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The two stopped by The Graham Norton Show to promote the film, but in a running bit throughout his interview, Ford couldn’t seem to remember his co-star’s name.
“I read about the character that Ry …” began Ford, recalling his impressions upon reading the script, before hesitating. Gosling then responded, “It’s Ryan.” The exchange was met with laughter from the audience.
Always one to provide memorably funny interviews, Ford continued his story and told Norton about how he believed that Gosling was perfect for the part he was ultimately cast in. He recalled thinking, “What a great part. Why don’t we see if we can get …” Once again, he turned to Gosling for help. “Ryan,” he reminded Ford, as the actor tried to hold back his laughter.
Ford took a shot at Gosling’s full name as he finished his story. But, confused, Gosling asked, “Did you say Rosling?” Ford then practiced saying his co-star’s name aloud.
“This is a great part for Ryan Gosling,” Ford continued his story. The sentence earned a solid round of applause from the audience, as well as everyone else onstage, including fellow guests Reese Witherspoon and Margot Robbie.
Following the round of applause, Ford said that the production team behind the film had informed him that they had been in contact with Gosling for months. “Now, wait a second,” he said. “They’d only been talking to me for weeks.”
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