Tuesday 26 September 2017

Refn's telepathic bond with Gosling

Nicolas Winding Refn says he can read Ryan Gosling's mind
Nicolas Winding Refn says he can read Ryan Gosling's mind

Nicolas Winding Refn has revealed the key to working with Drive star Ryan Gosling - their telepathic bond.

Ryan, who stars in the gritty thriller as a stuntman, has described the Danish filmmaker as a "special filmmaker" and chose him specially to direct the big-screen adaptation of James Sallis' novel of the same name.

Nicolas said: "I don't have a secret, I think it's because of our telekinetic [sic] relationship. Ryan and I are very close - we're like one person but in two bodies. We can read each other's minds and we can communicate through alternative methods.

"And my wife likes him a lot, so it's a very interesting European marriage."

Ryan revealed the filmmaker "ignored" him on their first meeting because he was feeling ill.

But Nicolas explained: "It wasn't that I ignored him, I was just high as a kite so it was hard for me to have a conversation. I felt really bad.

"He was taking me back to my hotel and I was in such an emotional frenzy that I started crying, but it led to an idea for a movie for us to make. He was interested in a book called Drive by James Sallis about a stuntman in Los Angeles and everything came about in the car ride."

:: Drive is in cinemas now.

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