...with Mr. Darcy from the new Pride and Prejudice. Shhhh! Don't tell my husband, I don't think he'd take it very well even if Mr. Darcy is a fictional character. I've looked at some of the Matthew Macfadyen websites and concluded that I really only like him with longer hair.
I have always loved Pride and Prejudice, ever since I first read it. I realize it's a bit of a stereotype for a woman to love Pride and Prejudice, but I have always had a special affinity for books where the heroine's name is Elizabeth (I forgive them for spelling it wrong, it's not their fault). I always find it much easier to relate to the character if we have the same name. I must've read Little Women (another book with an Elizabeth) a million times and cry everytime.
I've never been one for having crushes on tv/movie personalities. I think I was the only girl my age who was not in love with Mike Seaver from Growing Pains. I could never understand what all the fuss was about. People found it odd, so I would profess a devotion to someone or the other just to keep them from bothering me. Michael J. Fox was a good one. Patrick Swayze was another (sidenote: my advisor is related to Patrick through his mother--no, he hasn't made an appearance in the lab, I'm not even sure they've met). Notice these were older men. I never found teenage boys very appealing, even when I was a teenager.
So, my infatuation with Mr. Darcy comes as something of a surprise to me, but I suspect it has something to do with my love of the book coupled with a handsome actor and the feeling that my husband and Mr. Darcy have a few things in common (a tendency to avoid small-talk, people misunderstanding his lack of conversation for condescension). But, I have to say, I especially like him at the end of the movie when *SPOILER ALERT* he tells Elizabeth he loves her for the second time. I loved this movie so much, I watched it twice in two days, then went out to buy it. I really feel like I could watch him propose to her over and over again.
I have yet to see the mini-series with Colin Firth (who I really adore from Bridget Jones), but it should be arriving from netflix today! Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch it tonight because I have a SnB meeting at my apt. :(