Ryan Gosling On Being A Dad Of Two And Balancing His Career with Eva Mendes

Ryan Gosling is a dad before he is an actor.

Gosling, 41, spoke on prioritizing fatherhood In an interview with heat magazine, and how his daughters Amada Lee, 6, and Esmeralda Amada, 7 — whom he shares with longtime partner Eva Mendes— helped influence him to join the cast of Netflix’s The Gray Man.

Ryan Gosling On Being A Dad Of Two And Balancing His Career with Eva Mendes

“I’m like a dad first, and part of the reason for doing the film [The Gray Man] was this opportunity for us to go to these interesting places and be there with my kids,” he said, per The Daily Mail.

“You know it’s funny, we went to France and we went everywhere – we went to the Louvre and all these things. And if I asked them now, ‘What was your favorite part about France?’ They will say, ‘The fruit plate at the hotel,’ ” he shared.

Gosling also revealed that he plans to introduce his daughters to his acting work with the upcoming Barbie movie.

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Barbie was a way to do that,” he shared. “Not necessarily like I’m making it for them, but it’s the first time I think they kind of are understanding [it].”

He continued on, explaining why exactly he decided to play Ken.

“Although, they can’t for the life of them understand why I want to play Ken because nobody plays with Ken,” he teased. “But that’s why we must tell his story.”

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.

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.

“I texted [the photo] to Greta and I said, ‘I shall be your Ken, for his story must be told.’ “

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Back in June, Eva Mendes opened up about parenting with Gosling in an interview with Forbes.

“Hopefully it’s showing my girls that there are no gender-specific roles that one must take on and that we are partners in this and that we’re all partners in this, not just Ryan and I, but our children as well,” Mendes explained.

“It’s a team effort every day, so if they see him and I switching off doing certain things that again aren’t specific to stereotypical gender things, I think that just creates balance and harmony,” she added.

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