Ryan Gosling struggles to speak in his native Canadian accent after he adopted an American twang as a youngster in an attempt to sound like his movie hero Marlon Brando.
The Notebook star decided to change his enunciation to try and appear tougher than he is - but now he finds it hard speaking in his natural voice.
He tells U.S. magazine W, "As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn't sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can't shake, so it's not phony anymore.
"I'm going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing - a phony accent that becomes your trademark."
Gosling was last seen on the big screen back in 2007 with his movie Lars and The Real Girl but is all set to make a return later this year with Blue Valentine, which sras Michelle Williams.
He has already completed work on All Good Things, which sees him team up with Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Wiig and Frank Langella, and Crazy, Stupid Love where he stars alongside Emma Stone, Steve Carell and Julianne Moore.