Ryan Gosling Says After Doubting Backstreet Boys’ Success, ‘They’re Not Returning My Calls’ (VIDEO)

It’s not secret that Ryan Gosling spent a significant portion of his adolescence on The Mickey Mouse Club, singing and dancing alongside future pop stars like Justin Timberlake on the Disney Channel series.

But in an interview for his new film Gangster Squad, Gosling reveals that he doubted for the future of such pop phenomena as Backstreet Boys when a members of the band first proclaimed their inevitable success.

“When I was doing the Mickey Mouse Club, we were living in the same place as that guy A.J. from the Backstreet Boys,” Gosling tells Celebuzz. “They were just forming that band, so he was saying how big they were going to be – and he had a poster of them in his house.

 

“We were like, it’s never going to happen,” he remembers. “Didn’t they already do that with New Kids? You’re a little late. Cut to… I was wrong.”

Backstreet Boys, of course, went on to become multimillion-selling pop stars, and continue to flourish today – perhaps not coincidentally thanks to a collaboration with forbears New Kids on the Block, entitled NKOTBSB. But Gosling insists that he isn’t regretful he skipped that particular career path in lieu of his current acting career.

“You can’t live in the past,” he says. “You’ve got to live in the now. That ship has sailed.”

Nevertheless, Gosling joked that his efforts to reach out to A.J. since then failed to receive a response. “They’re not returning my calls,” he says. “I try not to think about it.”

Watch Celebuzz’ interview with Gosling above, and the film’s theatrical trailer below. And then let us know in the comments – what do you think of the idea of Baby Goose getting down on stage as a pop star?

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Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS)

If you’re anything like us, the first few weeks of the year are a tangle of renewed responsibilities, halfhearted resolutions and mostly, desperate need for more days off.

As such, it’s not just a welcome, but necessary distraction to find a movie (or two, or three) to occupy those hours not already claimed by work or a new gym membership – which is why Five Flicks in Five Clicks exists.

Celebuzz takes a look at the week’s top five films – some already successful, others eagerly anticipated – to help moviegoers make their choice when they trek out to theaters over the weekend.

Click here to launch the gallery and see Celebuzz’ breakdown of the week’s films.

Check out the trailers for the films below.

Django Unchained

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Gangster Squad

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A Haunted House

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Jack Reacher

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Texas Chainsaw 3D

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Let us know in the comments below – which of these cinematic masterpieces makes you most excited to go to the movies?

‘Gangster Squad’ Costume Designer Reveals How Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone Suited Up for the ’40s Crime Story (Q&A)

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Genetics may get all of the credit for movie stars being so darn attractive up on the screen, but truthfully, it’s costume designers who often do most of the work. And over the past two decades, Mary Zophres has helped George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeff Bridges among many others look their best, earning BAFTA and Academy Award nominations in the process.

Most recently, Zophres gave a glamorous sheen to Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad, a crime thriller that required her to recreate the look of the 1940s in order to bring to life the true story of a group of cops who were assigned the task of taking down one of Los Angeles’ most notorious mob bosses, Mickey Cohen.

Zophres spoke exclusively with Celebuzz about her work on the film, which involved tracking down an extensive collection of period costumes, and assembling new ones that perfectly fitted the ensemble cast, which also includes Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Anthony Mackie. Additionally, she offered an inside look at a handful of the designs that she came up with as she created the characters’ vintage wardrobes.

Celebuzz: First of all, you did a fantastic job on the costumes in Gangster Squad. I was deeply envious watching those guys walk around in those suits.

Mary Zophres: Well you can do it. I mean, totally. Do you live in L.A.?

CB: Yes, I do.

MZ: There’s a great vintage clothing store called Play Clothes that is on Magnolia, and she has some ’40s suits, a lot of ’50s suits there and they will totally fit you up if you’re in to it. Or take a suit in your closet and just make sure it fits or if you don’t have one, it’s tailoring. That’s the difference between looking good and looking a little shlubby.

