Ryan Gosling Settles Down With Tag Heuer
I usually reply to the straightforward.
What kind of watches have you ever gravitated in direction of from Tag, and why?
I imply, the Monaco’s type of laborious to, uh, miss. It is so distinctive. I bear in mind seeing it in Le Mans and simply feeling prefer it’s clearly very particular. However I believe the Carrera, for me, is simply what I reply to.
And you actually like classic watches, too. What’s it about classic that you just’re actually drawn to?
I really feel like what’s cool is you may put this in any scenario and any time interval during the last century and it most likely nonetheless would’ve been cool. So, for myself anyway, I would somewhat have one thing that I may simply put on in any scenario and never need to suppose an excessive amount of about it.
You talked about that generally watches can outline or say one thing a few character in a film. On this film The Grey Man you’ve gotten popping out, all of the characters put on Tag Heuer. So what about these watches was proper for these characters?
Properly, the character has to have the ability to type of go into many alternative sorts of conditions and assume totally different personas and mix in and likewise is concerned in so many excessive motion moments. So the watch had to have the ability to work in all these totally different situations and likewise have the ability to be resilient sufficient to believably take the entire excessive conditions it was in. I imply, we actually beat the hell out of it and it simply saved going.
That is cool. And Tag Heuer has a pleasant historical past of representing totally different characters. Steve McQueen selected the Monaco in Le Mans as a result of that’s the model a real-life driver would have worn.
Yeah, and in Drive, I had this thought that the character would not belief the timepiece in no matter burner automobile he was utilizing. So he would repair his watch to the steering wheel. And I wished it to be actually easy and legible in order that it was not solely clear for the digital camera, however clear for the character precisely how a lot time he had.
And partly due to Drive, Tag is referring to you because the inheritor obvious to Steve McQueen. What do you suppose while you hear that?
I do not know a lot about Steve McQueen. I imply, I do know somewhat of his work. And clearly I do know of his connection to racing, so I see why he was an ideal match. I additionally suppose there’s one thing about watches which might be… no matter historical past they arrive with, they’re at all times current. They’re at all times simply within the second. And I believe that is one thing McQueen possessed as an actor. He was a really in-the-moment type of actor.
Properly, let’s pivot from watches for one second. You fly very beneath the radar. I ponder how has the previous 12 months and a half been for you within the pandemic? Picked up any hobbies? Are you making sourdough or something?
No, no sourdough. Our children are younger, so it was a troublesome time for them to be separated from different children and never having the ability to see household and whatnot. So, we did our greatest to entertain them. I believe Eva and I did extra performing in quarantine than we have now in our entire careers.
Actually dramatic bedtime tales with the voices and all that?
Yeah, we spent lots of our time simply doing that.