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According to Page Six, Emma Watson and Miles Teller were slated to play the leads in the highly acclaimed film La La Land, but were dropped from the project before filming for being too difficult.

What could have been.
What could have been.
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Teller was reportedly offered $4 million dollars to portray Sebastian in the film, but said he wanted $6 million for playing the leading role. In 2015, Teller confirmed that director Damien Chazelle dropped him from the film citing that he no longer felt that he was "creatively right for the project," prompting Teller to text Chazelle "What the f*ck, bro?" Yes, really.

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The role ultimately went to Ryan Gosling.
The role ultimately went to Ryan Gosling.
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A source revealed that Emma Watson was the pick to play the film's leading lady, but she was replaced by Emma Stone after being too demanding. Page Six claims that Watson caused problems with the film from the start, initially being hesitant to commit to the project after being offered the leading role. After finally accepting, she was accused of making "crazy demands," like insisting that all rehearsals for the film take place in London rather than Los Angeles where the movie takes place. Other sources claim that Watson stepped away from the production to work on the new live action Beauty and the Beast film where she stars as Belle.

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A different Emma was almost in that mirror.
A different Emma was almost in that mirror.
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Now that La La Land has gone on to be one of the most nominated movies of all time (tying with Titanic and All About Eve for most Oscar nominations for a single film), Teller and Watson are allegedly pretty pissed that they let this one slip through their fingers. Page Six reports that both of the young stars are lashing out at their representation for failing to better secure their roles, despite their own actions being the apparent reason things didn't work out.

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Looks like these two young, talented actors are just going to have to settle for winning Oscars at some point in the future.

UPDATE 2/1/2017:

Miles Teller has accused Page Six of reporting "alternative facts" after publishing a story that alleged that Teller was dropped from La La Land for being "too demanding."

Teller failed to elaborate on why he was actually pulled from the film (he might not even know the actual reason himself), but in a 2015 interview for Esquire, he disclosed that Damien Chazelle felt that he was not "creatively right for the project" and decided to move forward without him.