At this year’s Toronto Film Festival, I was able to speak with Ryan Gosling about starring in director George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March. Starring Clooney, Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright, the pic takes place during the tension-filled moments leading up to an all-important Ohio presidential primary where a press secretary (Gosling) finds himself in the middle of a scandal that could upend his candidates’ (Clooney) shot at winning. Loaded with great performances and a smart script, The Ides of March is really well done and definitely worth your time.
During the interview, Gosling talked about how he got involved in the project, working with the great cast, filming in Ohio, what it’s like having two big films come out at the same time, and does he prefer the Clint Eastwood two-take method or the David Fincher way of doing things. In addition, Gosling talked about working with director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) again on The Place Beyond the Pines and what the film is about. Hit the jump to watch.
- What’s the last year or two been like as he’s landed some very high profile jobs
- How did he get attached to Ides of March
- Working with Paul Giamatti and the rest of the cast
- Is he a fan of the Clint Eastwood 2 take method or the David Fincher way of doing things
- Filming in Ohio
- How he has Drive and Ides of March coming out around the same time
- Does he enjoy doing press
- What’s his criteria for picking future projects
- Talks about Derek Cianfrance and The Place Beyond the Pines