Baby Goose thinks tree stumps are sad

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05.13.10 26 Comments

Ryan Gosling is at Cannes promoting his movie with Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine.  I missed it at Sundance, but Baby Goose gave an interview to NY Magazine recently, and it sounds like director Derek Cianfrance just sort of stuck the cast in a house, made them improvise a relationship, and filmed it.  It all sounds very hipster.  However, there was this quote:

And your character has a tattoo of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree on his arm?
That book is so f*cked up; that story’s the worst. I mean, at the end the tree is a stump and the old guy just sitting on him; he’s just used him to death, and you’re supposed to want to be the tree? F*ck you. You be the tree. I don’t want to be the tree. [hat tip: BWE]

WHO TAUGHT BABY GOOSE THOSE AWFUL WORDS!!?!  I’m going to march down to the school right now and get to the bottom of this.

“Hey girl, that book of children’s poetry was pretty depressing. What say we gather up the neighborhood kids and plant some trees?  I don’t want to be too forward, but maybe when it gets bigger, we could stand underneath it and hold hands. Haha, I love you, community service.”

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