CB: Where do you usually start when you are researching something that demands the kind of period detail that Gangster Squad does?

MZ: I start every movie I do, but particularly a movie like a period film, I start doing research. Because it’s based on a true story, there was a lot of visual research on Mickey Cohen and even the gangster squad because there really was a John O’Mara, the character that Brolin plays, there really was a Frank Whalen. [But] we got lots of photos of police detectives from that time period and I looked at a lot of magazines because there’s so many nightclub scenes. And in those days there was magazines called like Photoplay, for instance, and I got like a year or two straight of Photoplay, where you can see candid photos of people out and about, and just to get the feeling of like what people in Los Angeles were looking like and what they were wearing to these nightclubs. We also got movies of people walking in downtown L.A. So we could watch those just to let it sink in, “this is how people looked and dressed in every day life in Los Angeles.” So to make a long story short, [I do] tons of research – a lot of it out of Western Costume; they have a great research library, some of it just online. And then you kind of get ideas, like I based Anthony Mackie‘s character on Jackie Robinson because I couldn’t find any African American detectives in that time period, to be honest with you. Like we took a little bit of license there. So Jackie Robinson, for instance, was an inspiration and there were plenty of research photos on him and you just kind of pick around.

CB: What or who was the inspiration for Emma Stone’s character?

MZ: Emma was a sort of a made-up character, her character Grace Faraday. But I looked to Rita Hayworth and I wanted her to have that sexuality. I mean, she was like Mickey Cohen’s arm candy basically, and so I talked to [director Ruben Flesicher], and he was like, ‘I want her to evoke Rita Hayworth and Lauren Bacall and Gene Tierney.’ So by the time I finish doing my research, I know the script inside and out, and so then it’s just like that’s your reality. I didn’t even look at any other time period piece of clothing or a magazine or anything the whole time I was on Gangster Squad because this was my thing.

CB: Men now are kind of built a little differently than men were then, at least in terms of the way they wore their clothes. How much tailoring did you have to do to suit the actors who were in this film or even just what we perceive as style now as opposed to what was fashionable then?

MZ: Well, the men’s suit back then is different than it is now. A very fashion-forward suit nowadays is shorter — it comes up on a high hip on a man and is more tapered in the leg. It’s a flat front; it has a lower rise. The 1940′s suit has got a stronger shoulder, a niche waist and it’s longer — it just covers the butt. And so the gangster squad, all of their clothes, we made, because every change for those guys ended up having to need a double at some point. And so we built all the clothes for Josh, for Ryan, for Kennard [Robert Patrick], for Ramirez [Michael Pena], for Anthony Mackie’s character. And what we did was we would usually find something that was original, maybe a jacket or a pair of pants from another suit and we would tailor them to the actor, because everybody has different bodies and they’re movie stars and we wanted them to look good. A lot of the fabric came from overseas, from England, from Italy, because we were [looking] for like a textured wool, and then we manufactured it from L.A. tailors who are used to cranking out these large numbers of multiples. We made Josh’s hats, we made Ryan’s hats, and we made Sean Penn‘s hats. And everybody else’s hats we found in stock — there’s great costume houses in L.A. where we could find some really good originals, [but] you have to try a lot of hats on to get the one with the right crown and the right brim. So it was a lot of tailoring and a lot of manufacturing, and for Emma, we built all of her clothes.

CB: Who was the easiest to find a style that matched their personality or the personality of the character with that sort of period detail?

MZ: I thought not only were they enthusiastic and willing to get inside their character and the period, but everybody sort of listened to me when we were talking and prepping. You mentioned that all the men are built differently than they are, and we said try to lay off the heavy weights if you’re going to work out — work out like they did in those days with just push-ups, sit ups, pull-ups. Because you don’t want that big thick body in this time period, and everybody did that. And Josh had a great haircut and he looked great in his fedora, and to me, the minute he put his costume on he looked like he stepped out of the 1940s. And Ryan wears clothes really well. Michael Pena was just very open; he had never really done a period piece before, and it was a huge learning experience for him. Anthony Mackie has done some period work and he totally understood it – they were all so in to it.

