Filming a scene with Ryan Gosling that evokes the iconic lift from ‘Dirty Dancing’ might seem like fun. But for starlet Emma Stone, it brought back a painful childhood memory and earned her co-star several kicks in the throat.
On last night’s ‘Tonight Show,’ Stone said she was filled with terror over being lifted in the air by Gosling for a scene in their new flick ‘Crazy, Stupid Love.’ In it, Gosling was tasked with lifting Stone over his head, in the style of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s daring move from ‘Dancing.’ “I ran for him to pick me up and I don’t know what happened,” she told Jay Leno. “I went spider monkey around his head and kicked him in the throat.”
After several more failed attempts, the origins of Stone’s anxiety suddenly came back to her. “When I was seven, I fell off these parallel bars in gymnastics and I broke both my arms at the same time,” she said.
[via AOL TV]