Beyond the tabloid speculation of who spent a late night getting close at an LA club with whom, Hollywood interchanges its stars and starlets in on screen relationships in dizzying regularity, searching for that perfect pair with the ever-elusive on-screen chemistry to become iconic.
Ryan Gosling's dramatic turn in "The Notebook" with Rachel McAdams established him as a veritable star, but didn't necessarily make the two a go-to pair. Carey Mulligan teamed up with Shia LeBeouf for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," but the two didn't exactly strike it rich. But as two of the leading stars of their time, critical and mainstream darlings alike, they're both promising puzzle pieces for which studios will continually work to find a snug match.
And now, "Drive." The indie thriller in which Gosling plays a stunt driver and getaway man also functions as a love story, and in this new clip, we see the two meet for the first time. It's got all the elements of a classic Hollywood romance: a chance meeting, a long car ride down an empty road, entrancing music and a lot of awkward smiles.
Does it foreshadow a new on-screen power couple? Let us know in the comments.