David Oyelowo Has a Man-Crush on Ryan Gosling

The Selma actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about the mesmerizing appeal of The Color Purple, his love of The Notebook, and what it is like to play Judi Dench’s son. David Oyelowo wears a Fred Perry shirt.

Released on 1/10/2015

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Starring: David Oyelowo

Transcript

00:01
I always cry when I watch The Color Purple.
00:04
I know there's no getting away from Oprah,
00:07
'cause I watched it (laughs) on a loop.
00:10
I don't know, it's something about that film
00:12
that just spoke to me.
00:13
I do love The Notebook.
00:15
I find it an intensely romantic movie,
00:19
and I love Ryan Gosling.
00:21
(woman laughing)
00:22
Yes, I do actually.
00:22
I think he is incredible.
00:23
My cinematic crush is Judi Dench.
00:27
There is just something about her.
00:30
I got to play her son, would you believe it?
00:33
And as time goes by, her husband in the show
00:37
had had a little affair while he was in Africa
00:41
at one point and I turn up on their door.
00:43
[Woman] You show up?
00:44
I show up, Hello!