You know those people who have a name that just fits them perfectly? Like, you meet a guy named Tom and you just think, “Of course you’re Tom. Tom is exactly who you were meant to be.” Well, according to Chris Evans, Christian Slater falls squarely into that category, as he tweeted that late 80s Slater has the exact name he was meant to have.
“If Christian Slater from 1989 walked into the room, and I had never heard his name before, and had to guess what it was just from what he looked like, I would guess ‘Christian Slater’,” Evans tweeted.
Evans’ tweet ended up going viral, earning over 100,000 likes and nearly 6,000 retweets in about 18 hours. Gen X-ers were especially excited by Evans’ appreciation for Slater and they used the opportunity to discuss the actor’s fantastic filmography, specifically with a focus on his 1989 films, like Heathers and Pump Up the Volume (which technically came out in 1990 but fans seemed to count it as an exception).
Of course, a few people used the opportunity to get a little thirsty on the timeline, expressing their undying love for Slater’s enduring good looks.
If Christian Slater from 1989 walked into my room his name would be the last thing on my mind. pic.twitter.com/jVvO2zOKAB
— 𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚎 (@ginge_worthy) July 1, 2021
And a few wondered if maybe Evans had been guilty of a little stoned texting, as his out-of-the-blue observation about Slater and his appropriate name sounds a bit like the type of thought one might have while under the influence of marijuana.
“If you’re wondering, the reason Christian Slater is trending is because Chris Evans is high, I’m pretty sure,” writer Jessica Ellis tweeted.
If you’re wondering, the reason Christian Slater is trending is because Chris Evans is high, I’m pretty sure
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) July 1, 2021
So was Evans just enjoying a rewatch of Heathers a little stoned and decided to share his insights on Christian Slater’s name? And then send Gen Xer’s into a tizzy about how hot Christian Slater was (and maybe still is)? It’s certainly possible. But unless he chooses to follow up on Twitter, we will probably never have the true answer to this internet mystery.