Ryan Gosling on Being Famous: ‘It’s Like Being in a Dream’

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Ryan Gosling covers the latest issue of Esquire Magazine, and chatted with the publication about life as a celebrity, even touching a bit on his Mickey Mouse Club days.

Ry-Gos gave a poignant response when asked about what it’s like to be famous.

“It’s like being in a dream. You don’t know anybody, but everybody knows you, everybody reacts to you. You can be walking along in a dream, through a pretty normal world, and then bam, everything seems to be a response to your presence. Everything seems to be driven by you. And that’s notable at first, and you deal with it. And then — and it happens every time — you become aware it’s a dream. Right about then, when you think you have it figured, and that acknowledging that will make it easier, it inevitably becomes a nightmare.”

And just when we thought we couldn’t love the 30-year-old Canadian actor, he had this to say about his favorite part of being an adult:

“Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.”

He really hit the nail on the head with that one didn’t he?

He also talked about what it was like to grow up filming the hit Mickey Mouse Club, saying:

“I went through puberty in a theme park. I’m grateful. That place was a landscape to me. I had adventures every day….Backstage at Disney World, there are stories. Mickey Mouse with his head off, drinking coffee on break. Pirates on the phone. Ghosts in line for food.”

If you haven’t already, you should really check out the vintage video of Ryan singing from the show.

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