George Clooney Reveals Why Ryan Gosling Was Absent From the Golden Globe Awards

January 16, 2012 By:
George Clooney Reveals Why Ryan Gosling Was Absent From the Golden Globe Awards

If you’re anything like me, you were asking yourself one question during last night’s 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards: ‘Where’s Ryan Gosling?! For the love of god where IS RYAN GOSLING?!?!’

This was followed by severe disappointment in the form of all of us crying into our pillows, because Ryan was a no-show at last night’s Golden Globes.

And George Clooney, Ryan’s Ides of March costar, had something to say about it. Clooney joked that Ryan “is in Thailand or something.”

“And you know what you do in Thailand.”

….eat…thai food?

“He’s working, I think, in Thailand,” Clooney said. “He wrote me a nice letter, an email, this morning. You know, he’s gotta work, he’s gotta earn a living, he’s a struggling actor.”

But George is right, Ryan is indeed filming a movie in Thailand. Gosling’s rep revealed that Gosling is “working out of the country.”

Ryan is rumored to be shooting Only God Forgives, a movie about mixed martial arts that’s set in Bangkok.

This isn’t the first time George has busted Ryan’s chops. Back in November, when Bradley Cooper won PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive”, many Gosling fans flipped out, even starting a petition to get the title handed over to Ryan.

Clooney joked: “He really wants it. He’s been saying…the whole time we were on the set of ‘Ides of March,’ he was like, ‘How did you pull that off?’ So I called up Brad Pitt and we worked with him for weeks on the walk, we told him how to train…everything.”