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Ryan Gosling ditches acting for directing

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Gosling works on How to Catch a Monster

Ryan Gosling's directorial debut is underway! Apparently a force to be reckoned with, the actor has his female lead in How to Catch a Monster on her toes.

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Ryan Gosling's latest project has the pop-culture piece of eye candy on the other side of the camera. Those closely following his directorial debut work in How to Catch a Monster were rewarded this week with a glimpse of the production underway in Detroit.

Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling's better half, was also spotted in Michigan, as was Christina Hendricks, who landed the lead role of Billy in the fantasy noir film. The Mad Men actress plays a single mother who is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

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Cameras caught a glimpse of Ryan Gosling grinning on set, while Christina Hendricks confessed to having gone through a whirlwind of emotions when she was asked to take the coveted role.

"[Ryan] called me and asked me if I was interested in doing this film, and I said: 'One, of course, yes, and two, why me? And three, I don't want to disappoint you," she explained to Flare magazine previously.

"It's the largest role I've ever had, so this is one I'm definitely aware of my anxiety about," she added. "You don't want to disappoint the people who have put their trust in you."

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Though not everyone's happy about Ryan Gosling's acting break, he explained the need to switch things up in March by saying, "I've been doing it too much. I've lost perspective on what I'm doing. I think it's good for me to take a break and reassess why I'm doing it and how I'm doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does."

Does Ryan Gosling's directorial have your interest piqued?

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