Los Angeles - Ryan Gosling says he is "49 per cent woman".
The 35-year-old actor - who has daughters Esmerelda, 18 months and newborn Amada with partner Eva Mendes - believes women are "better than men" and claims to be extremely in touch with his feminine side.
When asked what per cent woman he is, Ryan replied: "I'd say 49 per cent, sometimes 47 per cent, it depends on what day you catch me.
"I think women are better than men. They are stronger. More evolved. You can tell especially when you have daughters and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately.
"I've always liked women more. I was brought up by my mother and older sister. I found my way into dance class. My home life now is mostly women. They are better than us. They make me better."
Ryan also revealed being objectified doesn't bother him as he believes women have had to deal with it for long enough.
He told ES magazine: "It's our time as men to be on the receiving end of the stick. I grew up with women so I've always been aware of it. When my mother and I walked to the grocery store, men would circle the block in cars. It was very scary, especially as a young boy. Very predatory; a hunt."
Meanwhile, Ryan's directorial debut Lost River was slammed by critics when it was released in 2014 but Ryan insists it hasn't put him off trying again.
He explained: "People don't step outside themselves and make the film they want to make because they're afraid of the reaction. But once you get that reaction, and have lived through it, there's nothing they can do to get you down."
The full interview appears in this week's issue of ES Magazine, out Thursday.
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