Ryan Gosling To Take a Break From Acting: "I Need a Break From Myself"
USMagazine, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 4:30pm (PDT)
Hey girl … Ryan Gosling's starting to get sick of himself. The Place Beyond the Pines actor revealed in a recent interview that he's planning to go on a Hollywood hiatus in the coming months, saying that he needs time to "reassess."
"I've been doing it too much. I've lost perspective on what I'm doing," the 32-year-old actor told The Associated Press. "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.
"There's a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film," he said. "I have done it. It's not my favorite way to work."
"The more opportunities I'm given, the more I learn about how easy it is to [expletive] it up," he added. "You fight for freedom and then you get it, and then you have enough rope to hang yourself. It's like trying to exercise some restraint because I do have so much freedom."