Ryan Gosling Plans To Take A Break From Acting

Well this is quite the disturbing trend that is starting to form. After Leonardo DiCaprio said he is planning to take an extended leave from acting, Channing Tatum decided on a similar path. Now we’ve got another name to add to the actors-on-break club. This time it’s Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling.

It’s alright ladies (and most men), let the tears flow. No one’s judging you. You good? Once you’ve composed yourself, check out the reasoning he gave. It turns out he hasn’t just lost his mind and started hating what he’s doing, rather he needs a break to refocus.

“I’ve been doing it (acting) too much. I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. 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. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”

He imagines the audience needs a break from him? Is Gosling saying he thinks audience members are getting sick of him? Maybe he really has lost his mind.

Granted, Gosling has been extremely busy the last few years. In the past 3 years, he’s made 12 films, which sounds like it could be quite overwhelming. Plus, there’s the whole stress of always being in the public eye and having every move scrutinized, but it isn’t like that will go away if he doesn’t have a film coming out. All that being said, I’m still not too happy that he’s planning a break.

Gosling is as hot as anyone in Hollywood right now, and he’s in the midst of a long string of excellent performances. He was obviously incredible in Drive, and then he did The Ides Of March which may be one of his very best films yet. Obviously Gangster Squad had its issues, but I certainly don’t think Gosling’s performance was one of them, and by all accounts he’s excellent yet again in The Place Beyond The Pines. It’ll really be a shame if he cools off at all during his break.

I know, I know, who am I to say whether or not these actors should keep putting out films? Obviously they deserve a break just like everyone else (and can afford to, not like everyone else). I guess as a fan, I’m sad to see so many quality actors wanting to take time off when I’d rather see them in more films.

Luckily for the fans who are devastated by this news, there are still two more chances to see Gosling this spring. First he has The Place Beyond The Pines, which hits theaters March 29th. After that you can see him in Only God Forgives, which opens May 23rd. He’s also still planning on making his directorial debut with How To Catch A Monster, so perhaps his break from on-screen work will only serve to improve his work behind the camera.

Are you grief-stricken by this news or were you actually sick of seeing Ryan Gosling in movies? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.