The Wheel and Axle

They could be brothers.

by on Sep.20, 2016, under Film & TV

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Yesterday, I wrote about Kevin Zegers (1984), of whom I’m a huge fan.

What I didn’t mention is how I’ve always thought how much similar he looked to two other actors that I adore: the older Ian Somerhalder (1978) and the younger Zac Efron (1987). (If you don’t know any of them, especially Zac, please abandon the rock you’ve made your home and join us in civilization.) They all look distinct enough but have sufficient similar features and angles that they could be brothers.

As it turns out, I’m not the only one who thinks this because I’ve encountered at least one site that basically agreed with me.

Really, these three could play siblings in a movie, and it would work. It makes me wonder how Hollywood hasn’t picked up on this idea, especially given their fanbases. Zac alone has such a pull across demogs, and if you throw in Ian’s Vampire Diaries crowd and Kevin’s indie following (not to mention the Canadians), it’s practically gold in the bank.

After lots of ovaries explode. Ovaries as well as quite a few male groins, to boot.

And let’s be honest here: they’re all pretty talented actors as well. I would give Kevin the edge over-all when it comes to acting, but let’s not forget that Zac is a triple threat. And Ian? Well, Ian will melt you with but one expressive look.

Heck, if I had the money, I would lobby for and produce this theoretical film starring all three of them myself.

I‘d write it, too. Yes, it might sound stereotypical, but I could see a story where Ian plays the perfect and domineering oldest brother, Kevin plays the rebellious second brother who’s the poster boy for middle child syndrome, and Zac plays the kind-hearted and loving youngest brother.

Alright, so it’s a story that must have been told a gazillion times in a gazillion permutations already, but wouldn’t you just love to see these three together in one project?

You know you want to.

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