Ryan Gosling feels he is almost as much a female as he is a male.
The Nice Guys star was close to his mother Donna as a child, who raised him largely on her own after divorcing his father when the actor was 13.
And the 35-year-old, who is now a father to two daughters, 21-month-old Esmeralda and Amada Lee, born to his wife Eva Mendes, 42, in April (16), feels that women are definitely the fairer sex.
"I think women are better than men. They are stronger. More evolved," he tells London's Evening Standard Magazine. "You can tell especially when you have daughters and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately."
Due to his experience of being brought up by his mother, who even homeschooled him for a year due to his difficulties in school, and his closeness to his elder sister Mandi, Ryan adds that he feels almost as feminine as he does masculine.
When asked what percentage of himself he feels is female he explains, "I'd say 49 per cent, sometimes 47 per cent, it depends on what day you catch me.
"I've always liked women more. I was brought up by my mother and older sister, I found my way into dance class."
The actor is now surrounded by females at home and added of his family: "My home life now is mostly women. They are better than us. They make me better."
Ryan recently revealed his joy at becoming a father for the second time, telling Good Morning America that living with two little girls was, "Heaven. It's like walking through a field of flowers every day, I live with angels."
Despite being in touch with his feminine side, the star's latest role alongside Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys is a rather masculine one.
In the buddy crime comedy, released in the U.K. on Friday (03Jun16) after opening in the U.S. last month (May16) he plays a down on his luck private investigator who teams up with Russell's character to investigate a young woman's disappearance.