Maybe he's got a magic spell on him," Stone laughed while trying to explain her other half's charm. His aura is purple." -- which made for an easy transition into their latest collaboration, "I forget who signed on first," Chazelle explained.(For the record, Stone says she was signed on first and found out Gosling was attached when he texted her.) "But it was this weird thing where it was completely, at least from my point of view, this independent thing."I keep calling him , where Gosling played a '40s-era playboy cop and Stone was the social etiquette coach torn between him and mob boss Mickey Cohen.Even in the period drama, the pairing brought a touch of rom-com -- "Magic?is a film so perfectly suited to its stars that it's incredible it wasn't tailor-made just for them.
Watson reportedly pulled out of the movie first, after landing her highly coveted role of Belle in Disney’s live action adaptation of .Even then, directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa knew they had found something special, singling out the scene where Stone and Gosling's characters begin to fall in love as their favorite in the film."Emma and Ryan had crazy chemistry and love for each other in real life," they said, "and get on like a house on fire." "Emma Stone is just, like, constantly opening Christmas presents," Gosling put it at the time. As soon as she signed on to the film, I knew it was going to be good." Stone echoed a similar sentiment during the film's junket, explaining, "He's so genuinely funny and such a good--" She paused., Damien Chazelle’s critically acclaimed ode to the Hollywood musical, could’ve turned out to be a completely different movie.While Oscar buzz surrounds the film’s lead actors, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the two weren’t initially set to star in the film.