CB: Ryan and Emma’s costumes say so much about their characters. How much participation did they have in their costumes, and how much were they reliant on you to sort of find costumes that were appropriate for their characters?

MZ: I think because they both were coming from very busy schedules — like Ryan was on another movie — they were very reliant on my research. I don’t know how to say this without sounding [full of myself], but I sort of guided them – like, this is the world that this movie is and this is how I see your character and how I see your costume. And they were really receptive to this idea and kind of just accepted it, because you have to remember I had been on the movie — not only have I done this time period, and this is my area of expertise, but I had been on it longer than they had. And so they accepted this way to sort of get in to this time period, get in to their character. Emma was like a sponge — she was totally receptive and wanted to know why and who’s and what’s. She was really cooperative. She had to wear undergarments like girdles and we really pinched in her waist. — she’s got such a nice figure, but she is built more contemporary than a girl from the ’40s is. So, we sucked her in like three inches on her waistline and gave her a little bit bigger bust line. She was totally in to it, and of course she has an opinion, but I think she and I [both] realize what works on her and what doesn’t, so it was a very good relationship.

CB: How about Ryan?

MZ: In the beginning, the audience doesn’t know whether [he’s] a gangster or a cop, you know, and neither does people that [he] hangs out with. And so he dresses a little bit more like a gangster and I also think he cares about his appearance and spends the majority of his income on clothes, whereas Josh’s character is much more utilitarian. Like in his mind, [Josh] went from an Army uniform to a cop uniform, and then now that he’s a detective his suit is a uniform. He had maybe five different suits that we put him in in the movie and they all kind of look alike, and that was intentional. Like he doesn’t want to think about his clothes, whereas Ryan’s character, every day he gets dressed and he’s much more dapper and cares about his appearance and he’s still trying to get a lady, too. There’s a comment in the beginning that not for a lack of trying, but he hasn’t had any action in a couple of weeks. So he’s going for it — he’s out every day, out on the town and trying to look as sharp as he possibly can. And then he has a bit of an arc, [because] as he gets more and more in to being a member of the gangster squad, he becomes a little bit more serious, like you’ll see him wear ties a little bit more often at work as opposed to just an open-collared shirt. That was an intentional arc for his character, just because he cares more — he’s trying to be a member of the squad and be more like what was considered appropriate for a detective to wear in those days.

CB: How feasible do you feel like it is for someone to be influenced by this and take that style now? Do you feel like there’s a way to sort of borrow that and bring it in to sort of a modern, the modern day?

MZ: Oh, absolutely. I think that if the guy was going to purchase some clothes, I think it’s a more formal outward appearance than some people have nowadays, I often think the 1940′s silhouette is quite flattering. So if they did go and purchase ’40s clothes, it’s an intention to tailoring because basically I think that’s what sets the ’40s silhouette apart from some other time periods — the shoulder fits, the waist fits, the sleeve length fits, the pants fit. It’s a formality and attention to tailoring and detail that it works in any time period I think.

CB: Do you have a favorite costume that you designed for this film, or even a favorite character that you worked?

MZ: I love Emma’s red dress — I have to say that red dress to me is a showstopper. I love the cream dress also that she wears when she catches Ryan breaking in to Mickey’s house, but it’s such a short scene you don’t really get a good glimpse at it. But I loved all of her clothes. And also there’s – there was a pimp in the movie that had a huge part got way cut down, but it was my first zoot suit that I ever designed and had built and that was a lot of fun. But I guess it’s Emma’s clothes I really enjoyed doing, just finding those gowns. It was fun because I didn’t copy an original design. That red gown was directly built from my sketch and it was very satisfying to see it go from an idea in my brain on to paper and then into a garment and then on to an actress’s body. To me that red dress is a showstopper. I think she looked fantastic in it and so I have to say that’s probably my favorite.

