The Hollywood Reporter published a new interview Ryan did during the press junket for “The Place Beyond the Pines“. It’s definitely worth the read, excerpt can be found below and be sure to read the full interview. Thanks to Jordan for sending the link to us!
The Oscar-nominated actor discusses “The Place Beyond the Pines,” the “Hey Girl” sensation and why he made major last-minute changes on a major upcoming project.
“I’ve never said it in my life,” Ryan Gosling protests, playfully exasperated, rolling his eyes and letting out a bemused sigh.
In the public spotlight since he was 14, an Oscar nominee at 26 and one of the top talents of his generation, the 32-year old actor has come to be known for a loving Internet spoof he had little to do with almost as much as his body of work.
The “Hey Girl” meme, the unendingly derivative series of blogs that place equal parts seductive and goofy captions on his photos, is a case of Gosling, in his words, being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” The sites riff on themes ranging from feminism and cats to typography and special needs children, casting him as a symbol and spokesperson for every niche interest imaginable.