Ryan Gosling relaxes by knitting. The Canadian actor and musician first recognized as a child star on Disney’s Channel The Mickey Mouse Club reveals a perfect day for him is when he can sit don and just knit then he can forget about all his worries creating something with needles and thread.
The also Young Hercules and The Salughter Rule star had developed much respect for creating garments out of needles and yarn as he thinks it’s a great way to relax after a hard day’s work.
”I did this scene in ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life.
”If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf.”
Gosling’s life hasn’t always been so calm and reveals he started liking show-biz as he watched his own uncle perform as an Elvis Presley impersonator.
He told Australia’s GQ magazine:
”When I was a kid, it [my uncle] was certainly the most interesting thing going on in the house. He made his own costumes, did all the sequins – it took months. And I became a bit like his shadow, helping him when I could. He was in the mirror, working on the voice and singing, and he [slowly] created this character, and then he put together an act and performed in a local talent show. And because I was so interested, he made me the head of security. As a joke.”