Visiting TheWrap’s interview studio at the Toronto Film Festival in September, Gosling and Chazelle touched on Hollywood’s resident mensch interrupting his own “Sully” press conference in Telluride to rave about “La La Land,” an original movie musical that also stars Emma Stone and John Legend.
“It was so exciting that he talked about the film because we talked about Tom Hanks every day on set,” Gosling said. “We were always referencing ‘That Thing You Do.'”
Hanks’ 1996 film about an American boy band that achieves a Beatles-level of fame was a touchstone because, “as a drummer, it’s a very important movie to me. There’s not many movies about drummers,” Chazelle said.
Watch Gosling and Chazelle talk up “La La Land” — and Hanks — above.
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Toronto 2016: Ryan Gosling, David Oyelowo, Miles Teller and Natalie Portman are among the stars who stopped by TheWrap’s studio at The Thompson Toronto