Jack O'Connell is set to star in an upcoming Alexander McQueen biopic. Credits: Getty Source: ELLE Canada
Meet the 26-year-old English actor.
Jack O’Connell will play Alexander McQueen in an upcoming biopic about the late designer. Here are five things you need to know about the English actor.
He’s tight with Angelina Jolie.
Jolie cast him in her 2014 movie, Unbroken, when he was just 23. O’Connell told ES Magazine that after he signed on, Jolie invited him and his friends and family out to a pub because she “wanted to meet my people.” Jolie speaks equally as highly of O’Connell, telling Entertainment Weekly “he’s fascinating to watch.”
His breakout role was on the British teen drama Skins.
From 2009 to 2010, O’Connell played James Cook, an outgoing but self-destructive teen. You can watch the series on Netflix RN. Try spotting Dev Patel, Nicholas Hoult and Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray, who all got their start on the show.
Acting wasn’t his first dream.
O’Connell had hoped to play professional soccer. (His maternal grandfather was a former player and helped him land a tryout for a professional team.) But a knee injury at 16 ended that dream. By then, O’Connell was already acting, but, as he told the Telegraph, he was unconvinced he would last in show biz and instead “wanted to join the army when football failed.”
He maybe, might have, perhaps dated Cara Delevingne.
The model and Suicide Squad actress was linked to O’Connell after the two were spotted hanging out in 2014. Although the two never officially confirmed their relationship, O’Connell did skirt around the topic when it came up with the Guardian, saying, “Look, I’m not single.”
He’s kind of a model.
O’Connell was the face of Prada’s Spring 2015 menswear campaign. We bet we’ll be seeing in him some McQueen verrrry soon.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at the 2014 MET Ball. Credits: Getty Source: ELLE Canada
And we can't get enough.
Ryan Reynolds turned 40 this week and he and wife Blake Lively celebrated the only way they know how: by being the cutest humans on the planet. Blake hosted a party for her husband at the resto where they first fell in love, O Ya Sushi, and posted this photo on Instagram.
CUE ALL THE EMOTIONS. Then, Ryan responded with this shoutout.
Here are four more of the couple's best Insta moments.
When they snuggled up together at Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party:
When they showed us they don't take themselves too seriously:
When Blake explained how their relationship really started:
When Blake praised the father of her child:
And finally, when Ryan looked at his wife like this:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Apple and Moses. Credits: Instagram.com Source: ELLE Canada
Proud mom and dad alert.
Of course Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin procreated super-talented celebrity scions.
Apple and Moses Martin joined their dad onstage to sing a song at a Boys and Girls Club fundraiser in Malibu. Moses, 10, covered Twenty One Pilots’ “House of Gold,” earning cheers from the crowd. Twelve-year-old Apple impressed with Ariana Grande’s “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” with her Coldplay frontman dad on piano.
Mom and dad have some competition.
Ryan Gosling Credits: Getty Source: ELLE Canada
Whether you're Team Dean, Team Jess, or Team Logan, it's hard to imagine Rory dating anyone else. But what if that someone was Ryan Gosling? According to casting director Jami Rudofsky, the La La Land star once auditioned for the role of a young football player who we can only imagine/dream/hope above all hopes would have had some kind of romantic relationship with Rory.
Watch below as Rudofsky dishes on Gosling's audition during a Gilmore Girls' fan fest this weekend.