Yesterday I had a Twitter tiff with some ginja hata about Julia Roberts being the reason there are so many leading redheaded ladies today (think Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Isla Fisher). Back in the day, actressland was like modeland (get it!?) ... there could be only one black model (Tyra), and that's why Tyra and Naomi Campbell got in so many catfights.
For realz yo, can you think of any of Julia Roberts contemporaries circa "Pretty Woman" who were redheaded? Who even were her leading lady competitors? Who was Julia's Naomi Campbell? Meg Ryan?
Anyway, said Twitter follower claimed Rita Hayworth led the way for Hollywood redheads. Although I am expressing animosity toward her at present for no reason except that I'm a typical temperamental redhead, she has a valid point. After all Julia Roberts is a daywalker; I mean her eyes aren't even blue or green! They're brown! Or hazel or some shit no true ginger knows anything about.
Plus, I can't even find a picture on Google Images of her hair looking anything but brown or blonde: never red. Rita Hayworth, when not in black and white, is clearly a true red. (Speaking of which, did redheads go away when color TV was invented? I'm thinking I <3 Lucy being replaced by Three's Company: a ditzy blonde and "ugly" brunette, of course....no gingers to be seen....)
Verdict: Julia Roberts is a DAYWALKER! She couldn't have set the bar for today's leading gingies.
What do you think?
-TGP (Click the link and follow me on Twitter, duh!)