While speaking with O last month, Mendes admitted she would love to work with Gosling again. When she was asked about their next potential film together, she replied, "The two times we’ve collaborated, him and I, have been the two best experiences in my career. There’s such special work in The Place Beyond the Pines. We had known each other for a while already, so to work together was really exciting. And being in the film Lost River was nothing short of a magical experience."
She added, "I would love to either act opposite him again or be directed by him at some point. I just love working with him. In a career of 20+ years, to have my two most incredible creative experiences be with him, of course, I’d want a third."
Around the same time, she opened up to Women's Health magazine about the decision to have kids, despite not always seeing motherhood as her path in life. The change came about, she said, because of "falling in love with [Gosling]. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.”
Gosling, when accepting his award for Best Actor at the Golden Globes for La La Land, gave Mendes and his two daughters a heartwarming shoutout. "I would like to try to thank one person properly and say while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I've ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," he said at the time.
He added, "If she hadn’t have taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters, Amada and Esmeralda, I love you and if I may I’d like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother, Juan Carlos Mendez.”