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Emma Watson Explains Why She Didn't Star in 'La La Land'

Emma Watson Explains Why She Didn't Star in 'La La Land'

It’s no secret that Emma Watson was in the running to play the female lead in the Oscar-winning film La La Land and now she’s opening up about why she couldn’t take the role, which went to Emma Stone.

The 26-year-old actress was already committed to star in Beauty and the Beast and was not able to fit La La Land into her schedule with all the training she had to do to play Belle.

“It’s one of these frustrating things where sort of names get attached to projects very early on as a way to kind of build anticipation or excitement for something that’s coming before anything is really actually agreed or set in stone,” Emma told EW during a SiriusXM Town Hall.

“I knew I had horse training, I knew I had dancing, I knew I had three months of singing ahead of me, and I knew I had to be in London to really do that,” Emma added. “And this wasn’t a movie I could just kind of parachute into. I knew I had to do the work, and I had to be where I had to be. So scheduling conflict-wise, it just didn’t work out.”

Click inside to find out what Emma Watson thought of the movie…

Emma also revealed that she’s happy that musicals are having a resurgence again.

“I’m so thrilled that musicals are so celebrated at the moment!” she said. “They seem to be back in the zeitgeist and people are kind of celebrating and loving music and singing and dancing again. I thought [La La Land] was wonderful. It’s lovely.”

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  • Soured

    It’s not because emma stone got an Oscar with her performance that she will have it if she took the part, Emma got it because of her talent, not because of “the movie” yes, the script and the story help, but it’s only her talent who give her the key to be nominated and win, best exemole, Ryan Gossling didn’t get it … So no matter how “La la land” was popular, maybe it wouldn’t be if she was on it, or maybe it will, no one never know, but let’s not said that she miss the role of her live by not saying yes to this project, cause maybe she’ll never be as good as Stone was…

    Sorry for my english, I’m french xD

  • Soured

    It’s not because emma stone got an Oscar with her performance that she will have it if she took the part, Emma got it because of her talent, not because of “the movie” yes, the script and the story help, but it’s only her talent who give her the key to be nominated and win, best exemole, Ryan Gossling didn’t get it … So no matter how “La la land” was popular, maybe it wouldn’t be if she was on it, or maybe it will, no one never know, but let’s not said that she miss the role of her live by not saying yes to this project, cause maybe she’ll never be as good as Stone was…

    Sorry for my english, I’m french xD

  • bbm

    sure Emma Watson would have fit the part. But Emma Stone was amazing!

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  • ali

    Oh shut up, Emma Watson. If they wanted to create hype around the film they would’ve picked the name of someone more famous and more talented than you. You signed on and then bailed when you landed Belle because you realized that would be successful regardless of how much you suck at acting. Now you’re bitter cause you think you could’ve been up on that Oscars stage accepting that award but that never would’ve been you. Had you stayed on to play Mia, La La Land would’ve never gotten a quarter of the success. It would’ve bombed just like all your previous films after HP have. So get your head out of your ass. You got lucky when you were a kid and now the rest of us have to deal with your insufferable holier-that-thou attitude.

  • Mr_Flum

    It would have been a disaster if Emma Watson got the role. She’s a beautiful woman yes, but she’s absolutely appalling when it comes to acting.