So when I heard that Ryan Gosling is taking a hiatus from acting, I underwent the five stages of grief. I was deep in denial, which transitioned into anger and then I bargained every single one of my possessions and relationships with God. When this did not work, I became depressed. Like â€œeat my weight in Bluebell and barbeque-flavored Fritos both separately and combinedâ€ depression.
I finally reached the stage of acceptance after confirming it with numerous new sources, as in E! News, perezhilton.com, Vanity Fair and ABC News. Gosling told the Associated Press, â€œIâ€™ve been doing it too much. Iâ€™ve lost perspective on what Iâ€™m doing. I think itâ€™s good for me to take a break and reassess why Iâ€™m doing it and how Iâ€™m doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.â€ He later clarified that the paramount reason for his time away from acting is because he wants to work on his directing.
Iâ€™ll admit it was an arduous and tear-filled journey to finally be okay with the situation, but point of pride: it never got â€œRyan Cabreraâ€ bad. That was not a jab at his music. Cabrera literally got a tattoo of the better Ryan on his leg and concocted some absurd story that he and his friends played some game called â€œTattoo Roulette.â€ This is obviously a thinly veiled excuse, because no one is dumb enough to willingly partake in such an activity. You can avoid this and gracefully enter the stage of acceptance â€” just take some deep breaths and follow these coping mechanisms:
1. Even though he will not be acting in any movies for a while, he will still be in theaters. Catch his current movie, â€œThe Place Beyond the Pines,â€ which is showing right now. Itâ€™s about a motorcycle stunt rider who turns into a bank robber in order to support his lover and child. This also stars Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper, so you can enjoy a visual feast of the most beautiful people in Hollywood. He will also star in â€œOnly God Forgivesâ€ later this year, in which he plays a gangster who fights a policeman in Bangkok.
2. Another way you can fill your Gosling gauge is by re-watching the classics. I first noticed him in â€œRemember the Titans.â€ Even though he had a small part, itâ€™s nice to see a younger version of him and it is also such a good film. â€œThe Notebook,â€ which I mentally refer to as, â€œThe reason why all men are inferior to Ryan Gosling,â€ is an additional good watch. And â€œCrazy, Stupid, Loveâ€ is a viable option. You do not even have to watch it, just pause it on his shirtless scenes.
3. Another coping mechanism are the â€œHey Girl, Ryan Goslingâ€ memes. They are like he is talking directly to you. It also makes him come off as the perfect guy: sweet, compassionate, understanding and so appreciative. These should be like training manuals for men.
4. If you just need to hear him and you are on the run, thereâ€™s a phone number for what is called the â€œGosline.â€ While it may not be his personal line, it is a 24-hour hotline that can help you deal with this tremendous loss. Just take it one step at a time, people.