(LONDON) — Madame President? Ryan Gosling’s got no problem with that.
The 35-year-old Nice Guys star tells the U.K.’s Evening Standard it’s about time for a woman in the White House.
“I think it [America] needs a woman’s touch,” he says. “I’ve always liked women more. I was brought up by my mother and older sister. I found my way into dance class. My home life now is mostly women. They are better than us. They make me better.”
The father of two girls adds, “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.”
The heartthrob actor can also relate to the objectification many women feel, having received attention for his looks from countless fans of both sexes.
“It’s our time as men to be on the receiving end of the stick,” he says, adding, “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.”
Fortunately, Gosling has kept his sense of humor, revealing the advice a psychiatrist once gave him.
“A long time ago I went to see a shrink and he wrote me a prescription that said: ‘Do comedy.’”
And so he has, including his latest film, Nice Guys, with Russell Crowe.
“What’s nice with comedy is that you know it’s working if it’s funny,” he says. “With drama you can watch people in the wings [of a theater] and you don’t know if they are suffering [with you] through your movie or they are just deeply bored.”
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