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The actress that plays Robin on "How I Met Your Mother"

She's so good looking, it's distracting.

She should just model, seriously.

by Anonymousreply 7807/12/2014

she's too pretty to hang around those people.

by Anonymousreply 107/16/2012

Cobie is gorgeous, especially in the early seasons. Ashley Williams, who played Victoria in season 1 and this past season is also gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 207/16/2012

She was also in the Avengers.

by Anonymousreply 307/16/2012

I agree OP. Many times while watching I just looked at her and thought, "Wow, she's breathtaking" .. then I'd forget what was happening in the scene. And I'm a gay guy!

by Anonymousreply 407/16/2012

Particularly in the first season, Cobie reminded me of a young Jennifer Connelley.

by Anonymousreply 507/17/2012


by Anonymousreply 607/17/2012

One thing that bothered me last season on HIMYM was the length of her hair, it was all wrong. She (or they?) shortened it a bit so now it is above her shoulders but not touching. It looks sort of lifeless and unfinished, like a hack job. I hope she (they?) let it grow out a bit more or else cut some layers into it to give it some body.

Do sitcom actresses have the ability to just cut/dye their hair however they see fit? Or, is it built into their contract in some way?

by Anonymousreply 707/17/2012

I love Robin!

She was terrible in The Avengers. Great movie, but she was awful.

by Anonymousreply 807/17/2012

Her skin and bone structure is fucking flawless. Her mouth, nose, her figure.. everything. A real definition of a "natural beauty".

by Anonymousreply 907/17/2012

I agree, R9, but that's a bad picture of her.

by Anonymousreply 1007/17/2012

True R10, but a bad photo of her with minimal makeup is still better than most starlets fully made up.

by Anonymousreply 1107/17/2012

Cobie looks so much better with longer hair. She also looks better when she carries a few more pounds like she did in the early seasons.

by Anonymousreply 1207/17/2012

Another pic

by Anonymousreply 1307/17/2012

I think she's even more telegenic than she is photogenic, actually.

by Anonymousreply 1407/17/2012

And then there's the kiss.

by Anonymousreply 1507/17/2012

She is gorgeous. I first noticed her in her short stint on The L Word.

by Anonymousreply 1607/17/2012

That was about the same time that HIMYM started, or maybe a year before.

by Anonymousreply 1707/17/2012

I've never thought of her as gorgeous, but certainly prettier than Alyson Hannigan. I once saw her on Conan or maybe Jimmy Fallon, and she was very likable. Plus she used to model. Moved to NY when she was a teenager and lived in Italy I think in her late teens/early 20s. She also has a kid with Taran Killam from SNL, which I found surprising because I thought Killam was fairly young. He has a bit of a baby face, but apparently he's in his 30s as well. And speaking of SNL... Bill Hader's pretty sexy. Go figure.

by Anonymousreply 1807/17/2012

Cobie just turned 30.

by Anonymousreply 1907/17/2012

Wait - what part did she play on The L Word??

by Anonymousreply 2007/18/2012

She is L Word in real life, no?

by Anonymousreply 2107/18/2012

She's completely unremarkable looking, with a completely forgettable face, and not an iota of "it" factor.

Some of you have extremely low standards for beauty.

by Anonymousreply 2207/18/2012

Very pretty.

by Anonymousreply 2307/18/2012

[20] Leigh Ostin, the sculptor of the scary glass mobiles. Bette hit on her unsucessfully (!), and she was later with Helena. It was the only character in all six seasons that I thought was "do-able."

by Anonymousreply 2407/18/2012

LOL @ R22 who seems to think *he* is the be all end all critic when it comes to what is beautiful.

Perhaps you have forgotten that all of us have different opinions.

If we all had the exact same view on who we thought was attractive, only about 1% of us would ever get laid.

Gosh, it cracks me up how we can all share our *opinions*, and an asshole like R22 comes along to tell us how wrong we are and how our standards are low. We may have different opinions, but I would be a prick and knock everyone else.

