Although Gosling cannot telling you exactly when he first realized the time and how fast it seemed to go by, he is sure his two young daughters played a big part.
“Time, in general, is something I think about a lot now. My kids are growing up so fast that I have to keep an eye on the clock like I never did before, ”he says. “The partnership with TAG also means this to me. ”
I wonder if the pandemic played a role in this. “You know, I’m not sure. I feel like I need more time [laughs] to process it. But we have two children [with actor Eva Mendes], so we spend a lot of time trying to entertain them.
The lockdown was particularly difficult, he said, because “Our children were at a difficult age not being able to see other children and interact with people, even though Eva and I did our best.” He suspected that they ended up doing “more actors in quarantine than in our films. Crowd tougher, however.
Gosling himself was homeschooled for a year, a turn of events that brought him out of classes he hated and made him realize that there were different ways to move forward in life. “It really made a difference for me,” he says now. “I had a great teacher, however. My mother was so good at it that she became a teacher. And so, when her young daughters needed home schooling, “She was the perfect person to ask for help when we needed it.”
They are both too young to watch Gosling’s movies, except maybe, La La Land, but there’s no rush for them to watch it just yet, which is probably for the best. Like young Gosling himself, equipped and ready for playground justice, his daughters may struggle to distinguish fantasy from reality. When the elder watched him fight Harrison Ford on the set of Blade Runner 2049, she shouted: “You are winning! To his father in the middle of the take. Ford stopped, turned around and asked him, “What about me? When he fired First man his daughters would show the moon and tell people that was where their father worked.
Does he think they have a better understanding of what he’s doing now? “Yeah. I think they finally figured out… that my name is actually ‘The Gray Man’ and that I’m a CIA assassin.
Either way, he says, he probably wouldn’t be the preferred parent in that regard. In the Gosling House, where talk of daredevil stunts elicits shrugs and going to the moon is considered the morning commute, the only superstar is their mother, as she starred in a 1999 film on a boy who transforms into a barnyard animal, which was the flagship film of the confinement.
“my brother the pig was a great success, ”says Gosling. “I highly recommend it, by the way. Eva is amazing in it. See: time really flies when you’re having fun.
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