Eva Mendes Praises Ryan Gosling's “SNL” Sketch About Having Cuban Wife: 'Made This Cuban Mama So Happy'

One of Ryan Gosling's 'Saturday Night Live' sketches on April 13 featured him playing a character who adopts a Cuban accent after marrying a Cuban woman

Eva Mendes is shouting out a memorably hilarious moment from Ryan Gosling's recent Saturday Night Live hosting stint.

In an April 16 Instagram post, Mendes, who is of Cuban descent, shared the video of Gosling's "Can't Tonight" sketch from the April 13 episode of SNL. In a caption to the video, she expressed her appreciation for the bit, which in part revolved around Gosling's character humorously adopting a Cuban accent after marrying a Cuban woman.

"My Cuban Papi made this Cuban Mami so happy with this!! Years of hanging out with my Dad paid off," Mendes, 50, wrote in a caption to her post.

Among a number of sketches Gosling, 43, took part in during his latest appearance on SNL included him and SNL cast member Marcello Hernández portraying two friends who try to convince a third man (Kenan Thompson) to go out with them to a club while at a restaurant together. In the sketch, Thompson at one point jests that Gosling — who speaks with a Latino accent throughout — "is from Tennessee, but ever since he married a Cuban woman, he different."

"A Cuban wife can change you," Gosling jokes in return, alternating between a stereotypical American accent and a heavy Latino accent as he jokes that he speaks "like a Cuban papi" after marrying a Cuban woman.

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<p>Dave Allocca/Startraksphoto/Instar</p> Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling on March 28, 2013

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling on March 28, 2013

As Hernández and Gosling's characters attempt to convince Thompson's character to go to the club with them, Hernández even lists Mendes as among a number of celebrities who they expect to see while partying.

"Gracias to the super talented @marcellohdz for this skit. The way you say “Eva Mendes” 😂! And @kenanthompson always crushing," Mendes added in her caption. "Can’t wait for this trio’s next reunion. ❤️"

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Gosling and Mendes began dating after making 2012's The Place Beyond the Pines; the couple share two daughters together. They welcomed their elder daughter Esmeralda Amada in September 2014 and added Amada Lee to the family in April 2016.

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<p> Sonia Recchia/Getty </p> Eva Mendes and Ryan Goslign on Sept. 7, 2012

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Goslign on Sept. 7, 2012

The couple have been in the news in recent months as Gosling's Oscar-nominated role in Barbie created significant buzz at the Academy Awards in March; his next movie, The Fall Guy, releases in theaters May 3.

I’ve never experienced anything like that," Mendes said of working with Gosling on the Today show back in March. "The way he works, his commitment to his craft, how he wants to make everything as best as it can be — and that means making his costars as best as they can be."

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