I’m not sure if this is a stroke of genius or a harbinger of the apocalypse. Aw, hell, who cares: at least it’s funny. Entertainment Weekly, the official magazine of receptionists, interrupts their 24/7 coverage of the Twilight Saga movies long enough to devote attention to the Green Lantern. EW has a cover story entitled ”Why I’m Obsessed with Ryan Reynolds” that’s written by Ryan Reynolds in the third person. Explained the publication:
“We looked high and low to find just the right writer to pen our cover story on Ryan Reynolds. We needed someone who could match the actor’s sparkling wit, winning charisma, and staggering intelligence, not to mention his deep humility, inspiring humanitarianism, and perfect washboard abs. So we hired Ryan Reynolds. We don’t usually allow actors to write their own profiles, but hey, what can we say. We’re a little obsessed with Ryan Reynolds, too.”
Here’s what Reynolds “writes” about showbiz. (I don’t believe for a minute that EW top editor Jess Cagle wasn’t ghostwriting.) I especially like how he refers to his indie Buried that bombed at the box office:
“After moving to Los Angeles at the tender age of 19 — armed with only $600 and a rape whistle — he quickly established himself as one of Hollywood’s most dynamic and immensely talented waiters. Eventually Lady Luck gave him a wink and he broke into the business by scoring a lead role in a sitcom titled Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place. Although the series was canceled 10 years ago, Reynolds still holds out hope they’ll change the title to something less stupid. Eventually he moved on to a career in feature films, including the one-woman show National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, which, surprisingly, garnered Reynolds absolutely no significant award nominations. Clawing his way out of a typecasting hole, he managed to secure a wider variety of parts, including several independent films that were later enjoyed by an audience of hundreds. Nonetheless, he knew that being a working actor is a rare privilege enjoyed by few. He continued to study the craft and work as hard as possible at proving himself. Bigger roles in better films followed, and Reynolds eventually found himself hurling a few fastballs in the big leagues. His pal and costar from The Proposal, Sandra Bullock, often refers to Reynolds as a possible contender to be ‘the Ryan Reynolds of his generation.’”
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