Thursday, July 26, 2007

Of Hares and Hairs

I don't know if any of you have watched Miss Potter. It's a charming film based on the life of children's author Beatrix Potter - probably most famous for her tale of Peter Rabbit.

But this post isn't here to offer mindless compliments. This post is here to get to the bottom of something.

Namely, to get to the bottom of Ewan McGregor's face.


Below is the DVD cover of the movie:
As you can see, McGregor (playing Norman Warne) is completely clean-shaven. That's all well and good, but the fact of the matter is that (to my memory) he never appears in the film mustacheless.

Furtherly, upper lip hair appears in all the movie stills I've seen online. For example:
So why go through the effort making the DVD packaging and official website artificially 'stache-free? I mean, it isn't like it was a fake one.

Maybe the publicity folks were going for an anti-Abe effect or something. After all, the consensus these days seems to be women generally aren't all that into facial hair.

Then again, maybe they just forgot to take the promo pics until after McGregor shaved.

Disclosure: The author of this post currently dons a beard.


Steven said...

Might I inquire as to why you are looking so closely at a guy?

I mean you didn't even look close enough to notice that she instead is sporting a moustache.

Anonymous said...

all i can say is... how incredibly observant of you and worthy of a blog entry... or... you have too much time on your hands!!

Jason Hill said...

Don't overlook the fact that they also made both of them look 15 years younger in the poster shot.

Tim Nance said...

We bearded ones sometimes still get beautiful women. (As long as we shave for the wedding.) I'd do just the 'stache too but mines not near as good as McGregor's. And Steph would kill me.

Tim Nance said...



Anonymous said...

Steve: It's a matter of facial hair equality. If people like McGregor star with a mustache, they shouldn't have to hide it.

Anon: Yes or no.

Jason: Good observation. So apparently, to optimize my appeal to consumers, I should shave and try to look like I'm entering primary school.

Tim: Duly noted. I must admit I look like a total creepo with just a mustache.

Ginger said...

I'm pro- guys with facial hair.