AP Interview: Ryan’s 1st Crush

Jul 17 • by Lindsey • 1 Comment »Crazy Stupid Love, Interview, Press

Associated Press just released an article about Ryan talking about his 1st crush Melanie. We think the interview was during the press day(s) of “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” this weekend.

In his new romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” Ryan Gosling plays Jacob, the ultimate ladies’ man, who can get women into bed faster than it takes him to flash that winning smile and sparkling baby blues.

In real life, the Canadian actor started out as quite a romantic, entering a local air band contest to win the heart of his childhood crush, Melanie.

“We did a duet and we did `Uptown Girl.’ At the end she had to kiss me, and we won. I won a Max Headroom towel and I won that experience of getting to work with her. So it worked out,” the 30-year-old Gosling says. “That was probably pretty stupid. I got a lot of heat from it at school. But it was worth it.”

In the film, opening July 29, Gosling mentors hapless, recently separated Cal (played by Steve Carell) in the ways of picking up women at bars, giving him a trendy new look, a newfound confidence and ultimately a new lease on life.

Gosling got his start on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” singing and dancing with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. He went on to earn critical acclaim for films including “Half Nelson” (2006), “Lars and The Real Girl” (2007) and last year’s indie darling “Blue Valentine,” which garnered him his second Golden Globe nomination.

Despite growing up in showbiz, the actor says he’s still not used to being recognized in public. He says Canadian fans are the most vocal when they spot him.

“The other day I was walking down the street and this lady was like, `Ryan, Canada!,’” and gestured to herself. “She was like, `I’m from Canada.’ I was like, `Oh, OK. Me too.’ It’s like if you don’t recognize the Canadian in them they’re upset. It’s like we’re Highlanders, you know? We’re all just supposed to know when we’re in the same vicinity.”

Gosling, who recently moved to New York from Los Angeles, says choosing roles is more like a “compulsion” than an art.

“In interviews they always ask you why you did things: Why’d you make that movie? Why’d you do that? I don’t really know. And the best way I can describe it is either like dancing — song comes on and you want to dance. You don’t know why, you just want to, so you do,” he explains. “I just always wanted to make movies. And I don’t really know why, I’m just compelled to do it.”

Late Show with David Letterman: 07/12

Jun 29 • by Helena • No CommentsInterview, Press

Ryan is set to make a late night appearance on David Letterman, July 12th 2011.  This would no doubt be for ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ which would premiere sometime that week and open in theaters July 29th.

Please check your local listings for time and CBS channel.

Tu 7/12: Roseanne Barr, Ryan Gosling, Blake Shelton

Golden Globe Nomination 2011

Dec 14 • by Helena • 1 Comment »Blue Valentine, Press

Ryan has been nominated for another award.  Today Ryan was announced as a 68th Golden Globe 2011 nominee for his role in Blue Valentine.  The awards will take place on January 16th 2011.

Michelle Williams was also nominated for Best Actress (Blue Valentine)

“I am very grateful to the HFPA. I also would like to thank them for acknowledging Michelle Williams for her incredible performance. Without the 12 years of director Derek Cianfrance’s unwavering vision and commitment none of this would have been possible. I share this nomination with both of them.”

Blue Valentine Press Conference – 12/02

Dec 5 • by Helena • No CommentsBlue Valentine, Gallery, Press, Public Appearances

Along with the December 2nd Special Screening, Blue Valentine also held their press conference.  The blue backdrop is very fitting.


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Public Apperances > 2010 > Blue Valentine Press Conference – 12/02

Blue Valentine from Cannes

May 24 • by Helena • No CommentsBlue Valentine, Interview, Press

This is a 5 min clip/interview from Cannes with Ryan, Michelle and Derek.  There are some film scenes we haven’t seen before in this.

The film looks like it is going to hold true to what everyone is saying about it: ‘raw, real and gritty’

Clip Here

Cannes for Blue Valentine

May 6 • by Helena • No CommentsBlue Valentine, News & Rumours, Press

In 12 days Blue Valentine will be in Cannes for the 63rd Cannes Festival: Films in Competition (May 18th).  According to the films twitter Ryan is set to be attending – we shall see.

12 days and counting till our premiere at cannes, ryan, michelle, derek, @LynetteHowell @jamiepatricof & alex orlovksy will all b there.

Blue Valentine is in the section called ‘Un Certain Regard’ which is a seclection of films with all different kinds of visions and styles which seek international recognition.

There are 19 films in ‘Un Certain Regard’


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