'HIMYM' scoop: 'Stella' returns!

how-mother-chalkeImage Credit: Eric McCandless/CBSHow I Met Your Mother is looking for someone to play Stella — well, someone to play someone playing Stella in a movie-within-the show. It’s not clear yet if Sarah Chalke herself will be back, but the show’s looking for her bizarro.

Recall last May’s “As Fast As She Can,” where Future Ted told us what happened to the woman who left him at the altar: She and Tony (Jason Jones) moved to California, where Tony wrote a hit movie The Wedding Bride. Well, that hit movie is coming to the Mother ship — and Ted is not going to be thrilled with how he comes off.

Is Stella, uh, getting her groove back? Are these the reconciling exes? And who should play movie Stella — or movie Ted?

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  • Mike

    I think it should be Alicia Goranson, concidering Sara Chalke played her character on Roseanne. Turnabout is fair-play. :-)

    • Miriam

      That would be perfect!

      • The Vicster

        Wait, so all the hot models and sexy young men on the site are talking about who should play the role of Stella in a movie withint the HIMYM show? I didn’t realize the beautiful people cared so much about this show!

      • Dream Out Loud

        BBW, huh? there ain’t nothing not or sexy about that. fatties are fatties. stay away.

    • evan


    • Erin

      That’s who I thought of immediately!

    • whatever

      OK who is going to start the petition for that, so this can happen, Im in, let its do it!!!!

    • Karen

      That would be awesome! Good thinking!

    • Jules

      I LOVE that idea!!

    • Liz

      I’d be stoked if that is what they did!

    • Elizabeth

      Two cool points for Mike for the suggestion!

    • gigi

      My first thought! That would be a great twist.

    • fireflyfan

      how about Bob Sagat as Ted?!

    • kellybelly

      Alicia Goranson would be PERFECT.
      She looks the same, just a bit older and from her latest pics on imdb.com, she still looks like Sarah Chalke!

    • alex

      i concur Alicia Goranson still looks the same. And would be GREAT on the show. I loved the ep of Roseanne where Sara Chalke says she liked second Darren better.

  • Johnification

    I wouldn’t put it past the very clever HIMYM producers to go for this.

  • Kpryde

    That sounds awesome

  • Kyle

    I would love to see Stella back!!!

    • harry

      Hell yeah she is perfect for Ted!!!

  • Seanti

    They might also go for Kerry Bishé, the new spunky blonde girl on Scrubs.

    • castiella

      That’d be a good choice, too! I hope they’ll do something winky like that. (Plus, Kerry Bishe is cool.)

  • jeffrey bryan

    Alicia Goranson… well, she hasn’t aged well. Last I saw on some show she’s doing psychic readings somewhere.

    I still say stunt cast Cameron Diaz and John Cusack.

    • GoodWitchPA

      Jeff – that is brilliant! I’d love to see Diaz and Cusack play these two.

    • JS

      kristen bell

      • Bills

        I was thinking the same thing. But then I am always looking for an excuse to see her on the screen.

    • kellybelly

      @jeffrey bryan — You’re WRONG! Alica Goranson looks GREAT! She was just on an episode of Fringe. Looks pretty much the same.

  • Das Boot

    I don’t care…I just want Sarah Chalke back on the show. She’ my celebrity wife.

  • TheSickness

    How about Sara Gilbert who is still within the framework of the Chalk-a-verse having played her sister Darlene on Roseanne.

  • wouldnt you like to know

    Wow, it’s SO interesting that several sites reported this months ago! good job…not

    • Mark

      Regular Ausiello readers know that his idea of “exclusive” means that he’s only read it on one other site.

  • Tanya

    I hope they get some A-listers. Not only because it would be funny but realistic too…this is supposedly a hit movie after all.

  • Jason


    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    • jeff

      I’ll give you props. a little weak but you did it first

      • Michael


        Oh crap. Nevermind.

  • Craig

    Stella was a dreadful character. Do not want.

    • Alicia

      I couldn’t agree more.

  • Adam from PDX

    It’d be a hell of a coup, but if they managed to get David Schwimmer to play Ted, I’d just about die from laughing so hard.

    • Liz

      That would be funny if DS weren’t like 15 years older than Ted is in the “movie”

      • jd

        David Schwimmer being older would be hilarious, especially if they could get jennifer anniston to play stella

  • Jenny

    That sounds funny. Can’t wait

  • Me

    Alicia Goranson would be clever, but I’m hoping for someone who’s done something since the late 90s. Kristen Bell?

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