Ryan Gosling has been on our radar quite a bit of late. And not just because we ladies at entertainment.ie fancy the absolute PANTS off him (and search for pictures of him online at regular intervals. Or is that just me?), he's got some pretty daycent movies coming out too. But, judging by Movie Editor Mike Sheridan's 5 Star review of Drive, while Gosling has proved he's got the chops to go far where drama is concerned, he always just wanted to make comedies.

The star of Crazy, Stupid, Love revealed that he preferred making funny movies to serious dramas when speaking with Metro.

"Comedies have always been my favourite movies and I always wanted to make them but then I got into drama and never had the chance... But I also know that so much of comedy is about who you work with and your chemistry with the other actors." Said the devlishly handsome actor.

Asked if he enjoyed improvising some of his dialogue in Crazy, Stupid, Love, he replied: "I have to - I don't have a choice. These directors, they get bored and they're like, 'Boring! Surprise me'... So I had a friend come to the set and we would just rip with each other between sets, so if they were to call me to take the scene in another direction I would be prepared." You can watch the trailer here.

While Digital Spy report that Gosling said recently that he wants to reunite with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and co-star Albert Brooks on a romantic comedy, other sources report that he actually intends on quitting acting altogether. Shock. Horror. Could we really be nearing the end of our (my) Ryan Gosling drool fest so soon? Sure he's been acting for 12 years but his career has just now hit a peak. Speaking to The Times last week, Gosling said: "I've been doing this since I was 12... I don't want to act much longer; I can't do one thing my whole life. I know there are only so many characters I'll be able to play. It will be over whenever the inspiration dries up." A sad day for cinema that will be.

Caroline Foran