Everybody loves a new celebrity couple, even if it’s just an onscreen romance or social media flirtation. The latest dream couple fans are demanding is Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson. The “Annihilation” costars were featured in a couple of selfies posted by Rodriguez and the two already seem to have a lot of chemistry between the two of them. Here’s how this fan fantasy went from birthday selfie to a dream couple the fans are asking for.
Gina Rodriguez recently posted selfies of herself, Pedro Pascal, and Tessa Thompson for Thompson’s birthday.
CREDIT: @HereIsGina / Twitter
Just a short, simple, sweet message wishing a coworker a happy birthday. Nothing to see here, right?
Then, one fan cropped Pascal out of the photos and a fantasy ‘ship was born.
@ hollywood cast them in a movie as girlfriends it’s what i deserve pic.twitter.com/BQtRA6h3gk
— aurora (@dinahxfelicity) October 4, 2017
Interesting how cropping a photo can totally change the vibe, right?
Thompson retweeted the fan’s post and things heated up.
I don't disagree. https://t.co/g7zFEYIYPV
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) October 5, 2017
Oh. My. God. ?
Then Rodriguez retweeted Thompson’s retweet…
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 5, 2017
… and the excitement continued to grow.
— Elizabeth Rogers (@e1izabethrogers) October 5, 2017
Agreed. ?? ?? ??
Some fans called for divine intervention to make it happen.
Yes! Please! I speaketh this into the universe! May the Goddess make it so!!
— Just Why?! (@lbrass3) October 5, 2017
?? ?? ??
A couple fans closely examined the photos to see what was really going on between Rodriguez and Thompson.
Is she tickling her with her hair?! pic.twitter.com/9XVIDssxLl
— Benns Not Hot (@bennsintheroad) October 5, 2017
Ummmm, what is going on here?! ?
It brought many people to *virtual* tears.
I already love this way too much pic.twitter.com/dvg08F7jfF
— Rafiki (@g2karig2) October 5, 2017
It’s just beautiful, really.
Someone suggested that Emmy-winning writer Lean Waithe get involved to make it happen.
It would only be right for @LenaWaithe to write this
— Siddharth Shiva (@SiddharthShiva) October 5, 2017
Waithe made history at this year’s Emmy awards when she became the first African-American woman to win for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on “Master of None.”
Waithe responded, saying she is down.
I mean… those are my boos so that’s easy.
— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) October 5, 2017
Hear that? That’s the sound of hearts around the world skipping a beat.
Hollywood, the fans have spoken.
Sending up my prayers that Hollywood will actually listen! pic.twitter.com/Gof19kcGdW
— Lisa Steinberg (@GoodHumorGrl) October 5, 2017
Let’s make Gessa a thing already.