For real, that’s what this interview is all about. Ryan Gosling is the most whimsical man in all the land, and I really don’t think I need to waste any more time with this preamble, so let’s get right down to this adorable Ryan Gosling business:
On his popularity: “I’m just so sick of myself. I can’t imagine how everyone else feels. And there’s just nowhere to go but down really from here. So, hey, it’s been nice. It’s been real.”
On being compared to George Clooney: “I don’t even know what to think about that. Let me get back to you.”
On his female influences: “I think like a girl, I think. I was literally raised by my mother and my sister. And I just feel like I wouldn’t know how to think any other way. My sister was my best friend and my hero growing up. Because I was home-schooled I didn’t have a lot of friends and I did ballet, which was always just girls. All of that had an effect on my brain.”
More on ballet: “I practise whenever I can. A lot of the students are young girls so they’re there with their mums but they just kind of watch and tell me to keep it up. They try and be positive but I’m so bad. I don’t even know what I like about it but it’s like acting, I’m just compelled to do it and I do it to find out why. The not knowing is interesting.”
On Disneyland: “I have a love/hate relationship with Disneyland but what’s so interesting to me is that the attention to detail there never gets old. There’s always something new to find, something they’ve thought of. And there is always the idea of somebody who had a dream and made it so real you can walk around in it. “
Is there really anything left to say that hasn’t already been said about the magic of Ryan Gosling? Can we just take a few moments to bask in it, to reflect on it before we go back to our lives? Ok, thanks!