With a new trailer for “The Place Beyond the Pines” being released, it came the news about Ryan thinking about an acting hiatus.
During a new interview with The Huffington Post to promote the movie, Ryan came with this new idea.
“I’ve been doing it too much,” he says of acting. “I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”
In “The Place Beyond the Pines,” which opens in limited release March 29, Gosling plays a tattooed motorbike rider in a traveling circus who, visiting an old fling (played by Gosling’s real-life girlfriend, Eva Mendes), finds out he’s the father of her toddler – a discovery that prompts an awakening in him, along with a desperate urge to support the child. With a more experienced friend (Ben Mendelsohn), he takes to robbing banks in Schenectady, N.Y. His story composes the first section of a triptych connected by a violent incident that reverberates across generations.
“One thing that kind of handed me the key to the character was that I totally overdid it with the tattoos,” says Gosling, who has a teardrop inked beneath his left eye in the film. “I said to Derek, `I got to lose this face tattoo. It’s the worst. It’s so distracting and it’s going to ruin everything.’ And he said, `Well, I’m sure that’s how people with face tattoos feel. So now you have to pay the consequences of your actions.’ So I had to do the whole film with it and now see it on posters. It gave me a sense of shame that I feel was inherent to the character.”
Huffington Post published an interesting article about “How to Catch a Monter” earlier this week.
Ryan Gosling is seeking tax credits from the state of Michigan to direct his first movie, “How To Catch A Monster.”
MLive reported that Gosling applied for the tax credit through the Michigan Film Office, and plans to shoot the movie in Detroit, beginning in May. His “Drive” costar Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) is billed as the lead actress, ostensibly playing “Billy,” a single mom of two who works at a fetish club.
Gosling, who wrote “How To Catch A Monster,” bills the film as an intriguing mix of fantasy noir, horror and suspense. Set against the backdrop of a vanishing city, Billy is ” swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld.”
I came across the official press kit for “The Place Beyond the Pines” and it features an in depth interview with director Derek Cianfrance. It’s definitely worth the read, but it could contain some spoilers about the plot of the movie so be aware of that before you start reading it.
Tell me in your words what The Place Beyond the Pines is all about.
It’s about legacy— what we’re born with and what we pass on. It’s about the choices we make and how those choices echo throughout generations. It is a classic tale of the sins of the father visiting the son.
I am drawn to stories about families. My first film, BROTHER TIED is about brothers. BLUE VALENTINE is about husbands and wives. And PINES is about fathers and sons. I feel that the cinema is a place where secrets are told. It’s a place where we can travel to intimate places, to homes and bedrooms, and witness private moments that reflect our own lives.
Whereas BLUE VALENTINE looked at this intimacy, this single relationship, under a microscope I wanted a larger palette and larger scope with THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES.
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES tells three linear stories – about a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to a life of crime to support his newborn son, an ambitious rookie cop who takes on a corrupt police department rather than confront his own demons, and two troubled teenage boys who confront the mysteries of their past by battling each other. And each of these stories builds towards one conclusion.
“The Place Beyond the Pines” is added to the line-up of the Glasgow Film Festival. The movie will have two screenings during the festival, tickets are still available at the official website of the festival.
The Place Beyond the Pines
Dates Showing: Saturday 23–Sunday 24 February
Show Times: times vary
Ryan is covering the February issue of GQ Australia!
On the interview, he talks about dealing with fame:
“It’s strange. It has a dream-ish quality. Like you’re in a dream where everybody knows you, but you don’t know anymore. I guess the benefit is that it’s kept me off the Internet. At the end of the day I think that’s probably for the best. It’s like a minefield for me.”
He was also surprised when the reporter told him people was all over Twitter and Facebook talking about the ideal man exist, and it’s Ryan Gosling.
“What? People actually got in touch to say that?”
You can check later when, hopefully, we have scans of this issue in our gallery. For now, check the magazine website for more excerpts.
“Gangster Squad” came in 3rd after “Zero Dark Thirty” and “A Haunted Hause” during it’s opening weekend.
Heading into the weekend, tracking had suggested that Zero Dark Thirty would end up in a close race with Warner Bros.’ period mob pic Gangster Squad, but in a surprise twist, the star-studded new film was beaten both by Zero Dark Thirty and horror spoof A Haunted House.
1. Zero Dark Thirty, 4/2,937, Sony/Annapurna, $24 million, $29.5 million.
2. A Haunted House, 1/2,160, Open Road Films/IM Global, $18.8 million.
3. Gangster Squad, 1/3,103, Warner Bros., $16.7 million.