The Fall Guy Cast Talks Movie Favorites, Inside Jokes, and a Surprising Cameo

Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Hannah Waddingham, Winston Duke, and director David Leitch were thrilled to talk about their new film The Fall Guy, which currently sits at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.

They discussed their favourite moments in the movie and shared behind-the-scenes stories. Gosling and Duke bonded quickly, and Waddingham revealed that she based her character on someone she hated from high school. Leitch reminisced about his love for old-school Hollywood and his desire to bring awareness to issues within the industry.

They also touched on the unexpected cameo at the end of the movie and Gosling's desire to see Blunt in more action roles.

The conversation was full of laughs and inside jokes, reflecting the lighthearted tone of The Fall Guy.

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Or read the edited transcript of the interview below.

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt Were Not Expecting That

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt were thrilled to join the fun that is The Fall Guy. The actors, who are commonly known for their dramatic roles, enjoyed diving into the world of action and comedy.

Gosling, who portrays a stuntman caught in a tricky situation, praised his co-star for being game for anything on set.

"There were a lot of highly trained, muscular men around her just standing there, kind of pretending to know what they're doing," he said with a laugh. "And she just walked in, and she just owned it and killed every take."

Blunt was thrilled to hear the praise, saying, "I just wanted to be a part of this with you guys, and especially with Hannah and these incredible actors that were just so welcoming."

Everyone Describes The Fall Guy As One Big Inside Joke The Fall Guy is full of over-the-top moments and hilarious setups, which the cast loved portraying.

They described the movie as one big inside joke that audiences will love, with Hannah Waddingham describing her character as "the pig vomit."

"I just wanted to make a character that was just so over-the-top dysfunctional, and just so ugly, really," she explained. "And I knew that she would be surrounded by all of these guys who are kind of beautiful and shiny and sculpted and lovely, and that contrast would just be fun for me as an actor to play."

Winston Duke likened the experience to portraying M'Baku in Black Panther, saying it's "like taking the pants off of seriousness and adequacy and just letting it all hang out."

"It's so funny because this movie, The Fall Guy, is such a nostalgia trip for so many people," said Duke. "And Hannah and I, we have a lot of these ridiculous, over-the-top characters, but it's so hilarious because it just feels like we're in this little high school clique."

David Leitch Loves Old Hollywood, But Not Its Issues The director, who is known for his stellar action sequences, highlighted his love for classic Hollywood and the inspiration he took from those films to make The Fall Guy.

"You can't make a movie like The Fall Guy without knowing and loving those Hollywood films of the '80s and '90s," he said. "For me, it was a genuine love of those films, and hopefully, some of that rubs off on this."

He also pointed out the issues within the industry at the time and his desire to bring awareness to them. "I think it's a great time to be making the types of movies that I love, and to be able to have a voice now that maybe wasn't as loud back then."

Ryan Gosling & Winston Duke Become Best Friends Gosling and Duke had immediate chemistry on set, which unfolded into a real-life friendship. The two bonded over their shared love of music and putting together DIY DJ sets.

"We were just talking about music and deejaying, man," Gosling said. "And I think within the first couple of days, he invited me to spin with him, and I did, and it was fun."

Duke even had a special nickname for Gosling, calling him "the GOAT," which he explained means "the greatest of all time."

"You are the GOAT, Ryan," Duke said. "I just love your entire vibe, man, and I hope that this is the first of many nuggets that we get to grind together."

Hannah Waddingham Loves Making Her Character "Pig Vomit" Waddingham loved diving into her "complicated" and " dysfunctional" character.

"I just wanted to make a character that was just so over the top dysfunctional, and just so ugly," she said. "And I knew that she would be surrounded by all of these guys who are kind of beautiful and shiny and sculpted and lovely, and that contrast would just be fun for me as an actor to play."

David Leitch Wants Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Play James Bond, So He Can Direct It Leitch expressed his desire to see Aaron Taylor-Johnson portray the next James Bond.

"I direct action. I've done a couple of these movies," he said. "And I want to do the next Bond movie, and I want ATJ [Aaron Taylor-Johnson] to play Bond.

"So if anyone from [the] Bond [production company] MI6 is listening, ATJ, and I are ready."

Ryan Gosling on Having a "Matryoshka Doll" of Stunt People Playing Stunt People Gosling praised the stunt coordinators and professionals who made the film impressive, highlighting the layers of stunt people involved.

"There's a scene in the trailer where I get thrown off a horse," he explained. "And it's just me, and then there's the stunt person driving the horse, and then there's another guy who's dressed as me, and then there's a guy who's dressed as me riding the horse.

"It's like a Russian nesting doll of stunt people."

The Cast Talks The Fall Guy's Big Ending Cameo The cast teased the unexpected cameo in the film's closing scene, with Gosling hesitantly revealing how much he admired the celebrity.

"I don't want to ruin it, but it's one of those things where you're like, 'Really? You gonna do that?' And then, they do that," he said with a smile. "It's a bit of a mic drop."

Emily Blunt Wants More Action for Her Future Roles Blunt expressed her desire to continue embracing physically challenging roles.

"I want to keep my body strong, and I want to keep my mind strong, and I want to do it for as long as I can," she said. "I really love doing my action movies. I love fighting. I love running. I love jumping. I love doing all of those things."

She laughed about being "a little bit fussier" about her stunt doubles, saying, "I'm like, 'No, no, no, you've got to be better than me.'"

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