Ryan cooks! Ryan does dishes! | Michelle WILLIAMS, interviewed in the Observer UK, August 4, 2012:
I’ve only just got over Blue Valentine, your 2010 film that detailed the collapse of another relationship. I was broken for weeks after watching that.
I think I’ve only recently got over Blue Valentine. I was broken for a couple of years after that. That one cut really close to the bone because of the way that we worked, the way the director had us rehearse but never rehearse, we just kind of lived together, so things that aren’t real felt very real. Yes, that one took a while.
Instead of rehearsal, you basically lived with Ryan Gosling and your daughter in the film for a month. Who did the cooking and things like that?
Ryan’s a great cook, he’s really good at improvising. He said something sweet when we were in that rehearsal period. He did a lot of the cooking and a lot of the dishes, and I think finally I said to him, “Ryan, this isn’t how it goes. This doesn’t feel real to me.” And he said, “I know, Michelle, but you have a home and a kid. You’re cooking when you go home so I feel bad making you do it here too.”
I’m asking for the men out there: is there anything that Ryan Gosling doesn’t do really well?
I am left wondering the same thing. Oooohh, ummm, errrr! I really can’t think of anything.