Ryan Gosling says his role in Blue Valentine is close to his heart, “because it’s the most universal experience: What happens when love goes away.”
Two of Gosling’s latest films – Blue Valentine (Domestic Total as of Jan. 2, 2011: $278,000 (Estimate)and All Good Things (Domestic Total as of Dec. 26, 2010: $262,151)- hit theaters in the U.S. within a week and the simultaneous releases have left him with a sense of dread.
He told the Los Angeles Times,
“I try not to make too many movies. I get sick of myself, so I can imagine how everyone else feels. And for the two to come out at the same time, it makes me feel sick.”
But The Notebook star admits he can’t stop himself from acting. Therefore, Gosling keeps trying to make a big indie film.
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It’s not clear if the 30-year-old’s latest film, Blue Valentine, will become exceptional movie. But Blue Valentine debuted on 4 screens to a not-so-blue $180,066. That made for an excellent $45,017 per-theater-average, making Valentine one of only eight 2010 limited releases to debut to $40,000+ PTAs. Golden Globe-nominated performance from Canadian actor is certainly responsible for its success.
Written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, the harrowing romantic drama stars Gosling as the working-class, functional alcoholic Dean. Through a series of smartly blended and flash-forwards, Dean is seen falling in and out of love with wife Cindy (Michelle Williams), with whom he is raising a kid.
“I feel like Blue Valentine is the biggest dog on my porch because it’s the most universal experience: What happens when love goes away,” Gosling says. “There’s something I often see in people who’ve been married — a deep undercurrent of resentment toward the other person because they need them,” he said.
“I just have this total fantasy that you can make a movie like Blue Valentine and that it can be as big as Avatar,” he added. “That’s my dream”.
Next up for Gosling is another marital-crisis film, but this time it’s a comedy: the Steve Carell movie Crazy, Stupid, Love, scheduled for release this summer by Warner Bros.”I don’t want to play the same note,” Gosling said of making a studio comedy for the first time.
However, Gosling keeps trying.