Natalina Maggio on Two and a Half Men
(9:30 PM EST, CBS)
Let’s get this straight: Tonight’s episode of Two and a Half Men has Ashton Kutcher’s character going out clubbing with Amber Tamblyn as lovely lesbian Jenny Harper, and they meet up with Natalina Maggio as a hot Italian fashion model? It’s not even Sweeps Week. Well, that’s certainly got us straight–and we’ll be heading straight for the television tonight. Natalina Maggio has been a big name to us ever since a 2005 episode of Las Vegas. She was strictly background dressing as a bikini babe, but it didn’t take much research to find her modeling work. After that, we started a Maggio Watch that rewarded us with glimpses of the gal on The King of Queens and CSI: Miami–plus a turn as a hot nurse on Scrubs. (We also got in on the ground floor with her Twitter account.)
We particularly puffed with pride after seeing Natalina as a Persian porn star on an episode of Nip/Tuck. Then we happily skipped along to being obsessive over Natalina with her turn in 2009’s Race to Witch Mountain. If anybody asked, we were watching the Disney movie as big fans of Dwayne Johnson. In truth, we wanted to see Natalina on the big screen, and our ticket price was rewarded when Natalina showed up as a cosplay gal at an anime convention. After that, we didn’t really care if The Rock ever got those alien kids back to their home planet. The filmmakers should’ve hung around at that anime convention.
Natalia also popped up as a small-screen cheerleader on Heroes, and we cheered to see her again on the big screen in Couples Retreat and Iron Man 2. (There’s a Jon Favreau connection there.) Natalia also kept us tuned in to the Disney Channel with appearances on The Suite Life on Deck and Zeke and Luther. We felt a little more mature ogling her on Community, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, Workaholics, and the final episode of Entourage. Hell, we were more excited to see her than Lindsay Lohan when Natalina sneaked into the Hollywood biopic Liz & Dick. (Two and a Half Men have sneaked in some babes, too. Check out April Bowlby and Brooke D’Orsay.)
Natalina Maggio is finally getting some top billing. Two and a Half Men probably won’t bother to give her character a name, but Natalina has a real acting role in the upcoming thriller Blood Ransom. We’re pretty sure that stardom awaits. That’ll take the fun out of looking for Natalina in small roles, but we’re pretty sure you’ll have fun looking at Natalina right now…