When we read in the Hollywood Reporter this morning that Andrew McCarthy would play the father of Brittany Snow on the CW spinoff of Gossip Girl, we nearly died with glee. Even though he’s playing a father and not a playboy, this role will still be perfect for him, because he’ll still be able to play a hyperrich semi-soulless nitwit. Why is he so suited for the role? Because he’s had years and years of practice. In fact, one might say, he’s been preparing for this role his entire life. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, to see some of Blane’s — er, Andrew’s — best roles.
“It’s not about punishing the rich, which is the fundamental premise of Elizabeth — who’s smart as hell and a good person. It’s about, What do we do about the fact that the middle class has lost an incredible amount of wealth and has not seen a pay raise?”