Ryan Gosling to retire temporarily

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2013 14:34:20 March 21, 2013 14:34:20

Ryan Gosling is currently promoting The Place Beyond The Pines. In an interview with the AP, Ryan revealed that he’s decided to take some time off from acting. He’s currently working on his directorial debut.

"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." 

This wouldn’t be the first time. He went away after Lars And The Real Girl, remember? To play in his band, Dead Man’s Bones, with people dressed up in Halloween costumes, touring small venues across North America. That was almost 3 years ago, and for 3 years. So he needs to reset again. Which is good. And, for this industry, actually kinda brave. Because these people are inherently famewhores, and they can’t help themselves, they need, obsessively, to be up in our faces.

Interesting though the difference between what he considers a “break” and what the audience considers a “break”. Or, more specifically, his audience. Because for those who would NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO at this news, it’s not like, well, it’s not like they go see his movies anyway and certainly not the way, say, they go see Channing Tatum movies. So long as he’s papped now and again, and looking hot, really, to them, hey girl, what does it matter? After all, The Notebook is available on DVD.

And what of The Notebook and his status as everyone’s boyfriend?

"By virtue of being in a movie like that, it just changes people's perception of you. But it doesn't make it true."

Maybe not right now. But if he and Eva Mendes ever break up, it’ll be easier for them to believe again.

Attached -- Gosling in New York yesterday.

GSNY/ Splash

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