Having celebrity parents can be confusing for kids, but in a new interview with GQ, Ryan Gosling discussed how his daughters “finally figured out” that he was famous.
Gosling shares Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 5, with wife Eva Mendes. Per the January 1 interview with GQ, the girls are both “too young to watch any of Gosling’s movies, save, perhaps, La La Land,” although Esmeralda did watch him on set of Blade Runner 2049. When he was fighting with costar Harrison Ford, Esmeralda shouted “You’re winning!” in the middle of the take, to which Ford said, “What about me?” The article also revealed that when Gosling was filming First Man, his daughters would “point to the moon and tell people that’s where their daddy worked.”
But now, his daughters have a better understanding of what their dad does. In the interview, Gosling said, “Yeah. I think they finally figured it out…that my name is actually ‘The Gray Man’ and I’m an assassin for the CIA.”
Gosling also clarified that mom Eva Mendes, is the real star of the family, as their daughters loved watching her in a 1999 film about a boy who turns into a farmyard animal. “My Brother The Pig was a big hit,” Gosling said in the interview. “I highly recommend it, by the way. Eva’s amazing in it.” He also joked that him and his wife “spend a lot of our time trying to keep them entertained.”
Gosling, 41, is now painfully aware of the time he has with his children. “Time, in general, is something I think about a lot now. My kids are growing up so fast I need to keep an eye on the clock in a way I never used to,” he said.