Ryan Gosling on robbing banks for The Place Beyond The Pines

Exclusive: “I’d always wanted to rob banks but was too scared of jail”

In issue 205 of Total Film magazine, we chat to The Place Beyond The Pines stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.

You can read the full feature inside the issue (available for just £1.99 on your iPad), but here’s a snippet of what Gosling - who will soon be quitting acting for a while - had to say about getting into character as a stunt biker turned bank robber.

“Before Blue Valentine, I told Derek [Cianfrance, director] how I’d always wanted to rob banks but was too scared of jail,” said the actor with a smile. “But if I was going to do it, I would do it on a motorcycle and drive into a U-Haul [trailer] at the end.”

Gosling even admitted that he picked up some pointers on TPBTP: “I learned that you just have to ask for the money; they have to give it to you. I’m not promoting it but I would say don’t use a weapon if you’re going to do it because nice bank robbers spend less time in jail.”

For more from Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, pick up the brand-new issue 205 of Total Film magazine, which is on sale now.

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