The actor, in an appearance in “tonight’s show” Friday, revealed to the host Jimmy Fallon who met Gosling at a dinner where the “Barbie” actor spoke about his attachment to the action movie character.
“He says, ‘I was fascinated by Rambo and I used to go to school dressed as Rambo, and people would chase me away and I still wouldn’t stop,'” Stallone said, adding that Gosling “kept saying he had a lot of affiliation with Rambo.”
“And I thought, you know, this is interesting. “If I ever pass the baton to him, I will pass it to him because he loves the character,” Stallone continued.
Fallon asked if Gosling could be the next Rambo.
“I would say yes, but I don’t know if anyone would say, ‘Hey, he’s too good-looking to be Rambo,'” Stallone said.
The actor’s comments come years after he cast Gosling to play the character. during an interview with Yahoo! Films in a press spread for “Creed.”
Gosling previously talked about watching “First Blood,” the film in which Stallone made his debut as Rambo, as a child. telling Jay Leno in 2011 that the movie “bewitched” him and he thought he was Rambo.
“I even thought my face looked like Sylvester Stallone and I put a bunch of steak knives in my Fisher-Price Houdini kit. I took it to school the next day and threw it at all the kids at recess,” said Gosling, who added that he didn’t hit anyone but was suspended over the matter.
Gosling, nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Ken in “Barbie,” he recently told Variety that the character’s mink coat in the film stems from the love he and director Greta Gerwig have for ’80s Stallone.
“We found out that Stallone wore a lot of mink,” he said. “While Ken was wearing it, he was the Ken of the mink, and that separated him from the other Kens.”