What! Emma Stone was not keen on doing 'La La Land'?

| Updated: Jan 28, 2017 01:51 IST

Washington D.C. (USA), Jan. 27 (ANI): Many a times we hear actors saying how they did not want to be a part of a project. This time, it's Emma Stone on how doing 'La La Land' was not even an option for her. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award nominee shared she was doing 'Cabaret' when the musical was offered to her and how the idea of doing another project of that genre was something she never even considered. The 28 year-old-actor said, "My voice was gone, and I was struggling to get through the shows - I was still doing 'Cabaret' - and the idea of doing another musical was like, 'You've got to be out of your mind.' After 'Cabaret', I wasn't sure I would ever sing or dance again." But, director Damien Chazzelle persisted and again met Stone in her dressing room, bringing demo tracks of Justin Hurwitz's score and how he hoped to shoot each production number. The fact that Chazelle also was talking to Gosling for the film must have helped melt some of Stone's reluctance; she had co-starred with him in 2011's 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and again in 2013's 'Gangster Squad'. The neo-musical is now nominated for 14 Academy Awards. The movie and Stone are the front-runners for taking the Oscars in their respective categories. (ANI)