Holy moly! Ryan Gosling sure does clean up well. With the forthcoming release of his film Blue Valentine, Gosling sat down with GQ for a little chat – no giggling this time. These photos are from Ryan’s GQ photo editorial called How to Look Like a Movie Star. Here are some highlights from the interview:
His first job after the The Notebook:
“ ‘I’d never had a real job,’ he says. The problem with Hollywood, he goes on, is that nobody works. ‘They have meals. They go to Pilates. But it’s not enough. So they do drugs. If everybody had a pile of rocks in their backyard and spent every day moving them from one side of the yard to the other, it would be a much happier place.’ ”
On his family’s willful suspension of disbelief:
“My mother still believes in Santa Claus. We tried to break it to her once, but she wasn’t having it. There are very few believers in the world, but my mother is one of them. I don’t know if she’d admit that this is why she does it, but it’s just more fun to believe in Santa than not to.”
On expecting retribution from his success:
“Look, this is crazy. I don’t understand how I’m here, living this life, wearing this suit. I assume I’m going to pay for it someday…. And that’s okay. It seems fair to me. I just want to be ready for it. I want to meet it like a gentleman.”
More from the interview at GQ.