EMMA MADE CRAZY DE­MANDS FOR LALALAND

From pay­ment dis­putes to ask­ing for re­hearsal venues in London, Wat­son had crazy de­mands

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page -

Ac­tor Emma Wat­son, (left) who along with Miles Teller were orig­i­nally be­ing tipped for play­ing Se­bas­tian and Mia in the film La La Land, re­port­edly missed out on the role in the candy-coloured love story be­cause she de­manded too much. The film star­ring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has be­come one of the most Os­car-nom­i­nated films in his­tory af­ter scoop­ing recog­ni­tion in 14 Acad­emy Award cat­e­gories last week. It was orig­i­nally stated that Wat­son re­fused Damien Chazelle, who di­rected the 2016 block­buster, to make her singing sil­ver screen de­but in Dis­ney’s live-ac­tion re­make of Beauty and the Beast. And it has been re­ported for sev­eral months that Teller’s non-cast­ing in the film was due to a pay dis­pute with, The Hol­ly­wood Reporter claim­ing that the 29-year-old star wanted more than USD 4 mil­lion that was of­fered, and this fig­ure has since been said to be USD 6 mil­lion.

Now, ac­cord­ing to The New York Post’s col­umn Page Six, Wat­son was not cast as Mia be­cause of her crazy de­mands.

“Wat­son was of­fered the lead fe­male role, but she ini­tially wouldn’t com­mit. Then she be­gan mak­ing all these crazy de­mands, like re­hearsals for the film must be done in London — for a film called La La Land! They jumped through hoops to make it work with her, but she just didn’t feel the film was right for her. Pro­duc­ers fi­nally cast Emma Stone, and once she was on board, Ryan Gosling jumped at the chance to work with her again,” a source said.

Wat­son and Teller are also said to have freaked out as the film has won a string of gongs and are ex­pected to scoop a num­ber of Acad­emy Awards later this month.

“Now that it’s win­ning all the awards, they’re freak­ing out and look­ing for some­one else to blame,” said the source.

Stone and Gosling have re­ceived a nom­i­na­tion in the best ac­tress and ac­tor cat­e­gory at the Os­cars for the film, re­spec­tively.

Wat­son was of­fered the lead fe­male role, but she ini­tially wouldn’t com­mit EMMA WAT­SON, AC­TOR

PHOTO: PAS­CAL LE SEGRETAIN/GETTY IM­AGES

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