Ryan Gosling just can’t get over Dhanush: ‘He never made a mistake’

By Durga Chakravarty

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): Tamil star Dhanush may be playing a cold-blooded assassin to land Ryan Gosling’s character in ‘The Gray Man’, which starts streaming on Netflix from July 22, but the Hollywood star is impressed.

“He just has an amazing screen presence and he’s such a great person to be around,” Gosling said of Dhanush. And adds that Dhanush is charming and would like to work with him again.

During a roundtable with global media, the Golden Globe winner said: “It was hard to pretend I didn’t like him because he’s so charming. I have so much respect for his ethics. hard work and he is so precise.”

Gosling continued, “He never made a mistake. He’s just a very special actor and I hope one day I can work with him where we’re not trying to kill each other, and I hope in india, so if anyone can plug that in, i’m in.”

Speaking about the Indian film industry, Gosling said, “Yes, India has such a rich film history…an amazing industry. I would love to experience it, you know.

“If there are any filmmakers who want to do a movie with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to work with Dhanush again. Maybe the Russo brothers could do a movie there, but that’s definitely something on my to-do list and hopefully I can make it happen.”

Gosling upped his own game in the upcoming high-octane actioner, which comes with nine death-defying fight sequences.

The actor agreed that everything about the film was difficult, but said it was something he wanted to do even when it was difficult.

IANS asked Gosling how much it was too much for an actor to invest in an intense film and character like “The Gray Man”.

The actor replied, “I don’t know how much it is. It depends. It was a dream of mine to do an action movie even though it’s very extreme. action have four or five action scenes. . This has nine.” No wonder the 41-year-old Hollywood star calls “The Gray Man” “no ordinary action movie.”

He said: “So this is no ordinary action movie, you know. It was worth it. It felt like I just wanted to do it even when it was hard. I felt lucky to do it.”

What was the hardest thing to do in the film, which is an adaptation of a Mark Greaney CIA-themed thriller of the same name? Pat came Gosling’s response: “It’s hard to say because everything was difficult.”

He explained: “Each sequence was different and required something different. Sometimes we would shoot several sequences at once, and we would shoot another one, so it was like keeping the whole stunt choreography in your head and it would be easy to forget and do a fight. I had never done anything like shooting several fight scenes at the same time, so it was very difficult.

Gosling plays Sierra Six, also known as “The Gray Man”, a skilled assassin who is inducted into the CIA’s top secret Sierra Black Ops program from a US federal prison.

He’s highly skilled and one of the best at his shadowy business, but there’s a catch: Sierra Six uncovers incriminating secrets about the agency, making him the target of the CIA and a manhunt. world.

Speaking about what he loves about Sierra, he said: “I loved his sense of humor. I thought it made him different and a lot of different characters I’ve played in action movies. .. I like that the character doesn’t “I don’t want to be a spy. He doesn’t want to be James Bond and wants to watch Netflix like the rest of us, but he has to because it’s either that or death. I just thought it would make him an interesting character. character to play.”

The film also stars Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Rege-Jean Page, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Alfre Woodard and Billy Bob Thornton.

Gosling found it great to work with Evans, who plays the psychopathic CIA agent leading the hunt against Sierra Six. “Chris was having a lot of fun, so it was fun to play opposite him.”

As diversity is spotlighted in Hollywood films, does Gosling agree that now is a good time to be an actor?

In response to this question from IANS, he said, “Right time to be an actor in Hollywood? Yeah, I don’t know… I can’t comment on that because I don’t know what the experience of everyone. My dad worked in a paper mill and my family worked in a paper mill.”

He added: “I feel lucky to be an actor. It’s a great and good job and I feel lucky right now at this point in my career. It’s the kind of great movie I’ve seen when I was a kid and that made me love movies. It’s exciting to be in one.

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