A few weeks ago I was looking for a new show to get lost in on Netflix. Since I just moved to DC, The West Wing or House of Cards seemed like natural choices. I opted for House of Cards (don’t worry, I love Rob Lowe and The West Wing will be next). Kevin Spacey is unbelievable. The writing is fantastic. Robin Wright is gorgeous, etcetera. But it’s Representative Peter Russo that holds my attention. Every time he’s on screen I find myself going, “who IS that guy?” He is played by Corey Stroll, known previously only for his brief appearance as Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Without much experience, his on-screen presence demands attention even when surrounded by some of acting’s elite.
In House of Cards, Peter Russo plays a rough and tough congressman from South Philly that gets himself into a lot of trouble. There’s a few hookers, coke binges, and broken hearts. Don’t all girls love a bad boy?
I’ve got a little bit of a crush on the bare-headed actor, so sue me. Or you could just watch House of Cards and join the fun.
Stoll has been recognized for being the breakout actor of this television season. He recently accepted the lead in the upcoming FX series The Strain. The series follows CDC doctor, Ephraim ‘Eph’ Goodweather (Stoll), who is investigating the outbreak of a vampire virus infecting New York City. I’m not sure how great the plot will be but I’ll likely watch to check out Stoll. I’m sure his career will be interesting to follow from here.