In the September issue of Esquire magazine on newsstands August 16, Tom Chiarella interviews Crazy Stupid Love star Ryan Gosling where they talk about the dangerous world of skeletons, roller coasters, fast cars, Bonkers candy, street crawlers, love parades, and freak shows.
A few highlights from the interview…
About being recognized: “It’s like being in a dream. You don’t know anybody, but everybody knows you, everybody reacts to you. You can be walking along in a dream, through a pretty normal world, and then bam, everything seems to be a response to your presence. Everything seems to be driven by you. And that’s notable at first, and you deal with it. And then — and it happens every time — you become aware it’s a dream. Right about then, when you think you have it figured, and that acknowledging that will make it easier, it inevitably becomes a nightmare.”
On why it’s pretty sweet to be an adult: “Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want”
Puberty: “I went through puberty in a theme park. I’m grateful. That place was a landscape to me. I had adventures every day.”. “Backstage at Disney World, there are stories. Mickey Mouse with his head off, drinking coffee on break. Pirates on the phone. Ghosts in line for food. It just made me see things.”
Read more from Ryan Gosling’s interview with Esquire here.
Also in the September issue is a Q&A with Chelsea Handler! Here are a few highlights from the interview! For the full interview, click here.
SR: Have you mellowed at all over time?
CH: I used to be a lot angrier.
SR: About anything in particular?
CH: About not being successful. Now that I make a lot of money, I’m a lot happier.
SR: Any downside to all this?
CH: The downside is having to eat healthy all the time.
SR: Well, you do look fantastic
SR: Do you see yourself settling down in the end?
CH: I’m not interested in motherhood at all.
SR: Good for you. Most people should not do it, frankly.
CH: I’m a worker. I like to work and I like to provide work for other people. I like to put people on my show who normally would never have a chance at being on television. When I look at all the people that I have working for me now and the company I’ve started and all the people that benefit from it and have a living because of it, it’s very motivating to continue to do it.
SR: You’re like Oprah.
CH: We have the same figure.
SR: And you both prefer black men.
SR: That whole thing about you and 50 Cent—“We’re just friends”? Did you guys just talk about movies?
CH: We were friends. We’re not friends really anymore. I haven’t spoken to him in a while. . . . We had sex.
SR: How was that?
CH: It was fun. I’ve told other people. Don’t feel special.
SR: Besides the Bentley, how else do you treat yourself?
CH: I go on very extravagant vacations. And I bring my friends and family. I go wherever. To the Bahamas or to Mexico or to Anguilla. I take about 20 of my family and friends and we go off.