Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Hey girl, Ryan Gosling thinks you're better than him

ryan gosling women interview tv show.jpg

Thanks to legions of teary-eyed romcom fans, a feminist-leaning meme and never eating his bloody cereal, Ryan Gosling has come to embody some kind of emotionally intelligent manhood ideal (on the internet, at least).

And it’s a pedestal from which he is apparently not falling anytime soon, as in a recent interview he skipped any pretence and went straight for the lady vote, declaring that women are, quite simply, better than men.

Speaking to ES Magazine, Gosling says: “I think women are better than men. They are stronger, more evolved. You can tell especially when you have daughters and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately.”

ryan gosling eva mendes

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling pictured in 2013

Since 2004’s The Notebook, adulation has come thick and fast for Gosling, 35, with a dedicated Tumblr spawning the much-used Hey Girl meme, leading to a feminist spin-off (“Hey girl, I do not need a binder of women since I have an overall commitment to fair and inclusive hiring practices at all times”), several other blogs and random Gosling-loving merchandise.

In the interview, the former Mouseketeer addresses what the publication terms as “unwanted fuss” from “women and gay men”, seeming to compare the attention on him with the attention he saw the women in his family getting: “I grew up with women so I’ve always been aware of it.

“When my mother and I walked to the grocery store, men would circle the block in cars. It was very, very scary, especially as a young boy. Very predatory – a hunt.”

The actor has two daughters with wife Eva Mendes, with Amada Lee arriving in late April this year.

And in case you were wondering, last year, Gosling finally ate his cereal in tribute to the man who created the videos, Ryan McHenry, who passed away in May 2015 from bone cancer.

Images: Getty / Rex Features

Related

Gosling.jpg

Ryan Gosling on the joys of fatherhood: “It's heaven”

anne-hathaway.jpg

The very first film and TV roles of your favourite stars

rexfeatures_5633818b.jpg

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes choose recycled name for their daughter

Le Divorce poster.jpg

Headless Women of Hollywood: how film posters dehumanize female stars

drive.jpg

Artist redesigns iconic film posters using actors’ childhood photos

rexfeatures_2168818f.jpg

The Notebook is being turned into a TV series

celeb baby names.jpg

The most unusual celebrity baby names

opener_left.jpg

Rachel McAdams talks exclusively to Stylist

stylist_90s_crushes_hero_v1.jpg

10 unlikely crushes (that every 90's teen will share)

More

This massive star was very nearly in Hocus Pocus

Oh sisters, how very different things could have been

by Nicola Colyer
20 Oct 2017

Quentin Tarantino on not doing more to stop Harvey Weintsein

“I knew enough to do more than I did”

by Nicola Colyer
20 Oct 2017

Lupita Nyong’o says she was harassed by Harvey Weinstein as a student

“He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing.”

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2017

Mary Berry takes part in heartbreaking film about child bereavement

“I would thank him for being a brilliant son.”

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2017

Margot Robbie writes stirring open letter to Hollywood

by Nicola Colyer
19 Oct 2017

Gabrielle Union shares a powerful message about rape and harassment

The star says she’ll “keep talking out” for survivors like herself

by Susan Devaney
19 Oct 2017

Why the singer has opened up about her mental health

The singer says it was “really, really bad” during her time with the band

by Susan Devaney
19 Oct 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Madonna’s touching tribute to a Cruel Intentions reunion

by Nicola Colyer
19 Oct 2017

Anna Faris understands why people were obsessed with her relationship

She and Chris Pratt were often hailed as #relationshipgoals

by Amy Swales
19 Oct 2017

Cher is starring in the Mamma Mia! sequel and we can’t wait for 2018

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

by Susan Devaney
18 Oct 2017