Damien Chazelle’s 2016 musical “La La Land” is a nostalgic, colorful and hilarious love letter to Hollywood that has garnered critical acclaim and audience love. . The moving yet heartbreaking story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and struggling jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) has been nominated for a record 14 Academy Awards, equaling “All About Eve” ” and “Titanic” for the most nominations ever (via Weekly entertainment). Movie take home six Oscars, including Best Actress for Stone. So when Emma Watson revealed in 2017 (via NME) that she was originally cast as Mia before pulling out of the project, would she admit to a major career mistake?
In an interview with the British morning TV show “Lorraine,” Watson said that both she and Miles Teller had at one time attached to “La La Land” as the two leads, but she had to withdraw. back in preparation for “Beauty and the Beast.” The Disney project required a great deal of commitment from Watson. “With a movie like ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ it’s like three months of preparation, it’s like three or four months of shooting… you can’t do a project like this halfway, you’re join or you And I said, ‘I have to go all out,’ so this is really where my heart is and I know I have to be totally committed and make sure I make it through.”
In a classic “what if?” case, we can only wonder what Emma Watson would do as Mia. Fortunately, the world has an excellent performance that won Stone’s award to high praise. And we can also appreciate the professionalism and commitment to work that led Watson to turn down one huge opportunity to do justice for another.
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