Ryan Gosling’s young daughters with actress Eva Mendes have allowed the actor to visualize the overall strength many women possess. The former Mouseketeer talked with Evening Standard Magazine about how he thinks women are “stronger” and “more evolved” than men.
“I think women are better than men. They are stronger, more evolved. You can tell especially when you have daughters and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately.”
Gosling and Mendes, who have been together for many years, have a toddler named Esmerelda Amada and in late April secretly had their second daughter who they named Amada Lee. Amada is said to be Mendes’ grandmother’s name and it means “beloved” in Spanish.
This isn’t the first time Gosling has spoken highly of women, The Daily Telegraph asked the actor back in 2015 how he felt about strong female leads in his movies and the Feminist Ryan Gosling project on tumblr.
I grew up with strong women and the amount of them grows exponentially as time goes on, in my world and that’s my reality. So, I just tend to gravitate towards stories with strong female characters.
And if you’re wondering how the actor feels about all that fuss he causes women and some men (because he’s so hot), he told Evening Standard “it’s our time as men to be on the receiving end of the stick,” even though it can be a little creepy at times.
I’ve always been aware of it. When my mother and I walked to the grocery store, men would circle the block in cars. It was very, very scary, especially as a young boy. Very predatory — a hunt.
(via ES Magazine)