The Barbie actor shares daughters Amada and Esmeralda with longtime girlfriend Eva Mendes.
Ryan Gosling’s daughter is a sophisticated young lady who understands what she wants.
During his appearance on The Tonight Show on Thursday, Gosling spoke with host Jimmy Fallon about how they’ve both become fathers since the last time they saw one other. Gosling told a humorous tale from his family’s recent vacation to Paris as the two girls parents chatted about their kids.
“My youngest has a fantastic power move,” Gosling, who has two daughters with long-term wife Eva Mendes, Amada Lee, 6, and Esmeralda Amada, 7. “When we arrived in France for business, we headed to the Louvre.” ‘Winged Victory,’ we saw ‘Venus de Milo.'”
“We were standing in front of the Mona Lisa when she exclaimed, ‘This museum?'” Gosling went on, imitating Amada’s pouty thumbs-down. “‘Why?’ I asked. ‘Because it’s not good,’ she said.
” That’s not even the worst of it, according to the actor. “The true power move is that she’ll turn around and depart,” he said as he stood up and put two thumbs down behind his back, as the crowd and Fallon laughed wildly.
“The thumbs-down walk-away,” he explained further. “It’s Roman Empire-level darkness.”
During the conversation, Gosling also discussed how his girls influenced his decision to play Ken in Greta Gerwig’s next Barbie film, expected next summer.
Gosling stated that the script for the Barbie film, written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, is the “greatest” he has “ever read,” but he had to decide whether the character was suitable for him.
On his lawn, the father of two children noticed something that he interpreted as a sign: a Ken doll, face down, next to a crushed lemon.
“Jimmy, do you know where I found Ken? Facedown in the muck next to a squished lemon, “Gosling remembered. “I emailed [the photo] to Greta and said, ‘I’ll be your Ken because his story has to be told.'”
Mendes spoke earlier this month about embracing stillness after exploring London while Gosling was filming this spring.
“When we were in London, we went from musical to musical, taking advantage of being back in the theater,” she recalled in an interview with Byrdie. “We went to all kinds of museums, we went to Windsor Castle — I had a ton of field excursions planned for them, which we did.” “And now I feel like it’s time to reintroduce boredom.” I’m reintroducing boredom, mostly for children, but also for myself.”
“I genuinely believe that when we’re bored — not stimulated by a phone, an iPad, a computer, or television — that’s when ideas come in,” she continued. It’s sometimes entertaining, sometimes hazardous, and occasionally informative. “I’m hoping for a summer of boredom.”