Ryan Gosling's Dismay Over Missing Cannes Only God Forgives Debut: 'I Can't Believe It!'

The Only God Forgives star has apologised to fans for not walking the Cannes 2013 red carpet...

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Ryan Gosling's Dismay Over Missing Cannes Only God Forgives Debut: 'I Can't Believe It!'
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Ryan Gosling has expressed his dismay over missing the Cannes 2013 red carpet premiere of his new movie, Only God Forgives - but don't worry, he had a very good reason for not being there.

In fact, the Hollywood hunk is busy at work on his directorial debut, How To Catch A Monster!

But Ryan wasn't about to let his fans down and, in a letter read out by Cannes director Thierry Fremaux at a press conference today, revealed he was sending everyone "good vibrations".

"I can't believe that I'm not in Cannes with you. I was hoping to be coming but I am in the third week of shooting my movie. I miss you all. Nicolas, my friend, we really are the same, simply in different worlds and I am sending you good vibrations. I am with you all."

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Lovely penmanship there, Ryan - and it seems to have done the trick. While his absence is definitely being felt at the festival, which depends on big stars to walk the red carpet and draw media attention to upcoming films, Fremaux seemed to be accepting of Gosling's eloquent apology:

"He is not with us physically, but as he stated, his thoughts are with us."

And, to be honest, we have a feeling this film will be getting plenty of media attention anyway, despite Gosling being AWOL. The second of his collaborations with Director Nicolas Winding Refn following wildly successful 2011 film Drive, the film has received mixed reviews from critics due to scenes of extreme violence.

But it is, after all, a Gosling movie - and everyone has been desperate to see if Only God Forgives will live up to the hype surrounding it. We're predicting a box office hit when it finally makes it into cinemas.

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