So glad I don't know you in real life.

by Anonymousreply 2507/18/2012

I like her okay on the show, but she's a bit man-faced and horsey. Much like Jennifer Connelly and Brooke Shields, it's more noticeable as she ages.

Remember back when people talked about how pretty Maria Shriver was? Beware the curse of the horse-faced brunette.

by Anonymousreply 2607/18/2012

There are moments when she is made up, lit correctly and the camera angle makes her just stunningly beautiful and moments when she looks horsey and just plain jane. The episode (and any flashback) of Ted seeing her across the crowd at McClaren's is gorgeous, most of this season not so much.

The episode where she talks to her kids about how she met their father was pretty heart-wrenching but she still didn't look very good.

by Anonymousreply 2707/18/2012

R26 - you may be right, but for now Cobie is beautiful. I do think she should allow herself to gain a few pounds to keep from looking haggard.

by Anonymousreply 2807/18/2012

Clip of Cobie on The L Word, appearing with Jennifer Beals.

by Anonymousreply 2907/18/2012

I thought she was so beautiful the first couple of seasons, but lately she doesn't look her best. Whether it's just aging, being too thin, or unflattering hair/makeup/costuming choices, I dunno.

by Anonymousreply 3007/18/2012

I'm only on season 2 and she's very thin already. The fact that she's even thinner now is a bit frightening.

by Anonymousreply 3107/19/2012

Cobie Smulders might slow down when "How I Met Your Mother" goes off the air to become a full time mother but I believe she will act on occassion.

by Anonymousreply 3207/19/2012

She was born to play Wonder Woman in the reboot.

by Anonymousreply 3307/19/2012

Season 1 Cobie, could be WW (with a padded bra). Season 7 or 8, Cobie not as much.

by Anonymousreply 3407/19/2012

R30 is right.

by Anonymousreply 3509/09/2012

Cobie just got married.

by Anonymousreply 3609/09/2012

He's definitely punching above his weight. I hope he has a good personality and is more than adequate in bed.

by Anonymousreply 3709/09/2012

yeah, he definitively married up.

by Anonymousreply 3809/09/2012

She's pretty. No Farrah Fawcett, though.

by Anonymousreply 3909/09/2012

R39 - actually Farrah wasn't all that beautiful. Pretty, but Jaclyn outshone her, and Cheryl Ladd was more appealing and attractive.

Plus, Farrah and Cobie aren't really the same type.

by Anonymousreply 4009/09/2012

As they say, R40, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right. You don't think Farrah was all that. I think she was gorgeous, and sweet, silly, vulnerable, sort of like Marilyn Monroe (which you don't see much at all anymore). Cobie is extremely pretty, but from what I've seen of her on that show, there's no vulnerability, no sweetness. She looks like she's sleep with you and steal your credit cards on the way out of your apartment the next morning. Again, it's all in the eye of the beholder. BTW, I think Jaclyn was/is a gorgeous woman. I thought all of the four original Angels were beautiful, just different in their own ways.

by Anonymousreply 4109/09/2012

R41 - "Cobie is extremely pretty, but from what I've seen of her on that show, there's no vulnerability, no sweetness. "

Actually, I disagree. Cobie's character Robin shows a good deal of vulnerability and heart. That's one of the main reasons why the show works. Cobie also showed vulnerability in The L Word.

by Anonymousreply 4209/09/2012

[quote]She looks like she's sleep with you and steal your credit cards on the way out of your apartment the next morning

Wow. I've never seen her character on the show, but I don't get that at all from her pictures.

by Anonymousreply 4309/09/2012

OK, R42. You may be right. I watched A LOT of "How I Met Your Mother" over the years (a friend would force me to watch it with him). I never liked any of the characters. And I thought Cobie's character was really cold to Ted, Barney, all of them, really. I know in recent seasons, they have tried to soften her up, but I don't buy it. But that's me. If you like her and the show, that's great. Honestly! There are so few shows worth watching on TV right now it's good to find one you like. I just never liked those characters, that's all.

by Anonymousreply 4409/09/2012

When will the Ted character come out of the closet and we find out the "mother" is just his husband? Not particularly believable as the straight stud with all these women. Of course, in real life, the kids would have shot him by now after all these meaningless stories about his failures in his love life.

