This week, Liv Tyler and Benedict Cumberbatch were spotted stepping out side by side at the movies, sending all the gossipy lips a’flappin’ about the possibilities of a strangely alluring Tolkien-genre romance. As photos of the pair have made the rounds, a representative said firmly that they are “not dating,” which could very well be the honest truth, but history has shown us that Hollywood reps say, “No no no!” even when their clients are caught red-handed against the kitchen counter screaming, “Yes ……yes …YES!” so their credibility is somewhat suspect. (PSA: the industry could fix that little conundrum by not being liars 80% of the time.)
For once, I’m rooting for one of these mostly specious rumors to be true, TRUEEEE,really true! A dalliance between Bond’s next villain/Sherlock/Smaug the dragon and Arwen sounds like fate if I’ve ever heard it, even if the logistics sound a little complicated. The two can unite and create a legion of talented attractive-for-some-reason-can’t-put-my-finger-on-it-weird-hot-face actors/actresses and nail down all the good roles for the next several decades while also singing and wearing four or five scarves—rock n’ roll, y’all.
Based on their pants alone it would be a match made in indie-cred heaven. I always like to see some nerd icons get ahead, and wouldn’t it be nice if they got ahead together? In short, the universe needs this to happen and if it isn’t happening already let’s get things going with a little wine and spaghetti.
Attention Liv and Benedict: Really, why not give it a whirl, just to be sure? We (well, I) support your potential compatibility. Team Livdict Cumblerler Beniv Tybatch! The name alone should keep you out of the papers! Matchmaker matchmaker make me a match!
Then again, Tyler and Cumberbatch are also rumored to be starring together in an upcoming movie about a one-night-stand so maybe they were just practicing their “chemistry” for “work.” Uh huh. Humph. BO-RING.