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Ryan Gosling to Take a Break From Acting

March 21, 2013 (5:15 am) GMT
The 'Place Beyond the Pines' actor reveals his plan to go on a hiatus in the coming months, saying he's been 'doing it too much.'
Ryan Gosling

announced in a recent interview that he was going to take a break from acting. The 32-year-old actor felt he had oversaturated the market and would go on a Hollywood hiatus after the release of his upcoming film, "."

"I've been doing it too much," Gosling 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."

"The more opportunities I'm given, the more I learn about how easy it is to f**k it up," he talked about the pros and cons of being a bona fide movie star. "You fight for freedom and then you get it, and then you have enough rope to hang yourself. It's like trying to exercise some restraint because I do have so much freedom."

Gosling has been in the entertainment industry since the young age of 8. He was famously part of the Mickey Mouse Club along with , and . He hit a new level of fame with "", the 2004 romance co-starring .

Gosling often obsessively plunges into a character. For "", he lived with the doll. In "", he stayed in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, house for a month. For "Pines", he learned to skillfully ride his motorbike. In the film he stars in alongside real girlfriend , Gosling admitted he "overdid" the tattoos.

"I said to [director Derek Cianfrance], 'I got to lose this face tattoo. It's the worst. It's so distracting and it's going to ruin everything.' And he said, 'Well, I'm sure that's how people with face tattoos feel. So now you have to pay the consequences of your actions.' So I had to do the whole film with it and now see it on posters. It gave me a sense of shame that I feel was inherent to the character."

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