Ryan Lochte hilariously discusses how hard it was to play himself on ‘90210’

Here are some new photos of Ryan Lochte at the premiere of The Expendables 2, two nights ago. Yes, Lochte got to rub shoulders with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme and…? The rest of them. Ryan just looks so, so happy to be in LA, right? This is his dream – his old dream was to go to the Olympics and win some medals. But the Olympic dream was just a stepping stone for Lochte. His ultimate dream was to go to Hollywood and take a stab at C-list stardom. And it’s working. As I covered a few days ago, Lochte already got himself a guest-starring role on 90210 – he’s going to be playing himself. And luckily for us, Access Hollywood was there for Ryan’s first (and only?!) day of filming. First, prepare yourselves. This is maybe the funniest thing you will see all day.

OMFG. Can we just nominate Ryan Lochte for everything, forever and always? Lochte needs to be front and center from here on out. I LOVE his line-reading of “Jeah, seriously!!!” I love that he did the Access Hollywood interview shirtless!! I love that Lochte isn’t even aiming to be, like, a legit celebrity or actor. He doesn’t want to be Ryan Gosling. He wants to be Mario Lopez.

God, how can two minutes of Access Hollywood bring me so much pleasure? What was the hardest part of the 90210 experience? “Memorizing lines and trying to, like… say ’em and still, like, do movement and all that. That was hard.” GENIUS. Would Lochte consider becoming The Bachelor? “I would… I mean, I would think about it and I definitely would but before I was training so much, I didn’t have time for a girlfriend and ‘cause I wanted to give that perfect someone, like, my heart. And now…um… that the Olympics are over…I…uh… definitely want to settle down.” I’m sort of back in love with him. He’s so dumb, but he’s so harmless and he wants this so much. Give it to him. He doesn’t want much.

When Ryan was on the red carpet for The Expendables 2, Us Weekly asked him about the 90210 gig, and this is what he said: “It was my first acting gig and I was a little nervous going on set. I kind of messed up my lines the first couple of takes, but after talking with the cast and them helping me out, I started nailing it towards the end and it felt normal. They knew it was my first time, so they wanted to make it as easy as possible.” See? See how much he struggles when he was playing himself? Dear God. He’s like a vulnerable little kitten. You can’t hate him.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    I hope he isn’t the Kris Humphries of swimming. Joel McHale made fun of him on The Soup…funny stuff!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Too late, brin. Sorry. (And mornin!) 🙂

      When I saw that yesterday (twice!) I thought “Duhr, like, swimming.” I couldn’t help it.

    • Jacq says:

      Took the words right out of my mouth!! Lol Good call

  2. Birdie says:

    He does absolutely nothing for me, but if that’s his dream (poor thing) I agree, just give him more opportunities like that.

  3. D says:

    Check this out –
    “Ryan Lochte Is Terrible At Commercials” lol 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tocGVgZn0Bg&feature=player_embedded

  4. phaksi says:

    If he really is as dumb as you say I’ll take Michael Phelps over him any day

  5. beyonce's bump says:

    yup my crush fizzled real quick on this one.

  6. Kathrin says:

    He’s like a cute little innocent dumb puppy… oooohhhhh 🙂

  7. dee says:

    lol he’s so dumb and adorable. Love him.

  8. Cheryl says:

    Don’t like em dumb.

  9. marie says:

    aww, there’s nothing between the ears but space..he was cute in the pool, not so much out of it..

  10. Hécate says:

    Ryan “my hair is the only thing in my head, the rest is empty” is like wine, he gets dumber and dumber with time.

  11. Agnes says:

    Bless his heart. (Do swimmers suffer concussions? Perhaps that would explain things.)

    • Minty says:

      Maybe it’s from all those years of swallowing chlorine water laced with his piss?

      Ryan, you should only audition for non-speaking parts. Good luck with that, you handsome meathead.

  12. Beck says:

    Sooo dumb and douchey but so cute. You could totally tell that he memorized that bit about not having time for a girlfriend while training for the Olympics. He and his team having been hammering that home for the last few weeks. He does want it so bad. I wonder how upset he was with his mom when she said one night stand. (Gah, Mom, you’re ruining everything!)
    Can you imagine him on that show? He struggles stringing coherent sentences together. It would be epic. I would watch it.

  13. GoodCapon says:

    Being dumb is not cute, Ryan!

  14. ramona says:

    He really is dim, isn’t he? Bless.

  15. void says:

    Awww. I am going to embrace these early days when his innocent stupidity is still cute, because soon he’s going to marry a Kardashian or something and become incredibly annoying.

  16. ruby says:

    You’re right actually Kaiser, much as I would like to I can’t hate him (yet). But dear God is he dumb ! Air between his ears indeed.

  17. Luffy says:

    I like him because he’s cute and stupid, like a puppy. It’s really endearing.

  18. Christina says:

    Gorgeous looking man but he REALLY needs to keep his mouth shut. He’s much better seen – preferably in as few clothes as possible – and not heard.

    In other words, he’s the American David Beckham.

  19. Otter says:

    In an interview on, I think, the Today show, he said he wanted to do the Bachelor, and Dancing with the Stars. We can only hope!

  20. Kelly says:

    Ok, this is slightly off topic but did the Access Hollywood hostess in the one-shouldered purple dress say “Pacifically” instead of “specifically” at the start of the clip? I played this 5 times and I think she did. If she did say Pacifically, then she could be the perfect woman for Ryan Lochte.

  21. Ruffian9 says:

    Bless his heart

  22. luls says:

    OMG, Iv been having such a stressful day, but this just gave me 2 minutes of blissful laughter! 😀

    How can somebody be so utterly dumb??! LOL. Priceless!

  23. Alexandra says:

    He’s so sweet in a douche and dumb kind of way! Who walks and talks at the same time? LOL

  24. TheWayItGoes says:

    Ryan’s a good dude with a good heart who happens to be slightly simple but the dumb assumptions really aren’t fair.

    He’s not the most articulate guy however he has enough sense to treat people esp fans very well and he doesn’t pretend.