Ryan Gosling confesses love of knitting

Ryan Gosling confesses love of knitting (Allstar)

While celebrities are certainly embracing the recent upsurge in homemade crafts such as knitting and crocheting, it seems that it has mostly been women who have been revealing their allegiance to yarn.

However, in what may come as a surprise to many film fans, Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling has admitted to harbouring a secret love for knitting.

The star of films such as The Notebook and Drive admitted in the latest issue of GQ Australia that his "perfect day" would involve picking up the knitting needles.

While promoting his new movie Gangster Squad Gosling has been discussing his role as a police officer who battles to take down a ruthless mob king.

However, despite the tough characters he plays, he confessed to having a much softer side.

Gosling told the publication: "I did this scene in Lars and the Real Girl where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life.

"If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf."

Designing clothes is nothing new for the actor, as he later discussed growing up around performers, including his uncle, who was a professional Elvis Presley impersonator.

"When I was a kid, it [my uncle] was certainly the most interesting thing going on in the house. He made his own costumes, did all the sequins - it took months. And I became a bit like his shadow, helping him when I could," Gosling explained.

This included aiding him with singing and getting ready, including picking outfits and ensuring that they were up to standard.

Gosling even joked that his uncle made him "the head of security," for his act.

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