By now most of you have heard the incredible buzz on La La Land. After all, since the film premiered in early September, audience after audience has been wowed by writer-director Damien Chazelle’s second feature with many saying it’s the frontrunner for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards. And like everyone else talking about the film, I’m in complete agreement: La La Land knocked me on my ass and I left the theater stunned by what Chazelle composed on screen. The way he mixes an old fashioned Hollywood musical with a modern day story about life and relationships is nothing short of amazing. While some wondered if Chazelle could top his last film, Whiplash, which showcased a true talent behind the camera, La La Land is even better. I can’t recommend it enough. The film stars Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everette Scott, Josh Pence, and J.K. Simmons
With the film about to expand into more cities, I recently sat down with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling for an exclusive video interview. While Stone has been out promoting the film over the past few months at tons of films festivals and screenings, Gosling has been in Budapest filming Blade Runner 2049. So when I sat down with them, it was actually the first day Gosling was able to promote the film and you can watch Stone’s excitement throughout the interview. In addition to seeing Stone being very happy, they talked about filming the movie in 40 days, how everyone loves the film, what sequence were they most nervous about before filming began, Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, and more.
Check out what they had to say in the video above and below are some images and links to other La La Land articles.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling:
- How tough is it to promote the movie when everyone loves the film?
- Shooting the film in just 40 days.
- How Emma also loved The Nice Guys.
- What sequence were they most nervous about before filming began?