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Ryan Gosling's 'awful massage'

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Ryan Gosling's 'awful massage'

Ryan Gosling was traumatised by an "awful Turkish massage".

The 'Nice Guys' actor revealed his attempts to relax went terribly wrong when he wound up with a mouthful of "belly hair" from his masseur.

Speaking on 'The Graham Norton Show', he said: "I had an awful experience having a Turkish massage where this guy's idea of massage was to take one leg and the other arm and try to connect it behind my back. And then his belly went in my mouth.

"And you know when you get something weird in your mouth and, if you're eating something, your brain sends your tongue to figure out what it is? It's not a conscious thought. My tongue was like, 'What is that?' It's a hairy belly!"

Meanwhile, Ryan, 35, recently revealed he has quit smoking after he unexpectedly gassed himself on the lung-damaging fumes while shooting 'The Nice Guys'', in which he portrays chain-smoking private investigator Holland March.

He explained: "I use to [smoke], but in this movie I smoked myself out. I never want another cigarette again!

"It really is the greatest way to quit - it's hard to come by - you really have to get a film where you have to smoke all the time, but I highly recommend it if you are trying to quit."

And smoking wasn't the only bad habit the hunk was force to pick up for the movie as he was also expected to play drunk.

But he has admitted that towards the end he didn't really need to act anymore as he and his co-star Russell Crowe - who plays a contract killer in the flick - would regularly rock up to set hungover after hours of boozing the night before.

He explained: "In terms of the drinking, I am supposed to be drunk all the time in the film, but it actually worked out because I went out with Russell right before we started shooting, so I was still drunk the entire shoot. So I never had to play drunk once, I was 'Scooby Doo-py' all day long."