Move over Johnny Depp…
Ryan Gosling isn’t one to shy away from a challenging role, having played all manner of film characters during his career.
There was Lars Lindstrom in indie film, Lars and the Real Girl, with Gosling convincing us that he had fallen in love with an inflatable doll, Dean in Blue Valentine where the 36-year-old actually managed to act and look unattractive – yes really, and of course La La Land, where Ry Gos learnt Jazz Piano and performed, danced and sang as Sebastian.
Plus – let’s not forget his most famous role to date: Noah in The Notebook, hanging off the Ferris Wheel to ask Allie on a date.
It emerged this week that Ryan could have a new role to add to his CV, and it’s a complete curveball, with the actor tipped to play a young Willy Wonka in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel.
You didn’t see that coming, did you? Us neither.
The Academy Award nominee could be stepping into the iconic purple Wonka suit, first made famous by Gene Wilder in 1971, then later by Johnny Depp in the 2005 remake.
The all-new currently untitled prequel film by Warner Bros. has reportedly been in the works since 2016, focusing on Wonka’s earlier life, before he set up his factory.
‘All my characters are me,’ Ryan has explained about his range of roles. ‘I’m not a good enough actor to become a character. I hear about actors who become the role and I think “I wonder what that feels like.” Because for me, they’re all me.’
While we certainly disagree with Ryan’s statement about not being ‘a good enough actor’, we don’t have any problems with his characters being like him. The more Ryan Gosling to go around, the better.