Emma Watson was originally cast in the Hollywood blockbuster musical La La Land, but lost the role for being too demanding, it has been claimed.
Watson, 26, as well as Project X‘s Miles Teller, were both tapped for the lead roles in the film, which recently received a record-equalling 14 Oscar nominations, the New York Post reported.
The Post was told by an movie insider that the producers had “jumped through hoops to make it work” with Watson.
“Watson was offered the lead female role, but she initially wouldn’t commit,” the source said.
“Then she began making all these crazy demands, like rehearsals for the film must be done in London — for a film called ‘La La Land!’ They jumped through hoops to make it work with her, but she just didn’t feel the film was right for her.”
“Producers finally cast Emma Stone — and once she was on board, Ryan Gosling jumped at the chance to work with her again.
The source told the Post both Watson, and Teller, who it is claimed wanted $2 million more than producers offered him to appear in the film, were both furious for missing out on the film.
“Now both Miles and Emma Watson are raising hell with their agents for not securing the roles for them — even though it was the actors’ fault for being too demanding,” the insider told the Post.
La La Land stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone both received Oscar nominations, and the film is also up for best picture, among its 14 nominations.