Ryan Gosling Is Done With Acting (For Awhile)

This famous Canadian hunk got his first major gig on a well known TV show, before launching a successful film career, including a breakout role in an award-winning movie, and less-remembered musical side project. Then, with little notice, he retired from acting, disappointing millions of fans. I’m, of course, referring to Rick Moranis, not Ryan Gosling, as the headline may have led you to believe. I can see where you’re coming from, but c’mon, Baby Goose, a hunk? Yeah, and I’ve got a washcloth with his face on it that DOESN’T feel like I’m being kissed by a corgi made out of cotton candy when I use it to dry my hands. Also, he hasn’t officially retired; he just needs a “break from [himself].”

In a recent interview Gosling spoke more with the uncertain, self-critical grasping of a still-developing actor trying to find his foothold in an illusory profession. Soon to direct his first film, he’s looking forward to taking a step back just when moviegoers can’t get enough.

“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.” (Via)

He then stood up, reached into the messenger bag covered with Pro Hugs pins he brought with him to the interview, and pulled out a ukulele and a jigsaw puzzle. With the ukulele, he performed a cover of the White Stripes’ “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself,” while simultaneously working on the puzzle of himself, which he finished in 20 minutes. Except for one blank spot on his chest. Gosling looked up at the female journalist and said, with a twinkle in his eye, “Hey girl, you’re my missing piece.”

R.I.P. panties R.I.P. Ryan Gosling (for awhile, at least).

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