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Russell Crowe Made Ryan Gosling Watch An NRL Game From 2014 And He Was So Confused

"I look around and everybody’s wearing white hats and I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole."

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Ryan Gosling was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about his film The Nice Guys, also starring Russell Crowe.

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While a major focus was on Gosling's super tight pants (thank you God), he also told Jimmy a really curious story about hanging out with Russell Crowe.

Apparently Rusty invited the cast and crew to a bar to watch a game of footy.

Ryan was introduced to the NRL team Russell owns, the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Anyway, after Ryan created a new chant for the Bunnies, he continued his NRL experience.

But something was sorta off about the whole thing...

"He’s in all these players heads, he knows how they’re going to move, he knows when they’re going to move he just knows everything and it’s freakish." As Gosling became more and more, what he describes as "soupy", he began to sink into a surreal sense of wonderment at the whole thing."I look around and everybody’s wearing white hats and I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole.And I look at the TV screen and Russell’s on the TV accepting this trophy, and he’s got his arm around me in Atlanta. And I just said, 'thank you for a lovely night, I gotta get home'.And in the morning I got to set and they were like, 'yeah it was a taped game.'"
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"He’s in all these players heads, he knows how they’re going to move, he knows when they’re going to move he just knows everything and it’s freakish."

As Gosling became more and more, what he describes as "soupy", he began to sink into a surreal sense of wonderment at the whole thing.

"I look around and everybody’s wearing white hats and I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole.

And I look at the TV screen and Russell’s on the TV accepting this trophy, and he’s got his arm around me in Atlanta. And I just said, 'thank you for a lovely night, I gotta get home'.

And in the morning I got to set and they were like, 'yeah it was a taped game.'"

But, um, that sounds a lot like the NRL Grand Final where the Rabbitohs smashed the Bulldogs. The 2014 Grand Final.

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Is Russell Crowe renting out bars in Atlanta to show people the 2014 NRL Grand Final...?