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* La La Land star Emma Stone responded to teen’s prom proposal
* The video was inspired by the opening scene in La La Land
* The 17-year shared Stone’s response on Good Morning America
Emma Stone has responded to 17-year old Jacob Staudenmaier’s prom proposal, the high school senior told Good Morning America. Just three days ago, Staudenmaier popped the question in a video to the star — inspired by the famous La La Land opening scene. The clip went viral on YouTube almost instantly.
And while Stone enjoyed watching the video, it seems as though she’s unavailable.
On Good Morning America Friday, 17-year old Jacob Staudenmaier revealed that Stone sent him a letter admiring his work on the video, but said that she wouldn’t be able to attend due to working abroad.
“Jacob, thanks for making the greatest proposal I have ever received,” Stone wrote. “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 I hope you have the best time at prom, and I’m grateful you thought of me. Thank you. P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes. Love, Emma.”
Staudenmaier, an aspiring filmmaker, told ABC earlier this week that the original inspiration came from a former Arcadia High School student who asked Miley Cyrus to prom a few years ago. “She didn’t actually go to prom with him, but he was invited to one of her concerts and got to go up on stage with her, so I think it worked out,” he explained.
After being told by friends that he resembles La La Land star Ryan Gosling, he used the compliment as a line in his video: “People say I look like Ryan Gosling, and maybe that’s a bit far-fetched,” he sings.
Though Staudenmaier knew asking the Oscar winner out would likely not come into fruition, he said that his real goal was to captivate Stone’s attention — and he knew he had to accomplish something quite impressive to make that happen.
“If I was going to do it, I had to do something more ambitious and bigger in scale.”
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