Eliza Dushku: I Had A Crush On Mitt Romney As A Kid, Named My Ken Dolls After Him
6:30 pm, April 20th | by Laura Donovan
Can you remember your first crush? Maybe it was the Beast from “Beauty and the Beast” (after he transforms into a human, of course), ’90s pretty boy Jonathan Taylor Thomas, or the class clown of your grade, but for “Bring It On” star Eliza Dushku, that honor goes to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who served as the actress’s bishop during her formative years.
The celebrity revealed to New York magazine that she was charmed by Romney as a youngster but realized overtime that she disagreed with his beliefs.
“I mean, he went from being my first crush at six years old — I named my Ken dolls ‘Mitt’ — and then when I was old enough to hear what was coming out of his mouth, it was over,” Dushku said, adding that she had interacted with his kids and like the family. “I’m sure he’s a nice guy. I knew him to be a nice person, to those around him. He had five sons that I knew, that my brothers would play with growing up, and they were kind to others. But what they stand for I don’t find to be tolerant or just.”
Though she grew up Mormon, she says she’s not “very Mormon” anymore due to the church’s views on homosexuality. That happens to a lot of people, and the same goes for her heartthrob disenchantment. That’s how I felt when my junior high obsession, Frankie Muniz reportedly held a gun to his head and assaulted his girlfriend (who is now his fiance) during an explosive argument. These stories serve as a reminder that the person you like when you’re in grade school probably isn’t the one you should ultimately end up with.