Ryan Gosling Gushes Over "Very Helpful" Eva Mendes, Reveals His Looks Were Never a "Threat" in High School

Lost River star also opens up about high school where the ladies weren't totally impressed

By Mike Vulpo Jun 07, 2015 9:54 PMTags
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It's no secret that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes try to keep their private lives as private as possible.

But in a new interview with Australian's Sunday Style, the actor couldn't help but gush about his leading lady both on and off the big screen.

When discussing his new movie Lost River, the proud dad gave major props to his partner who lent her support to the project in more ways than one.

"She indirectly picked things that became very important to different people involved," he shared with the publication. "She hates credit and she'll even be mad that I'm giving her that credit. But she was very helpful in so many ways."

Lost River is centered on a single mother swept into a dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. The movie also stars Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith.

While the film marks Gosling's directorial debut, the actor can't help but sometimes travel back in time to when he was just a high school student with big goals.

As it turns out, the Hollywood heartthrob so many ladies admire today wasn't exactly a stud in his younger years.

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"Growing up, I never played sports. And I guess, growing up, the guys girls liked were jocks or you know that sort of thing and because I never did that; I was in dance class and things like that," he shared. "Also I just grew up around a lot of girls."

He continued, "I was [involved] in a lot of their conversations about guys and I found it frustrating because I felt like I must not be a threat if they're being so open in front of me. That used to bother me [laughs]. Yeah, that bothered me. I didn't like that."

Trust us, Gosling. From your acting, directing and parenting skills, it's safe to call you a triple threat these days.