Ryan Gosling stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night to chat about his childhood days, being “too cool” and his love for motorcycles all while promoting just one of his latest flicks, The Ides of March.
During the effortlessly cool interview by Gosling, he shared a story about a meeting he recently had with Lisa Shield, a friend of his who works for his agent that is in charge of recording his late night appearances.
“She told me this last night, she says I’m trying too hard on talk shows. She said ‘You’re trying too hard to be cool.’ I said ‘I’m going on Jay Leno tomorrow, what should I do?’ She said, ‘I don’t know, just don’t talk. Just sit there and don’t talk.’”
Hmmm….not sure where she’s coming from on this advice, but this is one handsome fella that never has to try hard. Wait, make that “TRY” at all.
Jay also asked Ryan about their common love for motorcycles. After Gosling saw a man get into an accident on a bike and blood gushing from his head as a kid, he knew he just had to one!
When asked if he had always wanted to be an actor, the 34-year-old spoke about a time when he was a kid and how Rambo: First Blood put a “spell” on him giving him the illusion that he was Rambo causing him to bring steak knifes to school and throw them at kids during recess. While no one got hurt, Ryan was suspended from school and banned from watching all action movies by his parents.
“I could only watch bible movies and national geographic movies. So, next week I hit a kid in the neck with a blowgun. That’s not true, it’s a joke.”
Can you say method acting? Already dedicated at such a young age!
Catch Ryan in Drive, which is currently in theaters, and The Ides of March on October 7.
Ryan Gosling interview: Part 1
Ryan Gosling interview: Part 2