Besides the anniversary of my birth, something else equally if not more momentous than that occurred in the beginning of January. I'll give you a hint: it rhymes with "Schmian Schmosling schmin Schmee Schmoo." Just do you don't have to decode that, I'll spell it out: Ryan Gosling in GQ!!!
I have LONG had a mega crush on Ryan Gosling. So needless to say, I was incredibly happy when this GQ came out. I can't WAIT to see Blue Valentine. I've heard some really great things about it. Ryan is always great in whatever he does, so I know it will be great.
After reading the article in GQ about Ryan, I started loving him more, which I didn't know was possible. I discovered that after the massive popularity explosion of The Notebook (*sighhhh*), Ryan got a job at a deli in L.A.! When asked why he did it he said, "I'd never had a real job. The problem with Hollywood is that nobody works. They have meals. They go to Pilates. But it’s not enough. So they do drugs. If everybody had a pile of rocks in their backyard and spent every day moving them from one side of the yard to the other, it would be a much happier place.”
I could NOT agree with that more.
When asked if he expected retribution from his success, he responded: "Look, this is crazy. I don’t understand how I’m here, living this life, wearing this suit. I assume I’m going to pay for it someday….And that’s okay. It seems fair to me. I just want to be ready for it. I want to meet it like a gentleman."
Well, I've got news for you, Ryan. You ARE a gentleman--and a scholar....ok, I'm not sure about the scholar part. But you are definitely a gentleman. And a smouldering hot slab of man.
This photo shoot was very cleverly done. I love the use of the shadows and the black and white.