Which of the costumes in Celebuzz’ gallery is your favorite? Watch the Gangster Squad trailer and let us know what you thought of the stars’ style in the comments below!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’ vs. ‘Zero Dark Thirty’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

Ryan Gosling takes on the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden at the box office this weekend.

Super awards contender Zero Dark Thirty finally goes into wide release after a limited run in December, and the fedora-wearing cops of Gangster Squad are gunning for it. Yep, another round of Box Office Thunderdome is upon us.

In one corner, Warner Bros. long-delayed Gangster Squad sets Gosling, Josh Brolin and others on a tommy-gun filled mission to take down mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in 1950s Los Angeles. Reviews have been mixed to kinda good, and who doesn’t like a good cops ‘n robbers film?

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But audiences may like Kathryn Bigelow‘s intense military procedural more. Zero Dark Thirty has received some of the loudest awards buzz in recent memory, along with some of the the best reviews of a film released this year – let alone in the last decade. Audiences are eager to see what the big deal is for themselves, so expect Thirty to give Squad a serious run for its money.

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Which movie will you see this weekend? More importantly, which film do you think will win the box office? Sound off in the comments below!

 

Ryan Gosling: Six of Our Favorite Roles From the ‘Gangster Squad’ Star (PHOTOS)

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If you’re like us, then you love Ryan Gosling more than you care to admit.

When he’s not making women wish they could use him as a human Snuggie, he’s showing off his crazy talent on the big screen. In honor of Gosling’s new film, the crime thriller Gangster Squad, Celebuzz ranks and files his most essential performances.

As his resume can attest, Gosling has been slowly but surely developing his “big deal” status.

It’s a Sophie’s Choice having to pick his best, most must-see performances. While Gosling is good in everything, he’s especially good in the following six films.

What is your favorite Gosling movie? Sound off in the comments below, and check out Celebuzz’s trailer for his latest, Gangster Squad

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How My Interview With Ryan Gosling Turned Into Every Woman’s Dream (GUEST BLOG & VIDEO)

Los Angeles-based film reporter Alicia Malone got up close — and personal — with actor Ryan Gosling during an interview to promote his latest film, ‘Gangster Squad.’ Very personal. She shared a hug with the man widely considered one of the sexiest alive; an action otherwise known as every woman’s dream. Writing exclusively for Celebuzz, she relives the moment.

On Sunday, I lived out what I imagine would be a fantasy of many girls around the world: I hugged Ryan Gosling. Awkwardly.

You see, I’m a film journalist for a living. That means I get to watch films, review films, chat to film stars and travel the world going to film festivals. It’s a dream job for a movie geek like me. And while I take my job pretty seriously and try to approach my interviews in an intellectual manner; occasionally, when faced with a dreamy movie star or impressive director, my awkward nature pops out.

 

After many unsuccessful attempts to try to just “act” cool, I have learned to embrace my awkwardness in all its embarrassing glory.

The press junket for Gangster Squad was filled with journalists from all over the world — Spain, Germany, Russia and for me, the Australian film site Moviehole.

Gangster Squad is the big movie for January, a modern feeling crime thriller set in 40s LA starring an incredible cast including Josh Brolin, Emma Stone and, of course, Gosling.

After a disastrous high five incident with director Ruben Fleischer (he thought I was going for a handshake, I was trying to force the high five), I decided to end all my interviews in a similar awkward manner.

With Emma, we stared at each other in silence for a good ten seconds. With Josh, it was a cheesy fist bump explosion. And with Ryan, I asked for an awkward hug. Hey, I’m only human.

You never quite know how a celebrity will be when you meet them at a press junket. So many things depend on their mood: the time of the day, who was the journalist before you, how tired are they of answering questions. Sometimes, these stars will do 80 four-minute interviews in the one day.

