There’s a scene in “Crazy Stupid Love” that calls for Gosling to catch Stone in the same fashion that Patrick Swayze caught Jennifer Grey in “Dirty Dancing.” Despite the newly buff physique Gosling was sporting for the role, Stone refused.
“I tried to do it on Emma Stone, but she wouldn’t let me, she was too scared. She thought I was gonna drop her,” Gosling explained.
“I kept trying to lift her up, and her whole body would turn into a bagful of rats, I’d be trying to wrangle it, and she’d say, “You’re gonna drop me, you’re gonna drop me.” And then she said, “Prove (you can do it).” So we got a stunt lady in and I did it 10 times in front of her, never dropping this young lady. And then when it was over, Emma said, ‘Well now that you’ve done it 10 times, you’ve got to be tired.”
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love