I’m starting to believe there has to be a catch with Ryan Gosling. There’s no way that he’s this amazing of a human being. So he’s either running some kind of long-con on us. Or he’s related to God. Maybe not directly, but like second cousin twice removed or something. There’s just no other explanation for these stories that we keep hearing about him.
Such as the one last week about him sending a teenage girl a very special message for no real reason. Or this one from Michigan Live that talks about how he surprised a local Detroit restaurant owner for his birthday with a part in his new movie, How to Catch a Monster. Not a random restaurant owner of course. It’s Larry Mongo! The guy who he bonded with last year upon discovering that he knew about Gosling’s obscure Canadian hometown. Because Gosling’s the kind of guy who would put down his A-list card long enough to have an actual conversation with a non-famous stranger.
Mongo said he formed a friendship with Gosling about a year ago after he shared with the actor that he had visited Gosling’s hometown of Cornwall, Ontario… ”He really didn’t believe me at first,” Mongo said, “but then I described his whole town. Then he said ‘Oh my God, you’re the first person in my life that I just met on the road that knew about my hometown.”
Gosling not only listened when Mongo spoke to him and not only remembered Mongo’s name, but he actually went to his restaurant a whole year later for Mongo’s birthday and offered him a movie role.
He asked me if I wanted to be in the movie, and I told him yes,” said Mongo, who has been offered one of “two or three parts.” “I didn’t ask him; he asked me!
WHAT!? To quote an incredibly old viral video, “is this real life?” Because if so, I want in. And I’m more than willing to read a Wikipedia article or two on Cornwall, Ontario if that’s what it takes to have a full conversation with Ryan Gosling and A BIRTHDAY PRESENT THAT INVOLVES BEING IN HIS MOVIE. If a sentence fragment ever deserved caps, that was it.
I mean I’m happy for Larry Mongo. But I’m also insanely jealous of Larry Mongo. And that’s something I didn’t foresee myself typing when I woke up this morning.