Doctor Who star Matt Smith has said that he admires Ryan Gosling's body and thinks The Place Beyond the Pines actor is "handsome."

The 30-year-old British star, who plays the part of Bully in fantasy thriller How To Catch A Monster, which is Gosling's directorial debut, admitted that Gosling is a hunk.

Speaking to Total Film magazine, Smith said: ''[Do I have a man crush on him?] I would have no idea, but obviously I have admired his abdominals in Crazy Stupid Love. Yes, he's a very handsome man, that's for sure.''

Matt continued to lavish praise at the 32-year-old Hollywood star, who is dating Eva Mendes, adding: ''He's cool. He's bright, you know. He's got a really clear, really brilliant vision for his film. And I'm a huge fan of his work as an actor.

"I think he makes brilliant choices. I think it's important to work with people you're inspired by, and I absolutely was when I met him.''