Emma Stone Says She Had a ‘Meltdown’ Over Ryan Gosling’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Lift in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’
Emma Stone's dancing may appear flawless on camera, but the red-headed beauty admits she actually has some fears about the performance art form. The 28-year-old actress was a guest on "The Graham Norton Show" on Friday, where she got candid on working opposite Ryan Gosling for the third time.
While rehearsing for “La La Land”, Stone said the process wasn’t an easy feat — “it was a little bit of a mind game” — as she and Gosling were solo for most of their dance lessons.
“I would go to my tap dancing lessons every day, and I was learning these primitive moves, and every day I would ask how Ryan was doing,” she explained. “They would say, ‘He is really good, he is amazing, he’s exceeding our expectations.’ So for two months I thought he was the best dancer of all time and I was failing miserably. Then they put us together and I was like, ‘I’ve got this!'”
“When I was seven years old, I broke both my arms because my gym teacher let go of my ankles when I was on parallel bars and I fell six feet to the ground,” she explained. “When we did the film, I knew Ryan was going to lift me up, but what I didn’t know was that I had an internalized phobia about being lifted six feet in the air and it all went horribly wrong.”
“I’ve never had this experience,” added Gosling, “but I can only imagine if a possum fell out of a tree, landed on my head and tried to scratch my eyes out it would be something similar!”....
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