By this point it’s becoming one of Hollywood’s most reliable witticisms: Everything Ryan Gosling touches turns to gold.
Whether it’s a cult favorite rom-com like Crazy Stupid Love or the record-tying Oscar nominations for La La Land, the actor is on the roll of his life. And now it seems he might have the role of his life. (See what we did there?)
Gosling is hitting theaters in his first appearance since his much-loved turn as jazz player Sebastian, for the long-awaited reboot of Blade Runner. This time around the flick is dubbed Blade Runner 2049 and it catches up to the LAPD and their team of replicant-chasing officers even further into the future. Gosling plays Officer K (otherwise known as the new Harrison Ford), who is tasked with simultaneously tracking down Ford and running from those who want the replicants in power.
But what is perhaps even more fascinating is the fact that not only did Ryan Gosling charm the pants off of the film industry, but he worked his magic on everyone on set as well. At the flick’s recent press junket his costars couldn’t stop raving about him. Not that he came in overly confident—he admitted to E! News that when he found out he was going to be costarring alongside Harrison Ford in the film, one thought went through his head: “Don’t f–k it up.”
“I learned about his commitment to the story,” he said of working with Gosling. “You know we talked about the story and his observations were valuable, and then what I really enjoyed is that we didn’t talk about it very much anymore and we just did it. He was really there when we shot the scenes and so it went someplace that was really fantastic.”
“He’s such a sweetheart,” she said. “He really is a genuine good guy. And, I have to say, such a great acting partner.”
“I didn’t know I was going to make out with him because I didn’t have the script,” she laughs. “So I didn’t know what my character was. But I was very excited. You know, when I moved to LA and had my first meeting with my agents they asked me what I wanted for my career. And I didn’t speak English at the time but I did say, I wanna be Ryan Gosling as a woman. So I got very excited to play opposite him.”
“Ryan has a face that constantly looks like he’s about to say something,” said de Armas. “And that he’s holding it in or that he’s about to laugh. I don’t know what it is but it makes me so nervous.”
No one can blame you, Ana.