Ryan Gosling Flat Out Rejected the Idea of Going To Space, Had the Most Hilarious Response To Offer Instead: “I think I’m busy that day”

Ryan Gosling Flat Out Rejected the Idea of Going To Space, Had the Most Hilarious Response To Offer Instead
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Ryan Gosling portrayed the iconic role of Neil Armstrong in the 2018 Damien Chazelle film First Man. Depicting the story of Neil Armstrong, Damien Chazelle’s drama/history movie showcases the journey of Apollo 11.


During a promotional interview for the movie, Ryan Gosling was offered a golden opportunity (hypothetically) to go to space and become a space tourist. Gosling immediately rejected the proposal and gave back a hilarious response to the interviewer.

Ryan Gosling in First Man (2018)
Ryan Gosling in First Man (2018)

Ryan Gosling Is Busy That Day

During the promotional interview of First Man, Ryan Gosling sat down alongside director Damien Chazelle for their interview. When both of them had settled down, the interviewer started asking them questions about First Man and some hypothetical scenarios.

Ryan Gosling in First Man
Ryan Gosling in First Man

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In their interview with The Guardian, the interviewer asked Ryan Gosling whether if given the chance, he would ever become a space tourist or not. Gosling thought for a bit and flatly refused the offer. When asked for a reason, the Barbie star had a hilarious response during his interview with The Guardian.

“No. I think I’m busy that day”

Gosling turned the question towards director Damien Chazelle and asked him whether he would like to go to space or not.


“Probably not. I mean, I’d love to but I’d have to be guranteed that I could come back.”

With Chazelle being an iconic director, The Gray Man actor stated that he already knew what kind of a movie First Man would be when he and Chazelle met all the way back in 2014!

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Ryan Gosling Knew Damien Chazelle’s Vision Before A Script Was Made

Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle

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With Damien Chazelle being a visionary director, First Man was bound to be a great movie. Gosling and the director had first met all the way back in 2014 when Chazelle was enjoying the fame from his iconic film Whiplash. In an interview with GQGosling revealed that he was already able to see the director’s vision without even reading the script.

“Even in that first meeting, I felt as though I had just seen the film.”

While Damien Chazelle repaid the compliment in kind by stating how he was a big fan of Gosling’s work before they met.

“I was just excited because I’d been a fan of Ryan’s for so long. Just to get to meet him and talk to him, that was its own kind of prize in a way.”

Depicting the story of Neil Armstrong, First Man received a rating of 7.3/10 on IMDB and 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. The 2018 film is available to stream on fuboTV in the U.S.


Source: The Guardian, GQ


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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.