Ryan Gosling Reveals His Perfect Day Activity -- Knitting!

14 January 2013
Ryan Gosling on the cover of GQ Australia (Feb/March 2013) -- GQ Australia

Ryan Gosling may be a major film star, but his perfect day involves something entirely unglamorous -- yarn and knitting needles.

"I did this scene in 'Lars and the Real Girl' where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life," Ryan told GQ Australia's February/March 2013 issue.

PLAY IT NOW: Ryan Gosling’s Gangster Squad Premiere

In fact, it wasn't just relaxing. The box office hunk said it was perfect!

"If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it," he said. "And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Big Screen Hunk Ryan Gosling

Ryan also shared with the mag a story of how he was swept into the world of rock 'n' roll as a child, thanks to his uncle, who was an Elvis Presley impersonator.

"When I was a kid, it [my uncle] was certainly the most interesting thing going on in the house. He made his own costumes, did all the sequins - it took months. And I became a bit like his shadow, helping him when I could," Ryan said. "He was in the mirror, working on the voice and singing, and he [slowly] created this character, and then he put together an act and performed in a local talent show. And because I was so interested, he made me the head of security. As a joke."

Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Oscar 2012: Bow-Tied Gents

What to read next

"I spent 35 years as a cop and I love this."

Tech experts call it “better, smarter home security.” Cops use it in stings to catch criminals. Meet SimpliSafe.

Safe ride. Sound savings.

Get to Nissan’s Safety Today Event for great offers on a new Nissan. Shop Now.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Apply Today! Earn 50,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Terms Apply.

What is an Annuity?

May be your key to guaranteed retirement income. Get your free report here.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Argosy University℠, Washington DC

Enjoy Flexible Learning Formats that Fit Your Busy Lifestyle. Learn More About the Master's and Doctorate Programs AU, Washington DC Offers. Apply Now