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Hey girl, alert your ovaries: Ryan Gosling is talking about baby Esmeralda!

The proud daddy also has a lot to say about his other baby, his directorial debut Lost River. At SXSW Sunday, the first-time father told E! News' Jesse Giddings he was a little nervous but "more excited" for the film to finally debut.

"We've been working on it for years now, and it's only ever screened once," Ryan said with a smile. "So it's nice to finally have our second screening and to just help the movie find its audience."

He also gushed about partner Eva Mendes for her role in the film. "She helped like all of the actors," offered Ryan humbly. "I didn't really direct them. I picked them because they would kind of direct me."

Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith and Ben Mendelsohn are in Lost River, too. "I trusted them," Ryan said of the cast. "I'd worked with all of them before. I admire them, I loved them. I just knew that they would take their characters and take ownership of them."

Now, go ahead and remind your ovaries to not explode, and when you're ready watch the clip above to see what Ryan has to say about this "exciting" time in his life and getting to be Esmeralda's daddy!

For more of Ryan's interview, tune in to E! News Monday at 7 and 11 p.m.