Immortalized (and creepy) in wax

 
 

Yesterday, two new wax figures were unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. The next time they visit the U.K., Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz can look into the abyss that is themselves sculpted in wax:

Eeek! Waxworks have always creeped me out, even before I’d seen House of Wax (BTW, the 1953 version is sooo much better than the 2005 remake). But because I sort of like to be creeped out, I considered this an opportunity to peruse some other photos of waxy celebrities.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama:

Those could come in handy when you’re just sick of campaigning. Also, doesn’t that look like a winning ticket?

Rachael Ray:

Even in silent wax form, she makes me want to cover my ears.

Nicole Kidman:

Is that her, or her as she appears in The Stepford Wives?

Aishwarya Rai:

That one is less creepy, more pretty.

Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton:

Bwahahaha! I forgot about those.

Christina Aguilera:

Huh. That just doesn’t really look like her.

And, of course, the holy family:

Cheer up, emo couple!

Finally, Jodie Foster:

Wax? More like wack! Maybe gay, er, awesome people just can’t be captured in wax.

All those soulless eyes and empty smiles (is WaxCameron’s gaze insane or what?) make me want to spend some quality time with cranky, flawed humans. And this whole thing also reminds me that I still haven’t seen Lars and the Real Girl

 
 

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