Ryan Gosling Reveals Burt Reynolds Had A Crush On His 'Beautiful' Mom: 'Wish I Had Found Out Sooner'

Ryan Gosling Reveals Burt Reynolds Had A Crush On His 'Beautiful' Mom: 'Wish I Had Found Out Sooner'

ANIUpdated: Thursday, May 02, 2024, 06:33 PM IST
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Ryan Gosling and Burt Reynolds |

Ryan Gosling remembered his early acting days. During his appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', Gosling recalled working with the late Burt Reynolds on the 1996 movie 'Frankenstein and Me', reported People.

When Kimmel asked Gosling if the 'Deliverance' star, who died at 82 on September 6, 2018, was pleasant on set, the Canadian actor said he was, but added that it was probably because Reynolds had a thing for his mother Donna.

"I'm surprised you don't know it. Frankenstein and Me," Gosling laughed as Kimmel mentioned his first movie role. When asked whether he spent much time with Reynolds on set, Gosling, who was 13 or 14 then, admitted, "It's complicated." "Because I thought he took a shine to me. I thought he thought there was something special about me. And then I realized that I have a really beautiful mom," Gosling said of his mom Donna, who attended the 2024 Oscars with the actor on March 10.

"He was just kind of interested. It was like I was getting a secondary shine. The real shine was for my mom. And I was like, 'Oh, this is secondary shine,' " the Notebook star went on.

"How long did it take you to figure that out?" Kimmel questioned, as Gosling joked, "I wish I had found out sooner," clarifying that his mom "loved" the attention despite "nothing" ever happening between her and Reynolds.

Kimmel then pointed out, "You could have been Ryan Reynolds on the acting scene. had that worked out!" in a reference to Gosling's fellow Canadian actor.

"This close," Gosling laughed, before admitting Burt Reynolds gave him an "odd piece of advice." "He was like, 'Let me tell you something kid, Don't spend your whole life stepping over diamonds to live with a cubic zirconia,' " Gosling recalled, adding: "I was like, 'I'm 13. I don't know what any of those things are.' I don't know what any of that is. Stop looking at my mom. I'm right here."

Gosling has been promoting his latest movie The Fall Guy, in which he stars alongside Emily Blunt, 41, who plays his former flame, director Jody Moreno. The pair reunite so Seavers can help Moreno film a blockbuster sci-fi Western. However, things take a turn when the movie's big star suddenly goes missing. 'The Fall Guy' is in theatres on May 3, reported People.

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