‘Something Borrowed’ hottie wows crowd at Morris showing
From Staff reports May 6, 2011 8:38PM
Colin Egglesfield talks to movie goers after the showing of the movie "Something Borrowed" on Friday at the Orpheum Cinema in Morris. The movie opened across the country Friday with Egglesfield co-starring in a romantic comedy with Kate Hudson. | Ray Lun
Updated: September 29, 2011 12:31AM
MORRIS — Crush-worthy, sweet and a hottie of unfathomable proportions? Those are just some of the descriptions being bantered around by Hollywood insiders about “Something Borrowed” star Colin Egglesfield.
Hannah Muir and Cailey Baker, both of Plainfield, couldn’t agree more when they caught a glimpse of him Friday in Morris.
The son of Morris doctor William Egglesfield, Colin stopped by the Orpheum Cinema in Morris on Friday night to captivate the hundreds of young women who turned out to see his new movie “Something Borrowed,” starring Kate Hudson. The movie opened Friday in the U.S.
“When he walked in my heart stopped,” said Baker. “He is honestly the most attractive man I have ever seen.”
“He is gorgeous,” said a starstruck Muir.
After the show, Egglesfield went down the road to sign autographs at a meet-and-greet at The Pub inside the Quality Inn. Admission to the meet-and-greet was $5, with the proceeds going to Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice.
Colin, who lives in Los Angeles, often visits his parents Kathleen and William Egglesfield in Morris and is known to partake in community events such as Corn Fest.
Egglesfield’s drop-dead looks attract women, but it’s the guy-next-door personality that melts many a heart.
“He seemed like a really humble person,” said Muir of her encounter Friday night.
At the Toronto premiere of “Something Borrowed” earlier this week, the actor admitted that after a day of failed auditions — “No, Leonardo DiCaprio got the role” or “Your nose is too big” — he finds joy in reading to first- and second-graders at a school in Venice, Calif.
“As soon as I walk in that room, there’s like 20 little kids that come running up to me and they grab my arms and my legs, and they are like ‘Mr. Colin, what are we reading today?’ It’s the best feeling in the world,” he said.
His favorite story to read to the students? Rumpelstiltskin.