On Monday's Conan, Coco fan Ryan Gosling started off his segment by telling Conan how all the women in his life have admitted to having "lustful fantasies" about the carrot-topped host. He related how one unnamed ex-girlfriend wouldn't let Baby Goose get frisky in bed until Conan's show was over. The former Mouseketeer also talked about his curious love-hate relationship with Disney, and presented Conan with a silk jacket based on the one he wears in his new movie, Drive.
Drive, a genre film that recalls movies like The Driver, Thief, and To Live and Die in L.A., has received almost unanimous critical praise, but only took in $11.3 million at the box office over the weekend, understandable when you're competing against The Lion King 3D. Gosling hasn't had a big hit since The Notebook, and has said elsewhere that he'd eventually like to quit acting to focus on making babies. He told The Times, "I've been doing this since I was twelve… I don't want to act much longer, I can't do one thing my whole life. I know there are only so many characters I'll be able to play. It will be over whenever the inspiration dries up."
If Baby Goose eventually wants to devote more time to collaborating with children's choirs as part of his band, Dead Man's Bones, then more power to him. Meanwhile, his box-office luck will hopefully turn in a few weeks with the George Clooney political drama, The Ides of March.