EntertainmentGosling's poster regret: The 'La La Land' moment he'd reshoot

Gosling's poster regret: The 'La La Land' moment he'd reshoot

Ryan Gosling is not a fan of the "La La Land" poster.
Ryan Gosling is not a fan of the "La La Land" poster.
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7:33 PM EDT, May 5, 2024

Ryan Gosling is known for his roles in numerous acclaimed movies, including "La La Land." Surprisingly, he has expressed dissatisfaction with the poster of this particular film. During a recent interview, he disclosed the changes he would wish to make to it.

"La La Land" is a musical that hit theaters in 2016. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the film tells the story of a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone). It received positive reviews and was a real hit - earning close to $450 million with a budget of $30 million. The picture collected numerous awards, including six Oscars out of 14 nominations.

Interestingly, "La La Land" also made history because of one of the biggest Oscar mistakes. During the 89th Academy Awards, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope and announced that Chazelle's work was the year's best film. The catch was that the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had awarded "Moonlight." It was only after some time that the enormous chaos was managed.

Although it has been nearly eight years since the film's premiere, Gosling still thinks back on it. In his latest conversation with "WSJ Magazine", the actor admitted that there is one thing about "La La Land" he would like to change. What is it?

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"La La Land" poster

This dance pose was used in "La La Land" posters.
This dance pose was used in "La La Land" posters.© Press materials

Gosling revealed that if he could, he would reshoot the dance sequence from the movie, which was featured on the promotional poster for the film. - There's this moment that haunts me, when we're dancing with Emma. I didn’t know it would become the poster for the movie - said the actor.

- I thought we should hold our hands up and I figured it would be nice to position my hand this way - he added. The actor referred to his wrist, which is slightly tilted downward compared to the position adopted by Stone, as can be seen in the photo above.

Gosling admitted that although everyone told him it didn’t look good, he himself disagreed. He has regretted that decision for years. Since he sees the movie poster all the time, he dreams of his hand being in the same position as Emma’s.

- It just killed the energy – Gosling joked. - It was like everything was leading to what? Just like lazy… I call it "La La Hand" - he announced.

Late, Gosling was asked whether the dance experience helped him prepare for the role of Sebastian in the movie. - I thought it would help me, and then, of course, I ended up with my hand in a position like I was holding a hamburger – he said. - It ultimately didn’t help at all - he stated.

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New movie with Gosling

"Stuntman" with Ryan Gosling
"Stuntman" with Ryan Gosling© Licensor
Let's translate the provided Polish text into American English, incorporating all the requested adjustments:

The actor portrays Colt Seavers, a battle-hardened stuntman who, after leaving the industry, wants to focus on his physical and mental health. However, a series of events forces him to return to work when a star of a mega-budget film directed by his ex-girlfriend, Jody Moreno (played by Emily Blunt), disappears.

While the ruthless film producer (Hannah Waddingham) tries to keep the star's disappearance, Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a secret from the studio and the media, Colt, in a somewhat unsuccessful way, tries to get back Jody. The hero will find himself in a conspiracy that turns out to be more dangerous than any stunt.

The film has garnered positive reviews (83% on Rotten Tomatoes), showing that Gosling has been having a good run with films lately, as last year's "Barbie" was also well-received by critics.

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