Wait, Emma Watson Was Almost Cast in 'La La Land'?!

Nothing is as it seems.

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La La Land is a perfect movie (opens in new tab), and Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are perfect in it (want receipts? See: the Golden Globes (opens in new tab)). That said, the film could have been very, very different—in that director Damien Chazelle almost cast Emma Watson and Miles Teller as the leads.

La La Land requires its leads to carry a pretty solid tune, and Emma Watson obviously would have done an *amazing* job (she sounds A+ in the trailers for Beauty and the Beast (opens in new tab)). That said, we can't imagine 2016's best film with anyone else than Stone and Gosling. Match made in movie heaven, etc, etc. (opens in new tab)

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.