By Tina Warren
Those other villains our Girl Crush faced in her previous flicks “When a Stranger Calls” and “Black Christmas” have nothing on the twisted killer she’s about to encounter. In fact, there aren’t many horror villains to compare to the likes of this well-known criminal mastermind. Katie Cassidy will battle the dream-encompassing Freddy Krueger in “Nightmare on Elm Street” (out this Friday), which is why we don’t just think we love her, we know we do!
If Katie’s last name sounds a little familiar, there’s a reason. Her father is David Cassidy, of Partridge Family fame! And with Hollywood running through her veins, it’s no wonder you can see Katie showing off her beauty and talent everywhere. She may not play the villain in “Nightmare on Elm Street,” but you can catch her showing off her vindictive snobby side in “Melrose Place” as Ella Simms, with a no-none-sense attitude and always telling you exactly what she thinks.
Not only does she have a career waiting to explode (she was just cast in “Monte Carlo” opposite Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester!), but she also dated pop heartthrob Jesse McCartney from 2004 till 2007. And Katie must’ve left her mark on Jesse because he wrote not just one, but two songs about their relationship: “Tell Her” and “Bleeding Love.” (Can we get a unanimous awwwww?) With an absolutely flawless sophisticated sex-appeal, we know exactly what Jesse saw in this blonde beauty.
And what other privilege does Katie hold (besides being our Girl Crush, that is)? We won’t divulge too much, but in “Nightmare on Elm Street,” she gets a special death scene which is infamous among Freddy Krueger fans. Check out the film April 30th to see exactly what we’re talking about!