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19/01/2017 1:49 AM AEDT

'La La Land' Clearly Would Have Been Better If Ellen Starred In It

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We already know “La La Land” almost starred Emma Watson instead of Emma Stone, but according to Ellen DeGeneres, there was another potential leading lady in the running: Ellen DeGeneres.

The comedian and talk show host shared some “behind-the-scenes” footage from the making of the musical on her show Wednesday, which shows her cuddling up to Ryan Gosling. At one point, she plants a kiss on the actor’s cheek as he tries not to break out into a fit of laughter. She even dons a red wig and vintage-style dress, evoking Stone’s signature look.

“When we were casting up the movie, part of the appeal to me was that you know they’re going to be a couple. You can see them and imagine them together. It was like Fred and Ginger or Bogart and Bacall — a classic Hollywood screen couple,” director Damien Chazelle explains in the clip. 

Watch the whole thing above. 

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