Ryan Gosling Interview CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. Earlier this month I got to head up to New York to do the press junket for the upcoming romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. The film follows three different romantic relationships and how they intersect with one another. During the roundtable interview with Gosling, we asked him about making the shift to comedy, his upcoming projects Logan’s Run and The Place Beyond the Pines, his four-legged soulmate, and much more. Hit the jump to check out the interview. Is it possible for an alpha male to find one soulmate? RYAN GOSLING: Those are two things I know nothing about. It’s all downhill from here, I promise.
I’ve been getting the soulmate question a lot lately, I don’t really know. Eleven years, that’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had. They were telling us you play in a band and really know how to make those drinks. How do you go about studying for a role? GOSLING: I don’t really know what they’re talking about. So you don’t make drinks or play in a band? GOSLING: I do play in a band, but so do a lot of people.
I made some drinks, but I learned how to make those drinks ’cause they asked me to. They said I had to make drinks in this movie. They do original cocktails, and he showed me how to make a few drinks. So the bottom line is you did some research to make your character real? We were surprised to see you doing comedy. He told us how you slapped him hard. GOSLING: You gotta slap him the next time you see him.
Doing a character like this that’s a little more out there, not as subdued as you normally are? GOSLING: You saying I’m not funny? You are funny, you’re just usually a little more subdued. I do feel better, so I think he was right. That in tandem with I just love Steve Carell, always wanted to work with Steve. When I first moved to Los Angeles I did a pilot, was 17, had a small part, so did Steve. We didn’t get to work together but he was so funny I would go to set just to watch him work. One time the boom guy just threw down his mic and had a laughing attack in the corner in the middle of a take. That’s my site, I run it.
It was funny, because I was in before I knew about the role. Okay, Steve Carell, I’m doing it. No, it’s not that kind of movie. They wanted it to be more real. Did you have to beef up for that Photoshop scene? Did you improvise the comment about The Gap? I actually don’t know who owns that line, I was trying to think of it the other day. There was a lot of improvisation. Your character and Steve’s contrast a lot. For me, what resonated was that all the love stories grow out of friendships in the film, which I thought made it different in some way because it wasn’t perpetuating this love-at-first-sight idea.