Ryan Gosling seems to be in an awfully good mood these days.
The 35-year-old actor struggled to keep a straight face as he assumed his hosting duties on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Looking dapper in a dark blue suit, Gosling celebrated his Canadian heritage by singing a Christmas duet with fellow Canadian and SNL alum Mike Myers.
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A few funny sketches caused Gosling to “break” several times, although he managed to hold his own and keep it together all throughout the show. In one sketch called “Close Encounter,” he played one of three individuals who recount their alien abduction stories to two government officials. Kate McKinnon’s character in particular sparked giggles among the other actors in the sketch, and Ryan Gosling is visibly trying in vain to hold his laughter.
Watch Ryan Gosling Lose It In SNL Sketch
Gosling fared a little better in the “Birthday Party” sketch, in which he played a father throwing his teenage daughter a birthday party. Aidy Bryant plays his daughter’s friend who repeatedly tries to seduce him by licking cake frosting off of his finger and “accidentally” buying men’s underwear as a birthday present. Ryan Gosling wore a perpetual smirk as he went through his lines and Bryant delivered her come-ons.
Ryan Gosling Is Giggly And Uncomfortable In “Birthday Party” Sketch
At the end of the show where all cast members and guest stars typically go onstage and appear on camera, Ryan Gosling thanked the show’s production crew, Mike Myers, and musical guest Leon Bridges. He then gave a quick shout-out to his partner Eva Mendes and their baby daughter Esmeralda: “Eva and Ezzy I love you” right before the credits started to roll. Considered by many as one of the most good-looking couples in Hollywood, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have managed to keep most of their four-year relationship hidden from the paparazzi and tabloids.
However, The Big Short star got quite candid during an interview with Hello! Magazine, where he beamed about being father to their one-year-old daughter, Esmeralda.
“This will be our first Christmas where [Esmeralda is] sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting,” Gosling gushed.
When asked about his relationship with partner Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling had these sweet words to say about her: “I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”