Hollywood heart-throb and everyone’s secret boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, has been spotted filming scenes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday morning. Who do you reckon’s more famous, the bridge of Gosling? Deffo the bridge, I’d say.
The closures lasted from 3am until 10am to allow time for Gosling’s crew to shoot an action-packed sequence for The Fall Guy. The movie, set to be released in early 2024, is an adaption of the 1980s TV series of the same name and is also set to star Emily Blunt.
Some journos on the scene suggested Gosling was filming some of his own stunts with the actor riding on the back of a truck per the Sydney Morning Herald.
There are major traffic changes in Sydney this morning, with the Harbour Bridge closed in both directions for the filming of a big-budget blockbuster. @_Madison_Scott #9News pic.twitter.com/sVqBmqXMI8
— 9News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) January 21, 2023
Perhaps he was inspired by Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick? Riding on the back of a truck is the same as flying a P-51 Mustang, right?
The other, more likely option, is that it was his stunt double.
Regardless, our boy was taking names and blocking lanes out there on the bridge and we should feel ~honoured~ to be delayed en route to our Sunday activities by such a king.
Go ahead! Block our lanes! We’re just mere mortals!
But wait, there’s more.
This wasn’t even the first time in recent history that parts of Sydney have been shut down due to Ryan Gosling-related closures.
Back in November, Martin Place was temporarily sectioned off to allow cameras to roll.
Ryan Gosling on the set of ‘THE FALL GUY’, in Sydney.
The David Leitch film is a remake of the 1980s popular series, and will be released in Spring 2024.
Via JustJared pic.twitter.com/1TxlUGzC8D
— The Cinephile Guide (@CinephileGuide) October 21, 2022
This recent uptick in films being made in Australia has been, in part, enabled by huge grants dished out to encourage studios to film here.
The state government’s Made in NSW fund put up $14.5 million and the federal government chipped in $30 million.
The previous Minister for the Arts Paul Fletcher estimated the film would inject $244 million into the Australian economy per the SMH.
It would also inject Ryan Gosling into the Australian economy, which is arguably the greater win.