What Are Ryan Gosling And Rooney Mara Doing On Stage With The Black Lips At Austin City Limits Music Festival?

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Nothing screams frenzy like a celebrity sighting, or two, at a musical festival. Yesterday, “Did you see Ryan Gosling?” texts were already reaching our crew while we battled the heat at the opening day of Austin City Limits Music Festival. We laughed at the mere thought of actually running into a celebrity (aside from the ones we interviewed) amidst at least 50,000 people. Turns out spotting Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara was not as impossible as it seemed if you were watching the Black Lips perform.

According to Rolling Stone, actress Rooney Mara joined the rock band on stage as a faux backup guitar player. Mara very well may be a fan of group, but she was actually working–shooting a scene from Terrence Malick‘s hush hush new movie. Ryan Gosling, who is Mara’s co-star stood to the side of the stage as an onlooker. Oh the joys of life as an actor. If joining the Black Lips on stage during one of the biggest music festivals around is work we’d like to put in a request for that type of labor. While details regarding the movie are being kept under wraps, it is known that the director along with the lead Christian Bale also filmed scenes at last year’s festival during the Fleet Foxes‘ set.

Hey, we shouldn’t be at all surprised by actors crashing ACL. After all, they too enjoy music, or at the very least starring in movies with music scenes.

Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara Spotted At ACL Music Fest on Stage With the Black Lips

Rooney Mara Joins the Black Lips on Guitar at Austin City Limits [Rolling Stone]

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