the streets and an ass-kicking space general in the sheets!
Harrison Ford (and Alden Ehrenreich!) as Han Solo
Admittedly, I’m partial to the original but I can’t keep my (figurative) hands off either of these Hans! Like Poe Dameron, Han Solo is the daredevil bad boy with a sweet side. He’s adventurous and rough around the edges, but is one hell of a kisser! I’ll take a ride on his Millennium Falcon ANY DAY.
Harrison Ford brings the rugged good looks that absolutely make Han Solo the Force to be reckoned with that he is today. Ehrenreich is much more of a pretty boy, but the “Hail Caesar” star has a certain boyish charm that just might channel the smirking smuggler.
Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn
So…Qui-Gon is one of those guys we should end up with after we’ve dated all the bad boys. He’s noble, loyal and makes the half-up hair style pretty sexy on the handsome Liam Neeson. He was our first older crush that you don’t want to admit to. I mean…I’ll be his apprentice so he can teach me a thing or two! 😉
Hayden Christenson as Anakin Skywalker
Oh, Anakin. You’re breaking our hearts with that ‘good guy with good intentions and easy on the eyes’ package. Don’t we all fall for an Anakin or two in our lifetimes? You can’t help but fall for Anakin, played by the pretty boy newcomer Hayden Christenson, delivering those awful, cheesy lines. But let’s get real: we would’ve eaten them all up and been knocked up with twins, even if our baby daddy had some issues that foreshadowed a not-so-happy-ending! We feel your pain, Padma.
Donald Glover as Young Lando Calrissian
You know you got that swag, when you’ve only seen the trailer and people be calling for a standalone movie about your solo adventures. Yeah, we see you Lando, played by Donald “I can do anything” Glover. Seriously, he’s amazing at everything he does, which puts his portrayal of young Lando Calrissian on this list. Look at that smile – you know he’s up to no good, and I want to be right by his side while we go get into some trouble.
Who did we miss? Let us know which “Star Wars” character makes you swoon in the comments below!
Caitlin is a lean, mean writing machine based in Austin, TX. Her love of film began when she was shown “Rosemary’s Baby” way too early in life. Bylines include The Financial Diet and Film Inquiry. Caitlin is a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics and the Women Film Critics Circle.