Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were memorialised together in Hollywood yesterday. Here they are at their hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre. As you know, they’re the stars of La La Land. And La La Land is one of the frontrunners for Best Picture Oscar. The film opens next week. Emma and Ryan also worked together on Crazy, Stupid, Love and Gangster Squad.
I love Emma Stone. Ryan Gosling is a terrific actor. Their chemistry is amazing. I enjoy watching them on screen together. But… this Instagram post by Vanity Fair’s Krista Smith that Joanna sent me this morning:
This morning didn’t suck. No one can quite put their finger on what makes chemistry happen between two actors. Yet it is exactly the ingredient that has created some of the greatest cinematic legends of all time. Ryan & Emma are that modern day Bogart & Bacall, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Hepburn & Tracy, Myrna Loy & William Powell. It was an honor to be mistress of ceremonies at their Hand & Footprint Ceremony. #EmmaStone #RyanGosling #LaLaLand
Bogart & Bacall. Fred and Ginger. Hepburn and Tracy. It’s not that I’ve any doubt that one day, ONE DAY, they could join that list. For sure. They’re both SO talented. But right now? Ummmm… do you think, maybe, it’s a little premature? No hate. Just asking a question. In my mind they’re not legends yet. And we’re being told they’re legends already. Agree or disagree?