Ryan Gosling feels detached from the rest of the world.
The Gangster Squad actor shot to fame at the age of just 12 as part of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club and says that, coupled with being home-schooled and his current A-list status, means it is hard for him to understand other people's perceptions of life.
He said: "Sometimes I find it hard to relate to other people's perceptions of the world and how they live. I grew up in a very unconventional way, where I've been working since I was eight and literally spent several years living in Disneyland. I don't see myself as belonging anywhere except to this small world you find on film sets and the one I create for myself with my friends."
The 32-year-old hunk has always felt like an outsider and admits he never had ambitions to get a conventional job.
He told Britain's OK! magazine: "I always thought of myself as an outsider because I didn't have the same kind of life other kids did. I was indulging in a fantasy world living on the set of the Mickey Mouse Club. I probably grew up with a more adventurous and mysterious perspective on everything and I didn't have any particular drive to go to college or become a doctor or lawyer or work a normal nine-to-five job. I feel very privileged to have been able to lead the kind of life I've had so far."