Ryan Gosling Booed at ‘The Fall Guy’ Premiere at SXSW

Barbie Ryan Gosling 2023
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The Fall Guy remake recently premiered at the South By Southwest Film and TV Festival (SXSW) and Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt appeared to promote the new film. Gosling stars as Colt Seavers, a stunt double for a major movie star, a role that was made famous by Lee Majors in the 1980s TV series of the same name.

Before the film, Gosling got some boos from the audience after saying, “Don’t worry, I’m not going to sing. I promise.” The crowd was seemingly disappointed and wanted more after Gosling was fresh from his performance of “I’m Just Ken” from the Barbie film at the Oscars.

The Fall Guy from left: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, 2024

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Logan Holladay was the stuntman who performed Gosling’s stunts and Gosling shared, “There’s a moment in the film where he buckles me in for a stunt he’s about to do. And after it happens, I come out of the car and he pats me on the back for a stunt he just did. What I love about this movie is that in any other film you would not know that, but in this film, you do.” Since the film is all about the stunts, the premiere was no exception. Motorcycles sped through the crowds just before Gosling and Blunt rode in on the back of a pick-up truck. Gosling added that he hopes the film will create more buzz and praise for the hard-working stuntmen and women out there.

The Fall Guy US poster, from left: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, 2024

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He added, “There are so many cynical movies about movie making. But the truth is in my experience, everyone cares so much. Even if it’s a prop, even if it’s a mug, the prop person will bring out 10 mugs and will have broken one of the handles and glued it back because they thought maybe it broke at one point but has sentimental value to you.” He then joked, “I’m Ryan Gosling and I did almost none of my own stunts in this movie.”

The Fall Guy premieres in theaters on May 3, 2024. Are you going to see it? We are curious how it will stack up to the original series!

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