Newswire: Emma Stone responds to teen’s La La Land-themed prom proposal

Proving—just like La La Land itself—that cheerful, elaborately choreographed musical numbers can get you a lot of positive attention (if not necessarily love), an Arizona teenager earned a written response from Emma Stone via an over-the-top prom invitation. Working with his friends, 17-year old aspiring filmmaker Jacob Staudenmaier put together a parody of the musical’s opening number, “Another Day Of Sun,” inviting Stone to accompany him to his high school prom.

Despite repeating his friends’ assertions that he looks a little like Ryan Gosling (singing, “Now maybe that’s a bit far-fetched”), Staudenmaier couldn’t quite land the date, but he did get a letter from the Oscar-winning actress:

Jacob, thanks for making the greatest proposal I have ever received. I can’t tell you what an honor that was and how much I smiled through that entire beautifully orchestrated video. I’m in London working, but …

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