Ryan Gosling is a man of few words, but when they do come out, they’re usually equal parts poetic and baffling.
While promoting his new movie The Place Beyond the Pines, the buff and softhearted brute gave an interview where he likened his involvement in the “Hey Girl” Internet meme to that of a dead pigeon.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: “I don't think it's really about me … I think it really is sort of like, I'm a pigeon and the Internet is Fabio and it just happened.”
Anyone not familiar with the meme that he’s talking about should simply note this basic equation: dreamy photo of Gosling + (caption: “Hey Girl” + whatever personal agenda you’re trying to fulfill) = LOL. For example, “Hey Girl, no shoes, clear eyes, full heart, can't wait to kiss you.”
Dirty and amazing examples are available here.
And, for anyone not familiar with the dead pigeon reference, Fabio once murdered a bird with his face while riding a roller coaster. (At the time the longhaired stallion's publicist said: “Oh my god! Think if his mouth was open!” Yum.)
Gosling describes the meme as a “in the wrong place at the wrong time” kind of situation. He says a bunch of other stuff in the interview, too, but mostly he just looks gorgeous.