26.4.09

From Heavy Weights to Heartbreaks

Tonight I finally marked one thing off my "to do" list and watched the Chasing Dorota mini webseries, a small spinoff of the ever fabulous Gossip Girl focusing on Blair's Polish maid, Dorota. The mini eps are absolutely adorable and not at all time consuming as they average around 3 minutes each. But the thing that struck me most was how gorgeous Dorota's love interest was, doorman Vanya. Immediately I flew to IMDb to discover the identity of the mystery man, only to be met with a huge surprise...

So this is Vanya, aka Aaron Schwartz now...


And this was Aaron in '95.

That's right, Aaron is probably best known to audiences as lovable rotund Gerry Garner from Heavy Weights (a great summer movie if you haven't seen). I think my jaw actually dropped when I made the connection. Chasing Dorota/Gossip Girl is actually Schwartz' first role since Heavy Weights, leaving me to believe that he spent the last 14 years working out (and making me wonder if he is at all related to series creator Josh Schwartz?). All I can say is, nice job growing up Aaron, and I hope to be seeing  a lot more of you!

2 comments:

DJ Heinlein said...

Wow, he turned himself into a heartthrob figure for the ladies to drool over. I'm jealous. ;) However, excuse me for conjuring up the classic line from Team America, but every time I see his picture I can't help but think... Matt Damon!

do you have a flag? said...

Damn, there is a striking resemblance to that marionette!