Ryan Gosling‘s daughter isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
While popping in on The Tonight Show this past Thursday, Gosling spoke with host Jimmy Fallon about how they’ve both become dads since seeing each other last. And as the two girl dads chatted about their kids, Gosling shared an amazingly funny story from his family’s recent trip to Paris.
Ryan Gosling Says His 6-Year-Old Daughter Pulled ‘Power Move’ During Recent Family Vacation
“My youngest has a real power move,” revealed Gosling, who shares Amada Lee, 6, and Esmeralda Amada, 7, with longtime partner Eva Mendes. “We got to work in France, so we went to The Louvre. We saw ‘Winged Victory,’ we saw ‘Venus de Milo.'”
“We were standing in front of the Mona Lisa and she goes, ‘This museum?’ ” Gosling continued, as he imitated Amada’s pouty thumbs-down. “I said, ‘Why?’ She went, ‘Because it is not good.'”
However, that’s not all the actor admitted. “The real power move is, sometimes, she’ll turn around and go,” he stood up and put both thumbs down behind his back as the audience and Fallon laughed hysterically.
“The thumbs-down walk-away,” he continued. “It’s like Roman Empire-level shade.”
ElseGosling also spoke about how his daughters played a huge part in him ultimately portraying Ken in Greta Gerwig‘s upcoming Barbie film, due next summer.
Gosling said the Barbie film’s script, by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, is the “best” he has “ever read,” but he still had to consider whether the role was right for him.
And after thinking it through in his backyard, the father of two daughters saw something that he took as a sign: a Ken doll, face down, next to a squished lemon.
“Do you know where I found Ken, Jimmy? Facedown in the mud next to a squished lemon,” Gosling recalled.
“I texted [the photo] to Greta and I said, ‘I shall be your Ken, for his story must be told.’ “
Earlier this month, Mendes talked about leaning into being present as they explored London while Gosling was filming this spring.
“When we were in London, we went from musical to musical taking advantage of being back in the theater, we went to all kinds of museums, we went to Windsor Castle — I had a ton of field trips planned for them, which we did,” she said in an interview with Byrdie.
“And now I feel like it’s time to bring boredom back. I’m bringing boredom back, especially for kids, but for myself as well.”
She added, “I really feel like when we’re bored — not stimulated by a phone, or an iPad, or computer or television — that’s when ideas come in. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it’s dangerous, and sometimes it’s enlightening. I really want it to be the summer of boredom.”
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