But Ryan, well, he exceeded my expectations.

He was so nice, so funny and so willing to have fun. As soon as I walked in, he stood up, shook my hand and complimented my vintage Star Wars t-shirt — putting me so at ease that it felt less like staring at a famous star and more like talking to a friend I had met somewhere before.

Ryan answered my questions about Gangster Squad well — we both agreed that gentlemen’s hats should make a comeback — and obliged me with a high five – and a hug. I’ll admit, I had a hard time letting go.

– Alicia Malone

Watch the video above to see Malone’s magical moment with the one and only Ryan Gosling.

Gangster Squad opens in theaters this Friday, Jan. 11.

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Emma Stone Shows How a Few Choice Accessories Can Take Your Look to the Next Level (PHOTOS)

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After her endless stylish array of diverse designer duds during last summer’s Spiderman promo tour, we’ve been counting down until Emma Stone‘s next movie to promote. So we couldn’t be more excited that her latest film — Gangster Squad — premiered in L.A. last night.

Even better: Not only will Stone have plenty of opportunities to show off her cool-girl style while making the rounds with Ryan Gosling to promote Gangster Squad, but the film’s ’40s-inspired fashion is fabulous to boot.

Last night, Stone didn’t disappoint with her fashion at the film’s premiere, hitting the red carpet in a crimson Lanvin dress and blonde bob.

While the strapless stunner’s bold hue and elegant silhouette made a chic statement, it was the actress’ accessories that really took her look to the next level.

Hot from Lanvin’s Pre-Fall 2013 Collection, the stylish star belted the brocade and silk dress with a coordinating crimson belt embellished with Lanvin’s red ‘Volubilis’ crystal flower brooch.

Playing off the brooch’s red jewels, Stone donned a matching red statement necklace. Also by Lanvin, the red ‘Babylon’ crystal necklace finished off her monochromatic ensemble and drew eyes up toward her other big accessory for the night: her blunt bangs and bob.

Stone’s longer bob paired with Hollywood’s hot hair trend, aka forehead fringe, gave her a sophisticated look to match her elegant ensemble.

To avoid an accessories-overload, Stone finished off her red-hot outfit with classic red patent leather Christian Louboutin pumps and a coordinating red Lanvin box clutch.

While Stone’s perfectly styled Gangster Squad premiere ensemble wins our vote for the Look of the Day, we only wish she had debuted the look sooner, so we could have stolen it for holiday wardrobe inspiration.

Take a closer look at how Stone’s statement-making accessories amped up her look.

What do you think of Stone’s stylish ensemble? How about her hairdo: fresh and chic or a bit too mom-like? Share your take below.

 

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Ryan Gosling Reveals How His ‘Gangster Squad’ Character Was Inspired by Bugs Bunny (Q&A)

Ryan Gosling has successfully found a wide range of interesting roles to play since he broke through to Hollywood’s A-list in the last few years. Not content to be the one-dimensional heartthrob or action hero, he’s taken increasingly unique parts in films such as Drive, Blue Valentine and Ides of March to create a body of work that highlights his talent and versatility.

But in his new film Gangster Squad, Gosling not only tackles an entirely different challenge, but found inspiration for his role as a self-serving cop from wholly unexpected sources.

“I always kind of admired how Bugs Bunny was not above dressing like a lady in order to get out of trouble,” Gosling revealed.

Celebuzz joined other members of the press to talk with Gosling and his co-stars Josh Brolin and Emma Stone about Gangster Squad in December.

Celebuzz: This film offers a lot of challenges. Which scenes were toughest to shoot?

Ryan Gosling: It was challenging for me when I realized that I was not going to get a Tommy gun. I thought for sure I would have one, and instead I got a little tiny lady gun (laughs). Josh, hide the Tommy gun from me. How about you, Josh?

