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Ryan Gosling Says He Enjoys Practicing Ballet

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Oct 26, 2011 | 12:17pm EDT

Ryan Gosling dominated our hearts and our television screens throughout the course of his career, especially this past year. In the span of only three months, he's played the insanely ripped ladies man who eventually finds love in Crazy, Stupid, Love, the hotshot, disaffected driver in Drive, and now a borderline villainous political press secretary in The Ides of March. That's not to mention his heroic antics on the streets of New York City or his adorable relationship with his dog, George. Yup, whether you like it or not, Ryan Gosling is currently "in your face," so you might as well enjoy the view (and what a nice view it is). But despite the continuous publicity and media coverage, the actor still surprises us when he reveals interesting tidbits from his pre-fame life.

In an interview with the UK publication The Independent, Gosling reveals that being raised by two women (his mother and sister) caused him to permanently think like a girl and also resulted in his fascination with ballet. The Hollywood hunk opened up about the subject, stating, “I just feel like I wouldn’t know how to think any other way. My sister was my best friend and my hero growing up. Because I was home-schooled I didn’t have a lot of friends and I did ballet, which was always just girls. All of that had an effect on my brain.”

You wouldn't know it from looking at him (that six pack is anything but girly), but Gosling still maintains a certain interest in the evocative dance style. He says, “I practice whenever I can," but unfortunately hasn't had any free time lately. And even though he's not that good, his fellow class members (balletmates?) always offer him words of encouragement. He jokes, “A lot of the students are young girls so they’re there with their mums but they just kind of watch and tell me to keep it up. They try and be positive but I’m so bad. I don’t even know what I like about it but it’s like acting, I’m just compelled to do it and I do it to find out why. The not knowing is interesting.” How very sensitive and philosophical of him (I guess he really does think like a girl). So he thinks like a woman, but looks like a (hot) man -- he really is perfect!

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Source: Celebuzz, The Independent

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