May 22, 2024 4:09 am

Ryan Gosling Says He's Turned Away from Darker Roles for His Family & Mental Health
Ryan Gosling Says He's Turned Away from Darker Roles for His Family & Mental Health

Ryan Gosling Says He’s Turned Away from Darker Roles for His Family & Mental Health

Given his recent movie choices, it might be hard to remember, but Ryan Gosling used to dabble in very dark and brooding roles primarily. From playing a neo-Nazi in 2001’s The Believer, to playing a serial killer in training in 2002’s Murder By Numbers, to playing a man in a marriage that is tragically dissolving in 2010’s Blue Valentine, Gosling was never afraid to tap into very serious and complex emotions. That has changed in recent years with lighter roles in Barbie and the recently released action comedy, The Fall Guy, and, as it turns out, there is a reason for that. The actor is stepping away from darker characters for the sake of his family and his mental health.

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​The actor, whose roles in darker films like Blue Valentine & The Place Beyond the Pines were once his signature, wants to change it up for his kids. Read More