Josh Brolin: I think the fight with Sean [Penn] was the most difficult because Sean didn’t rehearse as much as I did. So his fists were flying wildly during the fight, hoping that they got something that was usable. It was a tough fight that we rehearsed for many, many, many weeks. And I love the way that it turned out. But I think both of us, mainly the current and ex-smokers that we are, was the most challenging on an oxygen level.

CB: Did any punches connect?

JB: Absolutely.

CB: Ryan and Emma, this is your second movie together. What do each of you like most about working with the other?

RG: Well, Emma owes me money. And the only way I can try and get that back is by doing movies with her. She still owes me that money.

Emma Stone: How much money?

RG: How much money you owe me? I’m glad were finally talking about it (laughs). Do you like working with me?

ES: No.

RG: I think it was hard for us to be serious. We made this comedy together, and so we were a couple of knuckleheads and then we thought, oh, this will be fun to work together again. And then we had to try and be serious; I was trying to pretend like I was Humphrey Bogart or something, and that kind of made it difficult. Did you find that hard?

ES: I found that hard — I mean, but I really liked it. I want to work with you a lot, if you’ll have me.

CB: Since this is sort of a mix between non-fiction and fanciful creation, how did each of you approach or see your characters?

ES: Well, mine wasn’t based on a real person, which was a nice jumping off point, pressure-wise. But I guess what we had talked about was the fact that she had come up to Los Angeles to be famous and she ended up on the arm of someone who is really notorious — which is kind of like what reality show people sometimes are like today. They’re just kind of famous — she’s just kind of famous by association. And I thought that was interesting, and something pretty heartbreaking is going on underneath the surface. And I didn’t get a lot of time with the guys as much, so each scene was trying to focus on bringing as much of that to the surface as I possibly could.

JB: How do I see him? I think he has a lot of integrity. I like the fact that it’s this kind of old idea of somebody who has the honor of not following the manual of what they say law is back then. I think law was a lot less paranoid than it is now and I think the boundaries of law were a lot more malleable then than they are now. And guys thought outside the box. So the good guy was not necessarily the good guy. You know he had to think dirty in order to snuff out these guys who are trying to create Los Angeles into the Wild West into a cesspool. And after he got back from World War II, I think he was shocked at how much Los Angeles had changed, and instead of being narcissistic and selfish, I think he thought about the future of his kids and all kind of stuff that we think about now. Whether we we’re truly that kind of country or not, I think they were much more so back then.

RG: I always kind of admired how Bugs Bunny was not above dressing like a lady in order to get out of trouble. And I thought that could be interesting, whether this person trying to avoid and make themselves inconspicuous sort of in someway that was in my head. But I also was trying to relate that as well to this idea that this is a real person and I think it’s important to know that the man himself was a much braver, more admirable character than the version of him that I play in the film. But I think for dramatic purposes it was necessary to have a conflict, and trying to have to be affected personally by the death of this shoeshine kid and then to be provoked into joining the squad. So it was like trying to balance that — what felt best for the film and also trying to honor the man himself. So I did find it difficult.

CB: Did you find a lot of material on the actual guy?

RG: Yeah, there’s that sort of stuff, but we got a chance to meet some family members and his kids came to the set told me a lot of great stories, a lot of great details. Apparently, when he ashed, his cigarette he would ash in a cuff of his pants and at the end of the day he would dump out his cuffs — dump all the ashes.

CB: Ryan, something in your voice sounded almost like you were trying to do an early talkie thing — just like a higher octave, or something.

RG: That was more of a wardrobe issue (laughs).

CB: So then it is a period thing, like when period clothes actually create the performance.

RG: Yes, and they were, the wool was quite itchy. So I had a rash and I channeled that irritation in to my hatred for the gangsters.

Watch the theatrical trailer for Gangster Squad, and then let us know — how excited are you to see Gosling and company in period costume when the movie opens?

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