Even though the Oscars were terrifically boring (maybe one of the most boring ceremonies I’ve ever watched, ever), I have to give the producers a little credit for making some really smart matches for the presenters. I loved seeing Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey together (they should do a movie, something with dialogue-heavy, with lots of eating and kissing) and Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper presenting together made some sort of sense too. But my favorite pairing was Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams. I let out a little gasp when they stepped out on stage together, just because they looked so natural, so cute, so common sense together. And I was like, “Damn, why didn’t I ever think of that pairing before? They should totally be dating.”
Of course, lots of people picked up on it. Lainey at LaineyGossip is drooling over the possibility of a McGyllenhaal romance, and many sources are even running full out with a “they totally hooked up!” story. Many of the stories seem to come back to a quote attributed to Jake by People Magazine, with him introducing Rachel to a friend saying, “This is Rachel McAdams, she’s the mother of my child!” Aw…
Now, are they hooking up? Most likely not. Maybe they got each other’s digits, but I doubt Rachel went home with Jake or anything like that. She’s too nice for that. She’s a good girl. And Jake wouldn’t want her like that, anyway. He’s probably already got their first date planned, and it probably involves him cooking, and maybe walking a dog, and one chaste kiss. Sigh… perfect!
Here’s the video from yesterday’s Oprah of Jake and Rachel being interviewed by Nate Berkus. It’s so… sweet. Jake joking about her dress, as he’s holding her purse. And the way Rachel watches him talk about Heath Ledger. And when he says, “She would fall, and I would catch her…” I think I just swooned. Jesus, this needs to happen.