Ryan Gosling 'couldn't combine acting and directing'
Ryan Gosling couldn't combine acting and directing his own films.
The 34-year-old Hollywood star - who directed the fantasy film 'Lost River' - has revealed that unlike some of his peers, he wouldn't be able to combine the two tasks.
He admitted: "There's guys out there directing themselves and making it look easy - but it's not.
"I don't know how they're doing it, because directing is not easy. For me, it was just enough to try and direct the film. It just wasn't an option to be in ['Lost River']."
However, Ryan insisted he had no qualms directing Eva Mendes - his girlfriend and mother of his seven-month old daughter Esmeralda Amada - in the new film.
He told Metro newspaper: "You want to direct people that you care about, because you love them and you want them to be great and you want to show what you think is great about them."
Meanwhile, Ryan recently insisted he isn't "afraid" of failure, suggesting his exposure to fame at a young age has removed any problems of self-consciousness.
The former 'Mickey Mouse Club' star said: "I did start very young but I'm glad that I did because I didn't have the fear of failure, you know.
"I tried it. I think if I'd waited until I was a little older, then I think I might have been a lot more self-conscious, or afraid of failing."