Ryan Gosling Reveals Difficulty Of Breaking Hollywood
Actor says the Hollywood dream is either a 'premonition or a delusion'...
Ryan Gosling has spoken out about how difficult it is to become a Hollywood star.
In a candid interview for new documentary Seduced And Abandoned, the actor talked about turning up for auditions where everyone looked just like him and said that the 'dream' is either a "premonition or a delusion".
He told the film's makers: "Everyone's left their family, their homes, their friends [and] their jobs, to pursue a dream, where they know that the percentage of them achieving that dream is never and they do it anyway. Everyone has shared the same dream and no one knows whether it's a premonition or a delusion".
The actor also admitted that luck plays a major part in the audition process and spoke about his nerves after checking out the competition:
"You're lucky to get an audition. Then you get it, you get there [at the audition], you walk into a room full of guys that look just like you. You realise that you're not the only one that wore a cowboy hat.
"Then you can hear the other guy in the other room auditioning. Now you're thinking about not doing it like him as opposed to doing it the way you wanted to do it."
Ryan first found fame alongside the likes of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on the Mickey Mouse Club in the early 90s, however, it wasn't until 2004 that he got his breakthrough role in The Notebook.