Ryan Gosling admitted that he tried his best to complete more complex scenes with Emma Stone in the film studio of La La Land.
Ryan Gosling shared on Empire: “I took more than two months to learn how to dance in the preparatory process for La La Land. I learned many styles of dancing from fuuny dancing to classic dancing. I need to reach the level being able to dance naturally anytime, anywhere”. In addition to dancing, he also had to learn a lot of things – from playing Jazz on the piano to learning the words and music lyrics.
La La Land is a film made in the style of the musical works in the 1930s – 1940s. Therefore, there were many dancing scenes along with singing scenes requiring the actors to combine many skills and keep the feelings in the long time. There were some segments Ryan and Emma Stone both had a conversation and sang, danced together. All was in just one shooting. According to Ryan, that segment was remade to honor the singing segment “Is not This a Lovely Day” in the classic film Top Hat (1935).
La La Land welcomed the return of the screen couple – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The director Damien Chazelle said: “When auditioning for the film, Ryan and Emma appealed to me because they seemed to be a couple. You can look at them and imagine the way they starred together. They are like Fred and Ginger, Bogart and Bacall – the Hollywood classic couples on the screen.In La La Land, Ryan Gosling played Sebastian – a piano artist. And Emma Stone played Mia – an ambitious actress. They met each other by accident on a bustling and busy street in Los Angeles. At that time, both art lovers were absorbed in pursuing the dream seemed to be hopeless. Sebastine made effort to pursuade the modern inhabitants of the 21st century more interested in classic jazz music. Mia longed for a decent chance to attend an film audition. The fateful encounter completely changed their life.
La La Land is the second film directed by Damien Chazelle. Two years ago, he made an impression on his first film Whiplash – the film received an Oscar nomination for “The best film”. The musical work was inspired by the love story of the artist couples living in the Golden Age of Hollywood (1950). This new film is now considered as the hottest candidate for Oscar award next year.
Beside the presence of two prominent names – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the film also has the participation of J.K.Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Josh Pence, Hemky Madera, John Legend.
La La Land will be released in North America on December 9, 2016.