September 12th, 2011
02:23 PM ET
Hard as it may be to believe, Ryan Gosling says fans approaching him are usually after another famous Ryan.
“I do get a lot of disappointed, 'You're not Ryan Reynolds’ [reactions]," the actor tells CNN.
Of course, the star of the ultimate chick flick (“The Notebook”) gets plenty of female attention on the streets, but Gosling swears it’s not meant for him.
“It's funny because then they get close enough and they realize I'm not Ryan Reynolds and then they walk away,” says the former Disney darling. “With their heads down.”
Ryan says disappointed ladies will make comments like, “'I thought you were more muscular,’” and, “'Is this for a role? Have you made yourself unattractive for a role?’ Just the role of my life," he jokes.
When he’s (rightfully) described as a Hollywood hunk by the interviewer, Gosling, 30, insists, “I’m not comfortable with that title.”
And speaking of street incidents, Ryan recently attracted headlines when he bravely broke up a street fight in NYC. True to form, the actor is embarrassed by the attention.
“My friends sent me a link to this thing that says ‘Ryan Gosling really ruined "Street Fighter."' And it was pictures of the game 'Street Fighter,'” Ryan laughed, “And then me intervening and stopping him from fighting so, I'm embarrassed.”
The actor attributes his burst of heroism to feeling limber. “I had just come from the gym so I was all stretched out… you never feel more brave than when you're all warmed up and stretched out.”
Gosling is currently promoting his latest flick, “Drive,” which hits theaters September 16.
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