Whenever I think of the American boy next door who splits his time working part-time at the last operating Blockbuster and getting high in the loading docks behind the local Target, it’s usually Chris Messina’s face that works with that kinda bro. Chris stepped out on the Golden Globes red carpet with a new platinum blonde lewk. Admittedly, I looked at him and thought, “Who?” Alas, Twitter looked at him and blew off at both ends.
Chris went blond because he’s in the new Harley Quinn movie with the annoyingly long title that also goes by Birds Of Prey. The Margot Robbie-led flick explores the story of Harley, and I guess that story involves interacting with someone who could be a sultry furniture salesman in a Scandinavian country. This is a departure for those of us who are used to seeing him as the derpy dude in The Mindy Project, or the derpy dude in The Newsroom, or the derpy dude in Julie & Julia. Some people on Twitter lost their shit in a bad way for his blonde locks and said shit like, “I’m sure this is for a role but also OHMYGOD CHRIS MESSINA NO.” Others dragged poor Harry Potter into this mess:
Chris Messina just told me Hogwarts should never have admitted half-bloods?? pic.twitter.com/unxcVwYrjs
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) January 6, 2019
Not everyone hated the look, though. Others claim the blonde dip elevates Chris into the “hot Chris” line-up and said, “Blond Chris Messina could get IT.” Guilty moment: I forgot that Chris was in Julie & Julia, so praise be to this thirsty trick for reminding me of that:
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) January 7, 2019
Still, not everyone was popping a blonde boner for the new look, and some meanie on Twitter said Chris reminded them of “all of the gays I unfollowed on Instagram last year.” Psh, that’s not right! No card-carrying gay would have a blonde mop, brunette beard, AND leave some gray in. Neopolitan is an ice-cream flavor and not a facial hair lewk.