Ryan Gosling, a bonafide new-generation heartthrob, expressed his desire to catch a break from entertainment after almost two decades in a recent interview while also revealing future plans to direct a movie.
In speaking of acting, Ryan Gosling, despite his newfound fame with the release of “The Notebook”, said, “I’ve been doing it too much. 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.”
Beginning his career in showbiz at the age of eight, and belonging to the famous ‘Mickey Mouse’ club where he seemingly played second fiddle to the likes of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, he admits that there’s a lot of pressure in being the lead of a film – an experience that isn’t his “favorite way to work”.
His role as a tattooed biker in a traveling circus in “The Place Behind the Pines” doesn’t come as a surprise considering the varied roles that he’s played in the past in movies such as Drive, Crazy, Stupid Love and The Ides of March.
However, it’s not just his dedication to his work as an actor that really stands out but also his relationships with the people he works with, and who, for all practical purposes, consider him to be family.
He also revealed that his directorial debut, titled ‘How to Catch a Monster’, will commence filming soon but still shows a healthy respect for the reputation that he has earned as an actor.