Actor Ryan Gosling says it was the “happiest time” of his life when his two children were born.

The “Nice Guys” actor has two-year-old Esmerelda and four-month-old Amada with long-term partner Eva Mendes, 42.

“They’re angels. It’s the happiest time in my life,” Gosling told

Reminiscing a less pleasant memory, Gosling shared that it was when he auditioned for a part and the person he was acting for took a phone call halfway through.

“There’s actually a scene in the film (‘La La Land’), which is based on an audition that I had where it was a very emotional scene I had to do and halfway through, the lady took a call and just kept talking while I was supposed to finish my lines,” the 35-year-old actor said.

Gosling says “La La Land” is an “emotional” one for the audience, and it has received a positive reaction so far.

“I think at their best (musical movies) can be very emotional for the audience, and we really wanted to make a film that people really wanted to see in the theatre.

“From what I understand, and I haven’t seen it with a crowd yet, but people enjoy the film, but they also enjoy the experience of seeing it with an audience,” Gosling said.