I think “The Green Mile” is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. And even though it’s almost 12 years old, it’s one of those movies that I can just sit down and watch at any time. One of my favorite characters was that of evil prison guard Percy Wetmore, played by Doug Hutchison.
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Even though Hutchison went on to star in “24” and “Lost,” he’s making the news for a different reason these days. The 51-year-old-actor just married Courtney Stodden, a 16-year-old “aspiring country singer.” The two met when “she signed up for his acting workshop online.”
According to US Magazine, “after a four-month courtship over the Internet, Hutchison learned that the attractive blond he’d been flirting with was still just a teenager.” Now this is where the love story gets weird. Stodden’s mother intervened and began to monitor “her daughter’s exchanges with the actor, and was “fully aware” of their staggering age difference.” Additionally, in order to not break any laws (involving an underage minor), Stodden says that prior to getting married, the couple was never physically intimate and that she was a virgin. TMI.
Ultimately, Stodden’s mother and father “gave parental consent for her to marry her much-older beau.” The jovial groom was quoted as saying, “I always joke with Courtney that one of the reasons we worked is ’cause she’s 16 going on 36, and I’m 51 going on 21.” Too bad he’s in the minority with his opinion. Not only is he getting blasted by the media, his agent and manager recently dropped him. And his own mother won’t speak to him. TMZ says it’s “seriously wrong” and for once, I might have to wholeheartedly agree. But we’ll see what everyone else has to say. So you tell me… For him - true love or there’s something wrong here? For her - true love or gold digger? P.S. She sure doesn’t look 16!!!
***Update - Thanks to Jen from Hope Studios for sharing the following link. The Washington Post featured a video interview yesterday with Hutchison and Stodden. You can view it here. Talk about a bizarre…
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