Saturday, 15 January 2011

[426] Ryan Gosling Interview

I liked Blue Valentine a lot, and I am now a fully-converted fan of Ryan Gosling, so it was fun to sit in on a roundtable interview with the man. After being surprised at how chatty and effusive Colin Firth turned out to be, Gosling was exactly as I'd expected: intense and quiet, choosing his words carefully.

Press junkets often involve a lot of waiting, and the roundtable interview for Blue Valentine we attended in December was no different. However, our interviewee, Ryan Gosling, had what we deemed a valid excuse. You see, that morning he'd received a call from the States. His performance in the film, as Dean, one half of a doomed romance, had landed him a Golden Globe nomination.

So, you can guess what the first question was about. But things soon opened up, as Gosling, every bit as intense and thoughtful as his on-screen personae, chatted with us about the curse of an NC-17 rating in the States, the unconventional shooting process with co-star Michelle Williams and writer/director Derek Cianfrance, and how he needs to take a break from heart-rending independent drama.

Read the full article here.

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