In which Ryan Gosling spend an entire interview being amused by a chair and the sound it makes [x]
Ryan Gosling with his mother, Donna, at the LA Premiere of Gangster Squad (Jan 7th, 2013)
Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling before the Cannes premiere of Drive, from the documentary NWR.
French Preview for Only God Forgives (2013) | Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn (x)
What made you want to become an actor? [x]
My uncle was an Elvis impersonator. It took me a while to realize that that’s what he was. I just thought he was different than everyone else. He lived with us for a while and he started making this jumpsuit, and he was like putting sequins on it and bedazzling it. I was just little and it was the most interesting thing happening in the house. And then he was like singing in the mirror, doing the voice, he was working on the songs… I guess I watched him create a character over the course of a few months. Then, he put me in the act, I was like head of security. Suddenly we’re walking out and the music’s playing and he’s Elvis! He’s a totally different person. He had like a birth mark, a mustache and no hair, he looked nothing like Elvis but he became Elvis. I think, I mean, it must have had something to do with it?
‘The wool gave me a rash. But I played my character as though he was having chronic rash and that he was just like that, I channeled the frustration of that into the enemy.’ Ryan Gosling, when asked a question about the hats on Gangster Squad [x]