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Ryan Gosling was on The Late Show Thursday with Russell Crowe to promote their new movie The Nice Guys. They took a brief break from the regular late night interview to talk about Gosling's dear mother. It turns out she was very much not a fan of Colbert's former comedic persona on The Colbert Report. As is the case with moms, she disliked the real Colbert because she associated him with a fake character he played on TV. But then she learned she had something in common with Colbert: they're both Lord of the Rings nerds.

Sources: YouTube: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert