I had a bunch of ideas for what that song could be, but I didn’t feel it was right for me to give Ryan a song to give to Michelle. And so I gave him a challenge and let him pick out a song for her. Ryan has a great taste and the song he picked out was You and Me by Penny and the Quarters. And I thought it was just great. So I told Ryan to keep the song a secret, and never share it with Michelle until we were shooting. So they day came to shoot the scene, Ryan had the song in his back pocket, and we captured the real moment where one person gives an other person the gift of music. The gift, because it came from Ryan, was personal. Michelle was touched deeply by it. What happens on the screen is a real, living and breathing, intimate moment.
Matt Smith and Ryan Gosling on set of How to catch a monster.
I’m not that good looking. I’m a pretty weird looking guy.
“You okay?” - Blue Valentine, 2010.
“I identify with Lars more than with any other character I’ve ever played. I feel that awkward, too. I feel a separation between who I think I am, who I actually am and how I’m perceived to be. It’s hard to truly connect with people. He wants to connect, but he doesn’t feel that he has the tools to do it. I don’t think it’s just me. I think there’s a little bit of Lars in all of us.” - Ryan Gosling
“All my characters are me. I’m not a good enough actor to become a character. I hear about actors who become the role and I think ‘I wonder what that feels like.’ Because for me, they’re all me. I relate to these characters because aspects of their personality are like me. And I just turn up the parts of myself that are them and turn down the parts that aren’t.”
Bianca just said that God made her to help people.