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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.”

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So, see ya next week, Gos?

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Originally posted September 20 2011 — 12:10 PM EDT

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