Olympic gold-medalist Ryan Lochte seems to be taking his move to Hollywood quite seriously: Shortly after shooting his cameo for 90210, the swimmer hit the red carpet for The Expendables 2, where he was of course asked all sorts of questions about his new and potential gigs.
“All the cast members they helped me out and walked me through it, and it was a piece of cake,” he told E! of his appearance on 90210, in which he runs in to Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort. But was acting really that easy for Lochte? “I think the first couple [of takes] we needed to keep doing it over. … After I got, like, the fourth or fifth time, it was just over and over, I could do it.”
We have no shame in our love for Ryan, but the video of this interview alone makes us really doubt whether he should quit his day job — we can’t count how many edits were made to string together his quotes. Unless the interviewer was asking a lot of irrelevant questions in between the ones we see here, we’re guessing Lochte is still being his typically eloquent self. We can only imagine what the unedited version of this, and of his 90210 cameo, must look like.
But hey, who are we to judge? If/when Ryan makes his appearance on Dancing With the Stars, we already know he’s going to make us weak in the knees. And we love E! for asking the most obvious question in the world: Is he willing to take his shirt off for the show? “I will definitely be ready for that.”
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