Ryan Gosling to take a break from acting

But not before starring in a few more movies and making his directorial debut

Topics: Ryan Gosling, acting, Celebrity, Hollywood, Movies,

America is going to have to want Ryan Gosling as an internet meme for a while, it seems. The actor recently told AP’s Jack Coyle that he’s taking a break from acting, saying “I’ve been doing it too much.” He explained:

“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 it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”

But don’t worry, Gosling is weening America off slowly– he stars in “The Place Beyond the Pines,” to be released this spring, will soon begin filming his directorial debut with “How To Catch A Monster,” and has two other projects in various stages of production.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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