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.
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.”
We added more additions of Ryan during the “The Place Beyond the Pines” press conference in New York.
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A new photoshoot Ryan did during a press junket for “The Place Beyond the Pines” is added in our gallery.
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Another movie clip of “The Place Beyond the Pines” was released, be sure to watch it below.