“Extra” caught up with Ryan Gosling at the New York premiere of “The Place Beyond the Pines,” where he set the record straight about his time off from acting. According to the star, he won't be resting.

Ryan explained, “It's not really time off. I'm just taking a break to direct.”



He’s already set to make his directorial debut with the new film “How to Catch a Monster,” starring real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes. “We haven't worked together in that way yet, so we'll see.”

“The Place Beyond the Pines” opens in theaters March 29.

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