Watch Ryan Gosling Perform His Own Stunt in ‘The Fall Guy’ | Anatomy of a Scene

From The New York Times.

Spicy margaritas, bad decisions and one big stunt make up this sequence from “The Fall Guy.”

Ryan Gosling stars as a stuntman named Colt Seavers alongside Emily Blunt as a cinematographer, Jody Moreno. In this flashback, the two have a flirty conversation over the radio about having a drink after work as Colt prepares for a stunt on set.

For the scene, which involves Gosling’s character falling several stories inside a building, the “Fall Guy” director David Leitch said they opted to create the moment practically and have Gosling perform the stunt himself. This meant hooking the actor to a rig called a descender, used to drop a stunt performer off a building, and then a mechanism provides deceleration for the final 10 feet.

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