Ann Curry is on the prowl; James McAvoy is her potential prey

This morning, Today news anchor Ann Curry decided to publicly audition for the role of Samantha Jones in the a.m. news edition of Sex and the City. While interviewing James McAvoy, the conversation turned to his kiss with Angelina Jolie in his new film, Wanted. McAvoy squirmed as Curry tried to get him to admit that it must have been easy work. He squirmed some more while explaining that an on-camera sex scene really shouldn’t be a turn-on for an actor because then it would be more like "molesting someone" instead of performing one’s job. McAvoy then said he hoped that if their interview included a scripted kiss, he and Curry would both be professionals. What was the wannabe cougar’s response? A huge grin right into camera, just before saying she would "throw him on the floor." McAvoy blushed and complimented Curry’s shoes.

I don’t know if Curry is my hero for saying what I would’ve been thinking had I been in her place, or if I’m appalled by her revved-up level of flirtatiousness. Check out the interview below — the cougar begins to pounce around the 2:15 mark — and weigh in.

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  • Eric Friedmann

    Sometimes (not often) I actually envy male actors because they often get to kiss a LOT of women! Who gives a damn about professionalism! They get to kiss a LOT of women, and call it work!

  • Green Gummi Bear

    After watching it, I don’t see what the big deal is, but when I read the “I like your shoes”, first thing I thought was that perhaps he was referencing the old joke/pickup line “nice shoes…wanna f()ck?”

  • John

    What if he is gay?

  • C

    Not as bad as the write-up made it sound.

  • Liz

    He’s married to actress Anne-Marie Duff. So is probably not gay, unless he’s in the closet.

  • Annie

    Her behavior is gross and unprofessional. If a male anchor behaved that way toward a female interviewee, he rightly would be vilified. Mild flirtation might be okay, especially if she doesn’t pretend to be a serious journalist otherwise, but that display is just creepy and embarrassing.

  • Go for it James

    I would definitely allow Ann Curry to throw me to the floor.

  • Jackie

    hahahahahahahahahahhahaahahaha omg that was brillz. way to go, ann curry, way to go.

  • Daniel

    I thought it was fine. He is also VERY fine! I’d throw him to the floor, too!

  • Winona

    Regardless, he’s half her age. Ewwww. I found it a little creepy.

  • aps

    there exists a double standard, yes. if a man did it, he’d be in a bit of hot water. but…that being said i think ann curry should have just stuck with the little grin and eyebrow raising. i thought that was funny. she should have just left it like that. it would have been taken as a joke (granted, she was pushing a little hard with the kissing scene questions before that point, but still).

  • Martin

    Is “cougar” over yet?
    I cannot understand why the (derogatory, sexist, and unfair) term has caught on the way it has.

  • CMU

    It was a little awkward, but honestly I can’t say I blame her. He’s so incredibly sexy. Listen to him talk, for crying out loud! I think she exercised a lot of restraint by not actually throwing him on the floor and going at it. :)

  • meg

    I actually can’t make myself watch this clip because I’m afraid of the awkwardness.

  • Seamus

    Was he “complementing” her shoes as you wrote, or “complimenting” them? Methinks the latter…

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