Ryan Gosling Protective of Eva Mendes

Monday, April 1, 2013

RYAN Gosling is a protective boyfriend!

The actor apparently blew a fuse when a photographer shouted “Hey, baby!” at his girlfriend Eva Mendes.

“Ryan completely flipped out, and it got heated,” says an eyewitness. “Ryan got in the guy’s face and said, ‘Who are you calling baby?’

“Eva had to jump in and calm everyone down before it came to fisticuffs. Ryan then made nice and shook the guy’s hand.”

Meanwhile, Eva is said to be so jealous of Jessica Chastain’s success, she’s ordered her high-powered agent to go after the same roles.

“Eva’s been almost obsessed with Jessica since she played the part of Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, a role Eva wanted for herself,” a source said.

Jessica won an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for the role, and now sources say Eva wants to pursue more serious parts instead of just banking on her sex appeal.

Eva, 39, is taking advice from boyfriend Ryan Gosling, who’s convinced her to chase prestigious parts that can bring her an Oscar.

“I think he is very controlling and tells her he thinks she can do better,” said the friend. “It is as if Eva lives to please Ryan and is desperate to impress him.

Eva listened to Ryan and signed on with super-agent Hylda Queally – who also represents her rival Jessica.

“It’s no coincidence that she’s now with Hylda… aside from Jessica, Hylda looks after Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard, so she knows her stuff. Eva told Hylda to send her to whatever auditions Jessica attends.

“She’s tired of being typecast as the love interest and wants to be a leading lady. But Eva’s problem is she’s just too sexy. She’s got a real mountain to climb to really get away from bombshell roles.”