Ryan Gosling lets Conan O'Brien in on a dirty Disney secret

Wouldn’t it be nice if Ryan Gosling made the talk-show rounds at least once a week? Granted, it’s certainly starting to feel that way considering he’s had three movies to promote (Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, The Ides of March) over the past few months, but the guy is one seriously entertaining talk-show guest. Plus, he’s easy on the eyes, if you catch my drift. (Pssst, it means he’s very, very handsome.)

Gosling proved all this once again Monday night when he visited Conan and chatted about, among other things, his gripe with Disney (which, surprisingly enough, had nothing to do with The Mickey Mouse Club.) The actor regaled O’Brien (who later got, er, distracted, by Nicole Scherzinger) with the folklore that Disneyland “has been breeding an army of cats… and they’re not just ordinary cats, they have a special set of skills.” Gosling explained that, as the legend goes, the “commando cats” live “in a barracks” on the outskirts of Disneyland, and at night when the park closes, they’re released to kill all of the mice. (“That’s what I love about Disney, they’re so weird and they think of everything,” said Gosling.) But the actor sees one major flaw with this plan: “The whole empire of Disney is built on the back of one mouse!”

Watch the full charming interview below in which Gosling also talks about an ex-girlfriend that wouldn’t let him get “too handsy” while O’Brien’s show was on, how REO Speedwagon was the real inspiration for Drive, and then gives Coco a bitchin’ replica of his jacket from that flick, albeit one a few sizes too small for Coco’s large frame, that matches his “white satin skin.”

So, see ya next week, Gos?

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  • Lindsay

    I have actually heard that about the cats in Disney world before, not sure it was that big of a secret.

    • why?

      This clip proves Conan and Ryan are AWESOME

  • DW

    I really want that jacket so I can be a somewhat less attractive version of Gosling’s “Drive” character for Halloween.

  • POParitaville

    Having worked there I can tell you the truth. A portion of what he said is correct. There are cats that roam the park to help with the rodents. They are feral though, not trained. Sometimes guests will spot the cats during the day. If you ever see one, trust me, don’t try to pet it. I’ve seen them attack a rat before and it was right out of ‘Jurassic Park’.

    There are kennels (what he called barracks) backstage at Disneyland, but those are for the guard dogs.

    • The Wife

      I think people sometimes forget that the truth is entertaining enough. :)

  • Polly

    He needs to stop being so charming and sexy. Really. It’s getting too distracting.

    • punch drunk fool

      he needs to stop being god for a while!

  • Dana

    It’s true. They do have cats at Disneyworld. Some of them give hugs and sign autographs. It’s pretty cool…

  • Grant

    The cats are TOTALLY TRUE. My friend is a castmember at the park. They don’t “release them into the park at night,” they just let them roam free. Ride the Mark Twain or eat at the restaurant across from Splash Mountain. Bet you’ll spot a cat!

  • mral

    Could Ryan Gosling play British??? Or will he forever be that tough New Yawrker??

  • Jen

    love him so much. so charming.

  • Spandex

    I think Gosling just proposed a new direct-to-video franchise: DISNEY ARMY CATS: PROTECTORS OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM!!!! Coming soon to Disney Blu-Ray & DVD!

  • ……..

    F uck Gosling. Over rated hack. We still miss you, Heath.

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