Sorry ladies, that headline is not a misprint. Ryan Gosling has in fact announced he’s taking a hiatus from his acting career. In a recent interview Gosling stated:
“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.”
The 32 year old heartthrob has been working in TV and film since he was 8. He went on to say:
“I don’t know what I’m doing. I haven’t quite figured out what the balance is between being able to be lost in it — or try to, anyway — and then step outside of it… There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film. I have done it. It’s not my favorite way to work.”
It’s understandable and probably a good thing that Gosling has the self-awareness to know that he needs a break from Hollywood. We hear too often of actors that lose their focus, turn to self-destructive behavior, or even become sellouts taking awful roles. So personally, I applaud his transparency and humility.
But that’s me. Women everywhere are probably in tears. I think I even heard a kitten cry.
His next movie ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ opens on March 29th. If you need your RyGo fix now, here’s the trailer…