Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams get sexy on the cover of the October 2010 issue of W magazine, shot by Inez and Vinoodh, to promote their new film, Blue Valentine.
Check out some highlights below:
On being naked on camera: “I have the usual self-loathing and body issues, and yet I seem to be naked in a lot of movies. It would be really nice if the pictures did not get posted online. But then maybe that¹s a reason to do it: Just get naked, and who cares if it ends up on the Internet.”
On the raw sex scene with Ryan in Blue Valentine: “We did the sex scenes and it was toxic. Ryan and I stopped relating to each other as Ryan and Michelle. Those scenes took forever.”
On landing Dawson’s Creek: “I was so lucky to get Dawson’s. I was auditioning for pilots twice a day. You get used to the rhythm of rejection. But auditioning for pilots taught me to change my clothes really fast. To this day I can get in and out of my bra and panties faster than anyone.”
On his Canadian accent: “As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn’t sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can’t shake, so it’s not phony anymore. I’m going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing, a phony accent that becomes your trademark.”
On his interesting tattoos: “I like when they look bad, but no one will do bad tattoos. So I did one myself. That’s why it’s bad.”
On the raw sex scene with Michelle in Blue Valentine: “In real life sex is messy, and we wanted to get under that wonderful messiness.”
The October issue hits newsstands nationally on September 21.