Geena Davis Has a Roman God-Inspired Fireplace, and You’ll Either Think It’s Frightening or Amazing

published Aug 10, 2020
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Actress Geena Davis, of “Thelma & Louise ”and “GLOW” fame, put her Los Angeles home on the market earlier this month. The five-bedroom, 5.5-bath home is going for nearly $6 million and offers a fresh and modern take on the classic Spanish-style home L.A. is famous for. However, one aspect of Davis’ house has caused a bit of a stir on Twitter, and the general public cannot decide if they’re in love with or afraid of her “Hellmouth” fireplace—as in, you know, the jaws of hell.

Though it’s easy to miss, thanks to its matte-white finish, one of Davis’s fireplace mantels is the Roman god Neptune, with his mouth wide open to consume the flames, the home’s realtor told Architectural Digest. It’s very Renaissance illumination meets creepy carnival ride meets gothic church carving meets I’m scared and want to go home.

Obviously, we all have some questions for Davis re: her fireplace.

Maybe it’s so shocking because it seems out of place in such a seemingly modern home. Or perhaps it’s weird because the thing looks like it’s trying to blend into the white walls that surround it (which, isn’t working, by the way). Or maybe because it’s, I don’t know, a giant gaping maw in the middle of a living room?

But the troubling back and forth with loving it and hating it is what is really grinding Twitter’s gears.

However, this is Geena Davis we’re talking about. She starred in “Beetlejuice”. She was married to real-life cartoon character Jeff Goldblum. She nearly qualified for the U.S. Olympic archery team back in 2000.

Of course she would have a Hellmouth fireplace. It just makes sense!

And Davis knows it.

Though it’s a bit frightening, don’t be surprised if “Hellmouth fireplace” becomes the biggest home decor trend of 2020. What do you think—is it horrifying or amazing?