Ryan Gosling Talks Fame, Adulthood and Disney World in New Issue of ‘Esquire’

Those of you who know all about the elusive sexy beast that is Ryan Gosling, you know that he is into all things Halloween-y and macabre. He has an offbeat childlike fascination with things that most people don’t, saying of his NY surroundings: “I like this neighborhood because I’m lucky enough to have easy access to not one but two Halloween stores. I bought a bunch of masks yesterday.”

Another thing about him that reminds us of our youth is adoration of candy (particularly of the sweet and sour variety). In the magazine, he states his love for Kazoozles, Nerd Ropes, Hi-Chews and laments over the discontinuation of his favorite candy Bonkers. He could be right when he says, “Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.”

As you might recall, Gosling was in the group of Disney Mouseketeers that were destined for fame, among the likes of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. He says of his time at Disney World: “I went through puberty in a theme park. Backstage at Disney World, there are stories. Mickey Mouse with his head off, drinking coffee on break. Pirates on the phone. Ghosts in line for food. It just made me see things.”

Ahh, let us all take a collective sigh as we imagine a dream day at Disneyland with Ryan: Together getting some clam chowder in New Orleans Square, and a quick walk over to the Haunted Mansion where we’ll have a laugh about the ghost that appears between us.

On fame he says, “It’s like being in a dream. You don’t know anybody, but everybody knows you, everybody reacts to you. You can be walking along in a dream, through a pretty normal world, and then bam, everything seems to be a response to your presence. Everything seems to be driven by you. And that’s notable at first, and you deal with it. And then – and it happens every time – you become aware it’s a dream. Right about then, when you think you have it figured, and that acknowledging that will make it easier, it inevitably becomes a nightmare.”

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