Ryan Gosling Explains What's Behind His Close Bond With Co-Star Emma Stone (Exclusive)

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Ryan Gosling isn’t about to take the credit for his co-stars’ admiration! 

The 37-year-old actor spoke with ET’s Keltie Knight at the screening of his movie, First Man, during the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday about the recent influx of love he’s received from co-stars Emma Stone and Claire Foy. 

"I don’t think that’s about me,” he humbly told ET. "I think both of those cases you’re referencing, they were on Damien Chazelle films.” 

Stone won the Oscar after co-starring with Gosling in Chazelle’s 2016 film, La La Land, and Foy is currently promoting Chazelle's new drama, First Man, with the actor. 

"I think he creates a certain environment that makes everybody feel creatively involved and it feels like a true collaboration, but he has great vision,” Gosling says of the 33-year-old director. “He’s able to work at these enormous scales but still have the environment feel intimate and creative. So, I think we all are very lucky to work on his movies.”

ET also spoke with Foy at the event, and she couldn’t help but gush over Gosling. 

"I literally feel like God has arrived. He’s amazing, like, well done, Canada,” she teased when singing the Canadian actor's praises. "He really is the most generous, kindest, funny actor. It’s just incredible to work with him and Damian.”

Earlier this month, Stone opened up about working with Gosling on several films, saying, "I can’t even imagine what my life would be without Ryan. He’s so special. It makes me emotional. He’s so talented but he’s such a great person to work with because he’s so collaborative and excited about the process.”

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
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Despite all the praise, Gosling noted that he isn’t even thinking about awards season when it comes to this movie, which follows the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong.  

“What I thought about every day was that Neil Armstrong’s sons were going to see this film and they were going to see not a movie, but you know, a film about their dad and their mother and themselves,” Gosling, who plays Armstrong in the film, said. "And it was very important to me that they feel that we represented that legacy and the fact that they’re here today to support the film and that they’ve seen it and it gets the Armstrong sign of approval is more than I ever could have hoped for."

Gosling was also excited to be back in Toronto, Canada. "It’s really nice to be home. My family lives here and they’re all with me now,” he added. "They haven’t seen the film, and I’m very excited for them to finally see it.”

First Man hits theaters on Oct. 12. In the meantime, here's more with Gosling:

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