Nicolas Winding Refn (no relation), The Treatment (2009.10.14, ≈22:49):

And then Bronson, that was kind of interesting, because I wanted to make a very feminine movie. Even though it was a film set in a prison dealing with very masculinity and violence, I wanted to make it very feminine. So I would listen to a lot of Pet Shop Boys. And that will drive you crazy, by the way, especially if you listen to it every single day for about three months. And my assistants were really starting to be annoyed. There’s only so many times you can hear “It’s a Sin.”

Because I did meet with the Pet Shop Boys about doing the music afterwards, but their attitude was like “You can’t afford us, baby” – which was probably right and actually very good, because what I ended up doing was that I started playing classical music.

Ryan Gosling:

I like to exercise. I don’t like to go to the gym. I like to do ballet. And I do gymnastics. Making muscles is boring. And they don’t do anything. They’re just like pets eventually. You have to feed them and take care of them.

Well, they’re not completely useless.



Gym muscles are useless. And they look stupid, because you can’t do anything with them. They have no practical use.

Okay, but did I read that you’re involved in some Thai-kickboxing movie?

Yeah. We shoot at the beginning of next year.

Who’s the director on that?

Nicolas Winding Refn…. And it’s also been fun, the press part, because when I come to a roundtable, I’ll leave and they’ll say, “Oh, so Nicolas said that you both made a movie baby in the back of your car.” Or like, “He penetrated you creatively. He impregnated you with a movie baby.”

We don’t do that at this table.

Put Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn together and what you should get is a remake of The Believer.

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