[Blind Gossip] Singer Vanessa Carlton is best known for her hit song A Thousand Miles.
It’s a catchy little tune about a lost love.
Making my way downtown
Walking fast, faces pass and I’m homebound
Staring blankly ahead
Just making my way
Making a way through the crowd
And I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonder
If I could fall into the sky
Do you think time would pass me by?
Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles
If I could just see you tonight.
If you’ve ever seen the film White Chicks, there is a funny scene where actor Terry Crews sings A Thousand Miles to his “date.”
Anyway, let’s talk about the song.
Did you know that A Thousand Miles is a blind item set to music?
In a recent interview with Vice, Vanessa Carlton said that she wrote the song about an actor from her school.
Vanessa Carlton was a student at Julliard in the 1990s. The time frame is a little vague because Carlton did not graduate. The actor she wrote the song about was there around the same time… and Vanessa had a huge crush on him! We don’t know if they ever dated.
Carlton declined to name her crush, but she did say that he became a well-known actor.
Alan Tudyk from Dodgeball
Christian Camargo from Dexter
Dallas Roberts from Insatiable
David Conrad from Ghost Whisperer
Glenn Howerton from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Matt Keeslar from The Middleman
Matt Ross from Silicon Valley
Sam Witwer from Dexter
Wes Bentley from American Beauty
and Stephen Kunken from Billions.
Vanessa Carlton has been married to musician John McCauley for the past seven years and they have a cute little family together.
So… which actor do you think was the inspiration for A Thousand Miles?
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[Optional] Have you ever had a crush on an actor or actress? Who?
I saw people pointing out in the documentary’s comments section that she never explicitly said “him” but “they” and apparently she’s bisexual so it could also be female
Vanessa Carlton is bisexual, so there’s no reason the field of potential subjects of the song has to be limited to men
If you watch the interview, she seems to very deliberately use gender-neutral pronouns. Vanessa Carlton came out as bisexual in 2010. I think it could be Sara Ramirez or Jessica Chastain.
Wes Bently creeps me out. Christian Carmago and David Conrad have me salivating. I have no clue but I enjoyed looking at the pictures of this blind. Lol
He is ***AWESOME*** in Resident Alien, my latest favorite show of all time :D)))
I had a soft spot for Sam Witwer!
Dave Coulier 🤷🏼♀️
Oh, you just made my entire day with this one!
David Conrad, think I just ovulated.
Dallas Roberts looks like my insurance guy. Matt Keesler looks like he’ll be starring in Trainspotting: The Documentary soon. Sam Witwer – straight as Cory Booker. Wes Bently is gorgeous but in a super Ted Bundy kind of way. Stephen Kunken is an actual alien.
I literally don’t know who any of these actors are, but if I was going to pick one strictly out of hotness, I’d say Glenn Howerton.
I did a little research. She started writing the song in 1998. Wes Bentley starred in American Beauty in 1997. He fits the time frame based on their age. I don’t get his appel but okay. Wes Bentley.
Wes Bentley, i’d walk a mill for him
Terry Crews is everything.
He is the BEST host ever! I love him on AGT. He’s gorgeous and has a fantastic personality!
That song will always remind me of White Chicks, Terry Crews was brilliant, they were all hilarious.
She came out as bisexual so it might be a female so time frame gives us:
Jennifer Carpenter ( in White Chicks)
Jessica Chastain, Sara Ramirez?
Biggest crush was Marisa Tomei actually met her a few times we had mutual friends. Sadly, no love connection.
David Conrad or Wes Bentley would be my choices!
I’ll go with Glen Howerton
I’ll go with Glenn Howerton.
I have a major crush on Mark Ruffalo.
I’m guessing Glenn Howerton because he fits the timeline, and everyone knows that Dennis Reynolds is a 5 star man who’s irresistible to the ladies! Lolll
No idea, but I’m going to go with Wes Bentley
Based on sheer sexiness…Sam Witwer for the win. Damn is this man dark, weird and FINE 😀
He’s also a Star Wars Uber super nerd. He knows EVERYTHING about Star Wars!