“They also created the buildings within the distance.
Every window of these buildings has its own lighting pattern, mirroring a separate, autonomous life and story. So, the level of which Denis was prepared to commit to his vision in that way was not only inspiring, but also as an actor, you are not forced to imagine very much. It’s been a really incredible experience so far, just getting to spend time with Neil’s family and his boys, ex-wife and childhood friends, and going to his childhood town in Wapakoneta (Ohio). So, it’s exciting to be able to explore that story again.” In the meantime, in the present, Ryan’s life is dominated by three girls—his love, Eva Mendes, and their two daughters.
“As a fan of the original, I was curious as to how they were going to evolve the story and those characters,” said Ryan, looking preppy in a denim jacket, argyle sweater and slacks. I thought I was just going to see a regular science-fiction film, but what I saw was something else altogether.
“What is just as interesting as the film itself is the experience you have after you’ve seen it.
She joked: "I don’t feel like I’ve really earned the right [to give motherly advice].
(“It’s complicated,” you had to tell your fictional best friend Reese Witherspoon over imagined brunch.) While Mendes and Gosling stay mum on the subject of their relationship, which dates back to their days filming 2012’s magazine, Mendes explained the thought process behind naming their daughters Amada and Esmeralda Amada.“My grandmother’s name is Amada, and Esmeralda Amada is the name of our oldest,” the actress revealed.
LOS ANGELES—Ryan Gosling fights a lot of guys, including Fil-Am actor, body builder and former wrestler and mixed martial artist Dave Bautista, in “Blade Runner 2049.” But Ryan told us whose punches he had to watch out for: Harrison Ford’s.
“If Harrison keeps punching me in the face, I don’t want to see what it’s going to look like,” Ryan said with a laugh in our recent talk with him in downtown Los Angeles, the setting of his acclaimed contemporary musical film, “La La Land,” and “Blade Runner 2049,” when the sunny metropolis has become a bleak, gray and toxic city.
“It was very special because I have never done a science-fiction film,” Ryan pointed out.
“I assumed there would be a fair amount of green screen involved.
It just felt like a wonderful opportunity to be a part of something special.” The Golden Globe best actor winner for “La La Land” spoke effusively about Harrison: “He’s the best collaborator you could ask for.