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Kristin Scott Thomas’ pals gaga for Ryan Gosling

This film publicity image released by Radius-TWC shows KristScott Thomas scene from 'Only God Forgives.' (AP Photo/Radius-TWC) ORG XMIT: NYET335

This film publicity image released by Radius-TWC shows Kristin Scott Thomas in a scene from "Only God Forgives." (AP Photo/Radius-TWC) ORG XMIT: NYET335

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Updated: July 18, 2013 10:50PM

You can forgive the reactions women had to Kristin Scott Thomas’ co-star in “Only God Forgives,” opening Friday.

“When I said I was making a movie with Ryan Gosling, literally women would gasp and fall over,” says the actress, who plays the flamboyant mother of his drug-smuggler character.

She found Gosling to be “a very straightforward man. He’s quite refreshing and emboldening for an actress because he’s an actor who knows exactly what he’s doing. And he’s very much a sex symbol.”

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