Ryan Gosling On YouTube Heroics: 'I Had Just Come From The Gymnasium And Was All Stretched Out'

We've long known mega babe/masterful actor Ryan Gosling is a humble sort of fellow. Heck, the guy can't even catch a glimpse of F--- Yeah! Ryan Gosling posts without turning bright red and giggling like a school girl. So it comes as no surprise that when we caught up with him at the junket for "Drive" today and inquired about his recent YouTube heroics, he was characteristically low-key and self-deprecating about the whole affair.

As you'll recall, Ryan was caught on video breaking up a fight in New York City and was unofficially declared our national hero, even though he's Canadian. Except, Ryan doesn't think of himself as a hero at all. In fact, he's rather embarrassed by the whole thing.

"I think that guy really was stealing that other guy’s painting, so I should have just kept my nose out of it," he admitted. "It was sad, because it turns out that I said to the guy, ‘Why are you doing this?’ he said, ‘Well he tried to steal my painting.’ I said, ‘How do you know?’ and he said, ‘Well he comes here every day and looks at my paintings,’ which means the guy was a fan, and so he wanted the painting so bad he had to steal it because he couldn’t afford it. So he finally steals the painting and then he’s getting his ass kicked by his hero, and then the guy from 'The Notebook' shows up and makes it weirder. It’s just, the whole thing. Nobody wins, nobody won."

When our intrepid reporter, Kara Warner, tried to point out that Ryan himself was a winner, he just shook his head and disagreed.

“I did not win,” he said. “I had just come from the gymnasium, and I was all stretched out and feeling warmed up. So I’m embarrassed.”

If you need to hug it out, Ryan, you know where to find us.

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