Ryan Gosling isn't "afraid" of failure.
The 'Drive' star found fame starring in the 'Mickey Mouse Club' 22 years ago and believes joining the industry at a young age helped him to overcome any self-consciousness he may of had.
He said: "I did start very young but I'm glad that I did because I didn't have the fear of failure, you know.
"I tried it. I think if I'd waited until I was a little older, then I think I might have been a lot more self-conscious, or afraid of failing."
The 34-year-old actor recently took on the directorial role in 'Lost River' and revealed his partner Eva Mendes - with whom he has six-month-old Esmeralda - came to help out on set.
He told the Daily Express newspaper: "She was around when I was writing it and she was very helpful in many aspects of the process.
"She interned with the costume department, and with the production design team and she was also acting in it, so she wore a lot of hats on the film."
And the Hollywood hunk has admitted that whilst he doesn't worry about failing, he does accept he will have to take criticism on the chin more as a director.
He said previously: "When you're an actor, if people don't like the movie, you just go, 'I didn't direct it. I didn't write it. It's not mu fault.' But when you direct it, you just have to take it on the chin."