Even though we can never stop him from starring in our dreams, Ryan Gosling has announced that he is taking a break from acting. Wait, come back! Before you set out to sob on your sofa watching The Notebook on a loop, you should hear him out. Ryan gave the Associated Press the following reasoning for the decision:
“I’ve been doing it too much,” he says of acting. “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.”
See? We don’t want Ryan to lose perspective on his passion, do we? Hey, even God rested after his creation work was done. And since Ryan appears to be campaigning to become God, it only makes sense that he would do the same.
Ryan is also not totally comfortable in the role of leading man:
“There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film,” he says. “I have done it. It’s not my favorite way to work.”
The one thing Ryan says about his decision which I absolutely cannot agree with is the following:
“I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”
Ha ha, can you imagine needing a break from Ryan Gosling? That’s a good one. If I needed a break from him, why would I be getting his photograph tattooed on the inside of my eyelids so I can look at him for a split second every time I blink? Silly Ryan.
I predict Ryan will go the route of Leonardo DiCaprio, who recently decided to take a break from the acting world to continue his noble quest to save the environment. I don’t think we have to worry about Ryan retreating into a cave to hibernate during his break. He’ll probably continue his offscreen miracles, using his sixth Gosling sense (I think scientists have started studying it) to determine where he is needed. Cat stuck in a tree? He’ll be there to save it, and he’ll take an adorable picture with the kitty that you can use to make a calendar. Somebody can’t get a pickle jar open? He’ll open it, and he’ll put the pickles on the sandwich too, and then he’ll share the sandwich with you along with meaningful conversation.
You know who might be able to learn something from Ryan’s decision? Justin Timberlake. JT’s working nonstop on his campaign to dance his way into the country’s heart. But we’ve already installed a permanent dance floor for him. So he can just chill out if he wants. Ryan’ll teach him.