Ryan Gosling has played down rumours he is dating Michelle Williams.
The pair sparked speculation of a real-life romance when snapped holding hands at the photocall for new movie Blue Valentine at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.
Ryan previously dated The Notebook co-star Rachel Mc Adams, 31.
Finally, the planets aligned and we shot it last summer in Pennsylvania.There was no net or stunt double, and no one on the crew knew what was going on.At that point, Williams gave it up, and down Gosling came as producer Jamie Patricof stormed onto the set to shut down filming.The director, Derek Cianfrance, had us living as these characters.If, for instance, today was a fighting day, we would just pick fights with each other all day.The film’s writer-director, Derek Cianfrance, originally wrote the scene in a straightforward manner, but when it came to shooting it, he told Williams not to tell Gosling the secret no matter what.He told the actor he had to do whatever it took to find out.All of these things are artificial, and you have to strip that away if you’re going to achieve a sense of intimacy. When I made , the director, Nick Cassavetes, who is John’s son, used to show me his father’s movies. In real life sex is messy, and we wanted to get at that wonderful messiness. He told me so many stories: John would have an idea for a movie, and he’d wake Nick up in the middle of the night and pitch the story to him. If the character is true, the movie will fall into place. MW: We never rehearsed anything, and those were really dark days. I played a character like Edie Sedgwick, the Warhol superstar. When I ran into Ryan [Gosling], he said, “What about that movie? I’m going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing—a phony accent that becomes your trademark.We shot the beginning of our relationship first, and it was fun and alive. Ryan and I had stopped relating to each other as Ryan and Michelle. I had a long drive from set to home each night, and I would roll down all the windows and turn up the music as loud as I could and hang my head out the window like a dog and scream. She was overt and sexual and confident, and that was different for me. LH: You’ve acted since you were a child—you’d think it would be second nature to play any character. ” I was surprised; I thought Blue Valentine existed only in my head. LH: And you have interesting tattoos—they look like you got them in prison. I’m waiting to get old—I think old guys with tattoos look good.