by Anonymousreply 4509/09/2012

R45 - Ted's the least interesting character. I am looking forward to the return of Victoria, however.

by Anonymousreply 4609/09/2012

She reminds me of Terry Farrell, the actress who played Jadzia Dax on Star Trek. Looks like Iam not the only one who got that idea.

by Anonymousreply 4709/09/2012

Yes, r47, a little like Terry Farrell. I also see a good deal of the young Jennifer Connelly.

by Anonymousreply 4809/09/2012

I agree that Ted is a loser and it beggared belief that Robin ever would have dated him more than once.

by Anonymousreply 4909/09/2012

He was less of a loser earlier in the show.

by Anonymousreply 5009/09/2012

Ted's a pussy. When he was whipped by that bitch Zoey, his character lost all credibility.

by Anonymousreply 5109/09/2012

I find her husband Taran Killam so hot, despite his babyface.

by Anonymousreply 5209/10/2012

He pings to high heaven.

by Anonymousreply 5309/10/2012

Cobie (Robin)

by Anonymousreply 5409/19/2012

and Ashley Williams (Victoria)

by Anonymousreply 5509/19/2012

Season premier on Monday.

What kind of name is Taran?

by Anonymousreply 5609/21/2012

R55, it's so weird to see an actress with normal looking arms. Most of them now either have scary skinny arms, or they are too muscled.

I actually read about some castings for period piece movies and tv that they sometimes had trouble because so many actresses looked so "worked out", which is not the look for most time periods before the 1980's.

by Anonymousreply 5709/22/2012

R57 - Yes, Ashley has nice looking arms. I think she's a bit slimmer now than she was when she appeared last season.

by Anonymousreply 5809/22/2012

She actually looks very horrible now with that new haircut seen in all the promos. It's like a puffed-out bob with bangs but long. She looks like a 40-something PTA mom.

by Anonymousreply 5909/22/2012

I really thought that SNL guy (her new husband) was gay.

The older I get, the more busted my gaydar is.

by Anonymousreply 6009/22/2012

[quote] What kind of name is Taran?

Scotch/Irish. He's a mick from both sides.

by Anonymousreply 6109/22/2012

R61 - I would have guessed German.

by Anonymousreply 6209/22/2012

Cobie grew out her hair and put on a few pounds, looking good in the second episode. I liked the part of Robin being turned on by watching herself in the news,

by Anonymousreply 6310/02/2012

She looks stunning in this behind the scenes look with NPH.

by Anonymousreply 6412/23/2012

She reminds me of Alex McLeod

by Anonymousreply 6512/23/2012

I'd like to see Cobie take the lead in a sitcom after HIMYM.

by Anonymousreply 6601/04/2013

Interview about Safe Haven

by Anonymousreply 6702/18/2013

and about HIMYM

by Anonymousreply 6802/18/2013

Cobie at ComicCon.

by Anonymousreply 6907/26/2013

Stop trying to make Cobie Smulders happen.

by Anonymousreply 7007/26/2013

She's in a movie with Vince Vaughn.

by Anonymousreply 7111/18/2013

Cobie looked amazing last night.

by Anonymousreply 7204/01/2014

She's a terrible actress. Sorry. She seems nice enough, but she really can't act... like at all.

by Anonymousreply 7304/01/2014

really? i think she and neil are the 2 best actors on the show and i think she's got pretty good comic timing.

by Anonymousreply 7404/01/2014

R74 - NPH, Cobie, and Alyson are great. Jason has his moments. The rest .....

by Anonymousreply 7504/02/2014

I was just thinking that I find Cobie Smulders quite attractive, despite the fact that I'm supergay. Who knew I'd find a whole thread on Datalounge dedicated to her allure?

by Anonymousreply 7607/12/2014

OP, since the actress is a person, you should have said "who plays Robin..."

by Anonymousreply 7707/12/2014

She has god comedic timing as well.

by Anonymousreply 7807/12/2014
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