Ryan Gosling Has Been Warned: Jerry Seinfeld’s SNL Joke Takes a Dig at The Fall Guy Star Who’s Doing “too much press” for his $130 Million Movie

Jerry Seinfeld warns Ryan Gosling to not do over press for The Fall Guy.

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  • Jerry Seinfeld, in his recent appearance at Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, warns Ryan Gosling to not do much press for The Fall Guy.
  • Jerry Seinfeld was introduced by the host Colin Jost as a "man who did too much press" for his latest Netflix movie Unfrosted.
  • The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt has performed below expectation at the box office and opened with only $10.4 million.
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Ryan Gosling is currently all over the headlines for his latest release alongside Emily Blunt, titled The Fall Guy. The actor’s promotion for the David Leitch directorial has now found itself in Jerry Seinfeld’s joke at Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. The stand-up comedian also did his round of promotion recently for his feature directorial debut Unfrosted.

Jerry Seinfeld commented on Ryan Gosling's The Fall Guy promotions
Jerry Seinfeld in Unfrosted

When Jerry Seinfeld appeared in SNL‘s Weekend Update, he was introduced by the host Colin Jost as the “man who did too much press”. The Seinfeld star has been spotted in several public outings to promote his latest Netflix release which is loosely based on the origin of pop tarts. Seinfeld joked that Ryan Gosling should not do so much press or he would also be like him.

Jerry Seinfeld warned Ryan Gosling to not do much press for The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling is warned by Jerry Seinfeld to not do so much press
Ryan Gosling as stuntman Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling became a massive name last year after starring in the billion-dollar-grossing Barbie. On the other hand, Emily Blunt also received critical appreciation for her performance in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. As the Barbenheimer competitors joined hands for The Fall Guy, fans loved the friendly banter in the promotional campaign for the film.


Recently when Jerry Seinfeld popped up at SNL‘s Weekend Update, Colin Jost commented that the comic can be spotted everywhere to promote his Netflix release. The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee host replied that he cannot undo the press he did but wants to help his friends, starting with Ryan Gosling.

“I know I can’t undo all the press I’ve done but I want to help other people. If you’re struggling with press, you’re not alone. I’m talking to you, Ryan Gosling. When I started doing press for ‘Unfrosted,’ I was like you. Funny, good looking. Now look at me. You think this is how I wanted to spend my 26th birthday? But you can get clean.”

Jerry Seinfeld’s directorial debut received mixed to negative reviews from critics and audiences. Besides directing, the 70-year-old has also starred, produced, and co-wrote Unfrosted. It also stars some popular names like Hugh Grant, Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, and Max Greenfield.

Did The Fall Guy succeed in meeting the fans’ expectations?

The Fall Guy failed to match the expectations
Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy

The fans expected the box office to erupt with the two primary Barbeinheimer stars working together for The Fall Guy. However, it failed to match expectations and had a disappointing start. The David Leitch film features Ryan Gosling as a stuntman working on his ex-girlfriend’s directorial debut only to get embroiled in chaos centering Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character.


According to Variety, the film earned as low as $10.4 million on its opening day. This also includes the $3 million from the paid previews. Despite earning positive reviews, the film is having an underwhelming run, and the projections for three days have been decreased from $30 million to $28 million. The film is mounted on a budget of $130 million and will face a tough battle to recover it.

However, with positive word-of-mouth, it can be a scenario that the collections rise over time. According to The NumbersThe Fall Guy is currently standing at a worldwide box office collection of $19 million. While it can’t mimic the mammoth success of Barbie, it will be seen if the collections take a huge leap in the forthcoming days.

The Fall Guy is running in theaters near you, while Unfrosted can be streamed on Netflix. 


Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.