AfterEllen.com Huddle: Reunions We’d Like to See

Some stars just have such chemistry together that would watch them do anything as long as it was with each other. It’s not as often as we’d like for some people, though, and so we took the opportunity to suggest which actors we’d die to see in a movie or show with one another again. Please.

Erika Star: Pretty sure this response cements that fact that I’ve been creeping on the cougars recently, but the first two ladies came to mind were two of my first crushes- Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. I’d like to revisit days of yore now that I am more likely to pick up on the subtle lez nuances that were underlying Fried Green Tomatoes. Come to think of it, there’s still time for a lesbian storyline on Weeds.

Heather Hogan: Julie Andrews and Kristen Wiig. I know, right? You’re like, “Whaaaat?” But yes, Andrews and Wiig were co-(voice)stars in Despicable Me. (Which, by the way, was an adorable little animated film that always gets overlooked because Dreamworks released How to Train Your Dragon that same year, and no one — not even Pixar — was going to be able to compete with that kind of magic.)

Anyway. They didn’t share any screentime together in Despicable Me, but what if they could? What if Kristen Wiig wrote a movie that starred Julie Andrews? You don’t even need to know what it’s going to be about. You don’t even need to see a trailer. Or a poster. Or film stills. All you need to know is Wiig and Andrews: United.

Mia Jones: I want to choose a weird one only because I imagine anything they would do together at this point would be along the terribly awful and therefore must-watchable lines. I’m talking Nancy McKeon and Lisa Whelchel. Blair and Jo together again.

According to IMDB, Lisa is now home teaching her children with no plans to return to acting; released a book about child discipline in 2000, works with her husband who is an associate pastor in the Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California. Nancy is “officially retired from acting and is living in Austin, Texas with her husband Marc Andrus and is concentrating on raising her two kids the traditional way and being a housewife.”

Before reading what Nancy’s been up to, I was going to say they should go on Wife Swap. Now they’d probably end up on the Joel Osteen Show – which is actually highly unwatchable. I retract my earlier statement unless some kind of wives are being swapped.

Bridget McManus: Maria Bello and her Prime Suspect fedora. Hats are feminine, right?

Emily Hartl: Jane Lynch and Jennifer Coolidge (Best In Show). It’s only right since at the films end they launch a lesbian specific dog magazine together. I mean, I really want to see how that played out. “We like to talk — and not talk.”

Grace Chu: Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow. Their dance with Alan Cumming to Cyndi Lauper‘s “Time After Time” in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is the best thing I’ve ever seen onscreen. That scene was life changing.

Ali Davis: I will watch literally anything that Maggie Smith and Dame Judi Dench (co-stars in Room with a View) do together, if only they will. Beer commercials, snuff movies, anything. Actually, now that I say that, I suspect that a Smith/Dench beer commercial would be delightful.

The Linster: I will forever want to see Renée O’Connor and Lucy Lawless together onscreen again. Final answer.

Trish Bendix: I’d like to give Ellen Page and Olivia Thirlby a new movie together in which there isn’t a baby or a boy that comes between them.

What pairing would you pay to see back together again?

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