Having wooed us on The Mickey Mouse Club and later through Breaker High, Ryan Gosling’s been on the thespian map for quite a while. So with a career that’s maintained momentum since his first job as a pre-teen, it’s understandable the actor may be a little tuckered out. But so tuckered out that he’s considering retirement?
Say it ain’t so. (Also, yes.)
According to IFC, everyone’s favourite Canadian has admitted that he’s considering other carrer options because there’s “only so many characters [he’ll] be able to play: “I’ve been doing this since I was 12 . . . I don’t want to act much longer; I can’t do one thing my whole life. I know there are only so many characters I’ll be able to play. It will be over whenever the inspiration dries up.”
Cue: tears from every person who’s ever seen a movie in their lives.
The actor also disclosed his contempt for the franchise that started it all, explaining that his relationship with Disney is “a real love-hate”, thanks to rumours that Disneyland employs “barracks” of “commando” cats that are unleashed upon the park to kill mice.
“At night, when they close the park under the cover of darkness, these cats descend into the park and they eat all the mice,” he explains. “Which is what I love about Disney because they’re so weird and think of everything. But what’s so messed up and why I hate them, is that the whole empire of Disney is built on the back of one mouse.”
See? With cleverness like that, to lose him as an actor would be a disservice to us all.