- Russell Crowe told WIRED that Ryan Gosling is one of the only people who can make him break character on-set.
- The pair costarred in 2016’s neo-noir action comedy “The Nice Guys” directed by Shane Black.
- Crowe said that staying in character is a “signature part” of his method, but Gosling could make him laugh “in a heartbeat.”
- “His natural innate timing is just breathtaking,” Crowe said.
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Russell Crowe struggled to keep a straight face on the set of 2016’s “The Nice Guys” with Ryan Gosling, the actor said while answering the most searched questions about himself for WIRED.
Answering the question: “Are Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling friends?” Crowe confessed that he hadn’t seen Gosling in a while, but sang the actor’s praises – “His natural innate timing is just breathtaking.”
Crowe went on to add that staying in character on-set is a “signature part” of his work life: “It doesn’t matter if the place is burning down, I’ll still keep playing the character.”
However, “Ryan Gosling can make me laugh in a heartbeat,” Crowe said.
“Whatever character s— I’m trying to do, he can just … like a lazer, pump through it and just [makes tickling gesture], and just sends me off!”
Crowe said a lot of footage had been left on the editing room floor of himself in hysterics due to Gosling’s ad-libs, to the point that the director Shane Black had to beg Gosling to let Crowe finish the scene.
“Great actor. Good bloke. Ryan Gosling,” Crowe concluded.
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