I feel like a traitor to all human beings when I say that Ryan Gosling doesn’t do much for me. I know that makes sense since I’m like a young Ellen DeGeneres without the short haircut and all the money, but I feel like anyone with a pulse can see Ryan’s draw. Is he handsome? Sure. Is he a total sweetie? Seems to be. I just can’t seem to muster the enthusiasm for him that so many people (okay, mostly all women) do. In any case, if you’re in the group of people who’s gaga for Gosling, this is going to hit hard: he’s taking a break from acting.
From The Huffington Post:
Rather than exude preternatural cool, in a recent interview Gosling spoke more with the uncertain, self-critical grasping of a still-developing actor trying to find his foothold in an illusory profession. Soon to direct his first film, he’s looking forward to taking a step back just when moviegoers can’t get enough.
“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.”
It’s pretty kewl that despite his success, he still maintains the ability to be self-critical and do a little navel gazing every once in a while. Hollywood makes me feel jaded and I’m on the outskirts of it. Imagine what it’s like for someone who actually matters. Anyway, don’t worry, he’s not gone yet – there’s always The Place Beyond the Pines!