Ryan Gosling thinks you need a break from him
March 21st, 2013
10:59 AM ET

Ryan Gosling thinks you need a break from him

That sound you heard this morning was Ryan Gosling breaking his fans' hearts. The actor's hinted that he's ready to take a break from the business.

"I just need a little break from myself," Gosling, who'll next star in this month's "The Place Beyond the Pines," told the Hollywood Reporter.

The 32-year-old actor has seen his profile explode in the past few years. After cementing his heartthrob status alongside his former girlfriend, Rachel McAdams, in 2004's "The Notebook," Gosling's tackled a wide variety of projects, but has consistently stayed in the spotlight. From 2010's "Blue Valentine" to 2011's "Drive," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "The Ides of March" to this year's "Place Beyond the Pines" and "Gangster Squad," the star's been awfully busy.

"I got into the habit of just having a lot of options," he told THR. "And then, suddenly getting option anxiety, and I need to get a little distance and give myself and the audience a little break."

That's one of the reasons why fans won't see him perform in his directorial debut, "How to Catch A Monster," which stars "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks.

"I think I’ve kind of over-saturated myself with myself, made a lot of movies and have lost a little perspective on what I’m doing," Gosling said. "So this is a way for me to still make a film but have a new experience doing it. And see it from another perspective, which I think I need right now."

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  1. kanyeisgreaterthanyou

    Penitentiary chances, the devil dances
    And eventually answers to the call of Autumn
    All of them fallin’ for the love of ballin’
    Got caught with 30 rocks, the cop look like Alec Baldwin
    Inter century anthems based off inner city tantrums
    Based off the way we was branded
    Face it, Jerome get more time than Brandon
    And at the airport they check all through my bag
    And tell me that it’s random


    March 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |


    March 25, 2013 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • checked imaad is on cd...thanks..

      March 25, 2013 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • JKM

      He should take the money and run. There is more bad than good within the entertainment industry- sadly, both the fans and most movie stars ruin it. There is little creativity. Look at the postings below! Lord, someone changing files- seriously. Maybe Mr. Gosling loves the money- for me, no amount of money would be worth it, none.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cali--NO


    March 23, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. the morning she found out was the day she returned

    you want too see her through a machine....i don't think so....i went right into ryans face all over again...
    tears when i found out sure...see you later RYAN.

    March 23, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Alvarez

    Time to pour some butt custard in his ears and stuff a poopsicle in his mouth.

    March 23, 2013 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. aj

    bb kay? we need to talk...

    March 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jugs

    I would love to show ryan my jugs and make him touch them

    March 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Can you imagine doing that with her with all the trouble she causes.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Good thinking Tie Him Up Further..

    that's a good way too hold onto a wine.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. grapefriend

    Since he’s not making any movies for a while, these wine-related Hey Girl memes should tide you over: http://grapefriend.com/2013/03/22/hey-girl-i-heard-you-like-wine-gosling-meme/

    March 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Adam

    Awesome.. now my wife can stop comparing me to him.

    March 22, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Great idea Kaly..but its not for me...

    have a great night!!!!

    March 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Clete

    I do need a break from him.....whoever he is.

    March 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hanna4556

      Wow…My friend Kaly is spreading lies that I just married a millionaire I met via~~~ ŚeekingŔich.Ćoм~~~designed for the elite, a place where you allegedly can meet attorneys, political figures, investors, extremely successful entrepreneurs, millionaires, doctors, professional athletes, celebrities and models, etc. If you are looking to date the elite, maybe you can try meeting them the old fashioned way, like at a bar, the park, a restaurant, through mutual friends, at church, etc. and not through some cheesy, sketchy website that some spammer/troll posted on a news blog.

      March 22, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jesus also said

    "What da fug you talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

    March 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Stop the Madness --

    they can work together..i'm running out of material to get you.

    March 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    Who is he? I have not seen one of the films you mentioned. But I think he's kinda hot. Steaming like a sloppy, wet.-po*

    March 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. T. reposted

    Jesus said

    "Hack not, lest ye be hacked."

    March 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  18. In your houSe then praying ---hypocrite

    i would have nothing to do with ryan - he cannot be truSted

    March 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. A disgrace to the industry

    1. not attractive, no personality
    2 personality and better suited to the industry

    March 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  20. See Ryan at the movies...

    end of stories...

    March 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. T


    March 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Gosling, defined

    gos•ling [goz-ling] noun
    1. a young goose.
    2. a foolish, inexperienced person.

    March 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Wakka

    Well, at least he's taking a break FROM HIMSELF, and not narcissistically going to FIND HIMSELF like most people say. Jesus said "Deny thyself, take up thy cross & follow me." Here's hoping he gives up the Hollywood image life and any delusions of artistic grandeur and finds Jesus, the ultimate truth.

    March 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  24. It all keeps going on and on and on


    March 21, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  25. Schweiner Mcgee


    March 21, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |

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