Ellen DeGeneres Says She Was The Original Choice To Star In La La Land

Ryan Gosling could've had a very different love interest in La La Land. A fake trailer shown on The Ellen DeGeneres Show demonstrates what the movie would've looked like if Ellen herself were cast in Emma Stone's role. In addition to new scenes filmed with DeGeneres and Gosling, the video includes quotes by the people behind the camera hilariously taken out of context. "When we were casting up the movie, one of the appeals to me was that you know they’re going to be a couple," observes director Damien Chazelle . "You can see them and imagine them together. It’s like Freddie and Ginger, Bogart and Bacall — a classic, Hollywood screen couple." "You have two actors that have an onscreen chemistry that I think is one for the ages," producer Marc Platt echoes. Watch Gosling swoop Ellen up in his arms and serenade her and decide if you concur.
Between this and her Spice Girls audition, Ellen could have a promising singing career ahead of her.

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