Emma Stone would be just about every high school boy’s dream date — and for one 17-year-old prom-goer, he almost made his dreams a reality.
Jacob Staudenmaier invited the La La Land actress to his prom, which just happened to be taking place in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, and she actually responded!
Jacob created a La La Land-inspired video, rewriting the lyrics to “Another Day of Sun” and recreating the film’s opening scene in his high school parking lot. As these things do, it went crazy viral.
Emma was super impressed.
“Jacob, thanks for making the greatest proposal I have ever received,” Emma 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.”
Jacob read the message on Good Morning America this morning, and while he didn’t get the date, he did get Emma Stone to tell him he looks like Ryan Gosling — which, in our book, is much, much better.
Watch the viral video here!