A helpline has been set up to assist fans of Ryan Gosling, after the actor decided to take a break from his film career.
Earlier this week, Gosling talked to the Huffington Post about his intention to quit acting for the foreseeable future as he feels worn out at the moment.
“I’ve been doing it too much. I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing,” stated the actor.
Gosling has starred in a string of highly acclaimed films over the last few years. This has included Drive, Blue Valentine and The Ides Of March. He is currently working on his directorial debut, How To Catch A Monster.
“I think this probably a good way to learn about that,” added Gosling. “I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does. There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film. I have done it. It’s not my favourite way to work.”
The website Blinkbox has now established The Gosline to helps fans deal with the news. “We couldn’t bear the thought of the distress caused by Ryan’s announcement,” said a spokesperson for Blinkbox. “We hope that this goes some way to relieving the pain and hurt caused by his selfish decision to take a break.”
People are able to ring up the emergency number and then listen to audio recordings of some of his most lines of dialogue from the likes of The Notebook.
This includes this ditty from the 2004 romantic-comedy, “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day.”
Are you going to ring the Ryan Gosling helpline?