Ryan Gosling's Family Influence on Oscars Show

Ryan Gosling opens up about family's role in Oscar prep

by Nouman Rasool
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Ryan Gosling's Family Influence on Oscars Show
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In an exclusive conversation with PEOPLE during the much-anticipated world premiere of "The Fall Guy" at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Ryan Gosling shed light on his memorable Oscars performance of "I’m Just Ken." The 43-year-old actor, known for his role in "Barbie," shared the integral role his family played in preparing for the performance.

Gosling expressed his gratitude for the support and feedback from his partner, Eva Mendes, and their daughters, Esmeralda Amada, aged 9, and Amada Lee, aged 7, who were present during the dress rehearsal and offered invaluable advice.

Gosling, who captivated audiences at the 96th Academy Awards with his rendition of “I’m Just Ken,” discussed how his daughters' fascination with Barbie and relative lack of interest in Ken sparked his involvement in the project.

Despite not securing the Best Original Song award, losing to Billie Eilish's "What Was I Made For?," his performance, alongside co-writer Mark Ronson and notable musicians, was a highlight of the evening.

Gosling's Stunt Ventures

Additionally, Gosling's participation in "The Fall Guy," an action-comedy where he stars alongside Emily Blunt, further showcased his versatility as an actor.

At the film's premiere, he recounted performing daring stunts, including a twelve-story fall, despite his fear of heights. "The Fall Guy," presented by Universal Pictures, is a thrilling sci-fi-Western that focuses on the daring world of stunt work.

The film features a stellar cast, including Winston Duke, Hannah Waddingham, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Stephanie Hsu, promising an explosive cinematic experience. This engaging interview not only highlights Gosling's recent Oscars performance and his adventurous role in "The Fall Guy" but also emphasizes the influence of his family on his career choices.

As Gosling continues to charm the audience with his performances, his story resonates with fans and cinephiles alike, ensuring widespread anticipation for his latest project.

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