Reports claimed that Emma Watson would only take the role in La La Land if the film will take place in London. After reports surfaced, filmmakers decided to cast someone else. It can be recalled that Emma Watson was supposed to lead La La Land.
She was proposed to star in La La Land, who now claims she was abruptly pushed out of the project by director Damien Chazelle. "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," Watson told Entertainment Weekly.
Emma Watson and Miles Teller were originally partnered for the film's leads, Mia and Seb, but in the end, it was played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Spectators are wondering what went wrong for the pair.
There are plenty of rumors that surfaced on the web. However, rumors suggest that Watson was "too demanding" while Teller asked for $2m (£1.6m) more than what he was offered.
Though, Watson has finally cleared things up, telling SiriusXM (via Entertainment Weekly) the real reason why she wasn't included in the movie. "It's one of these things where sort of names get involved in projects 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."
Two Conflicting Great Movies
Admitting that she had been committed to Beauty and the Beast for years, Watson said that she may not be able to give her best if she divided her time between Bill Condon's fairy-tale version and Chazelle's tale about an aspiring actress who fell in love with a jazz pianist.
Watson was way more diplomatic than Miles Teller as she discussed matters about La La Land. After Teller told Esquire about his reaction regarding his replacement in the film, Chazelle addressed the casting rumors.
Fans could say that Watson missed out on an Oscar-worthy break, but seeing her dedication in playing Belle, fans could expect an awesome Beauty and the Beast movie adaptation.