Gaily Stud: Movie Heartthrob Ryan Gosling

The Sexiest Man Alive: Ryan Gosling

You may have first fallen in love with today’s Gaily Stud, Ryan Gosling, in the romance film ‘The Notebook,’ but he broke our hearts last week when he announced he would be quitting acting to try his hand in directing an upcoming fantasy drama ‘How To Catch A Monster.’

“I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing,” says the star. “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.

“There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film,” he continues. “I have done it. It’s not my favourite way to work. The more opportunities I’m given, the more I learn about how easy it is to fuck it up. You fight for freedom and then you get it, and then you have enough rope to hang yourself. It’s like trying to exercise some restraint, because I do have so much freedom.”

Do not panic! Blinkbox, a British streaming service, has set up a helpline called #TheGosline, to console distraught fans for a “standard fee.”

So go ahead and make the most of his upcoming film The Place Beyond The Pines when it hits movie screens on 12 April 2013.

Bonus Video: Ryan Gosling On Ellen

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