The casting directors weren’t too mum about their choice of actors for La La Land, sharing that the roles nabbed by the dashing duo Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling weren’t theirs originally. While this breaks our heart a little bit (you never make THE Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone tandem your second choice), we’re equally intrigued as to who the first choice was.
Turns out that it was a battle between two Emma’s – Emma Stone nabbed a role that was originally Emma Watson’s.
Stone was spotted filming a scene where she carries out a box full of music and office supplies from the trunk of a car.
We’re not sure how we should feel about this, and we found ourselves even more confused when we found out that Ryan Gosling’s role was originally intended for Whiplash‘s Miles Teller, who had to turn the role down due to a full schedule (promoting Fantastic Four, perhaps?).
Would Emma Watson and Miles Teller have made a better musical pair? It doesn’t matter now. All that matters is that the Stone-Gosling tandem emerged as clear victors in this one.
Emma wore her black Repetto flats again for this scene. This time, she teamed it up with jeans, a buttondown shirt, and a black tote.
Emma Stone has her hands full with a box of music and office supplies on the set of La La Land in Los Angeles on August 28, 2015
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