Ryan Gosling has spoken about his relationship with the Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, claiming that the director tends to fetishize his films. Ryan and Nicolas have developed quite a good working relationship and have a number of projects coming up together, something which Ryan is certainly looking forward to.
Gosling explained, “They literally turn him on, and if they don’t then he’s not interested in it. He sexualizes them, he fetishizes them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pair of gloves or it’s the way something sits in the frame, it physically has to excite him or he’s bored. So he’s making these movies only for himself and so they feel personal. I’m just lucky that he and I, we share the same fantasy so we can take a film like Drive and it can be personal to both of us and have a very clear identity.”
He added, “Marc Platt (Drive’s producer) has this expression, he says that he’s the producer of this “feathered fish” and that most movies are these “feathered fish” where they don’t fly, and they don’t swim. A lot of them don’t have an identity. Maybe because they’re not allowed to, because there’s so many cooks in the kitchen.”
Ryan concluded, “Nicolas makes films for very small amount of money, for people who give him the control. That’s what we had on this film, and we were able to make the film personal and have its own identity.” Ryan Gosling can be seen on the big screen when he appears in the movie The Place Beyond the Pines, which is set to be released later this year.