Vulture spoke with the actor at a screening of the upcoming "Man on Ledge," which Mackie succinctly summarized as "there's a man, and he's on a ledge. Everybody else is trying to help him get off the ledge, be it by jumping or with evidence to proclaim his innocence."
But he got a bit more verbose, however, when the conversation switched to Gosling, his studly "Gangster Squad" co-star.
"He is the most delicious little thing," Mackie said. "He is the most delicious little petit four I could ever experience in my life." And one more: "I love him, little vanilla mocha fudge blossom he is."
When asked if the two were in the passionate throes of a bromance, Mackie explained that their love was of a different nature.
"We're grown-men status," he said. "He's just so cute I want to hug him all the time."
Can I get an amen?
"Gangster Squad" hits theaters October 19.