Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
We adored him in The Notebook as the dreamy Noah, and now Ryan Gosling returns to the romance genre in his latest film, Blue Valentine.
A conventional love story it's not, but the stunning drama has already won critical-acclaim at Sundance Film Festival. It depicts the fiery relationship between Ryan and Michelle's characters, and we wanted to find out what went on behind-the-scenes.
'The film is a real life love story. It's about striving for a kind of perfection that only really exists in the movies; it's not an escape, it's about and for the audience,' Ryan revealed.
WATCH A CLIP FROM BLUE VALENTINE HERE
The film charts the rise and fall of a relationship, and Ryan recalls it was a tough filming process: 'For the first part of the film, when they first meet, we did a lot of improvisation. For the second half, me and Michelle lived the movie and spent all day filming, living in a house and making real memories.'
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Blue Valentine hits cinemas nationwide on January 14
By Hayley Spencer