The ever-relatable Ryan Gosling is back at it again, as he revealed in a recent GQ profile interview that pretending to be a family with Eva Mendes for the movie The Place Beyond The Pines made him want to have a real family with her. Don’t we all, Ryan, don’t we all.
According to Gosling, who spoke to GQ ahead of the release of Barbie — which he stars as the Ken to Margot Robbie’s Barbie — there were moments during the production of the 2012 film The Place Beyond The Pines when he “didn’t really want it [having a baby with Eva Mendes] to be pretend anymore.”
“After I met Eva, I realized that I just didn’t want to have kids without her,” Gosling said.
“And there were moments on The Place Beyond the Pines where we were pretending to be a family, and I didn’t really want it to be pretend anymore.”
Since meeting Mendes while filming The Place Beyond The Pines, Gosling and Mendes have had two daughters together, one in 2014 and the other in 2016.
After taking a hiatus from acting following the release of 2018’s First Man — a role that should’ve seen him nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor — Gosling got back on his A-lister grind last year when he starred opposite Chris Evans in Netflix’s The Gray Man (while a flawed movie, Gosling’s Sierra Six is undoubtedly the best part of the movie).
Following his starring role in Barbie, Gosling will next be seen alongside Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu, Winston Duke, and Hannah Waddingham in The Fall Guy, the latest action film from Atomic Blonde director David Leitch.
He’s also attached to an adaptation of Project Hail Mary from 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, a long-developing remake of The Wolfman, and a potential Ocean’s Eleven reboot alongside Margot Robbie (again).