Ryan Gosling for GQ Australia

Ryan Gosling photographed by Mario Testino for GQ Australia.

Ryan talks about his love for knitting with GQ.
Ryan Gosling may be a major film star, but his perfect day involves something entirely un-glamorous — yarn and knitting needles. 
“I did this scene in ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life,” Ryan told GQ Australia’s February/March 2013 issue. 
In fact, it wasn’t just relaxing. The box office hunk said it was perfect! 
“If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it,” he said. “And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf.” 
Ryan also shared with the mag a story of how he was swept into the world of rock ‘n’ roll as a child, thanks to his uncle, who was an Elvis Presley impersonator. 
“When I was a kid, (my uncle) was certainly the most interesting thing going on in the house. He made his own costumes, did all the sequins — it took months. And I became a bit like his shadow, helping him when I could,” Ryan said. “He was in the mirror, working on the voice and singing, and he (slowly) created this character, and then he put together an act and performed in a local talent show. And because I was so interested, he made me the head of security. As a joke.”