Emma Stone Responds to Arizona High School Teen’s Viral ‘Prom-posal’

Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.”

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 in “Remember the Titans,” he used the compliment as a line in his video: “People say I look like Ryan Gosling, and maybe that’s a big 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,” Staudenmaier told ABC.

Watch the original “La La Land” prom-posal video here or above.

More Film

  • What Disney Bought in the Fox

    What Disney Bought: A Billion-Dollar Breakdown of Assets

    Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.” 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 […]

  • Actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers

    Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.” 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 […]

  • James Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch

    Disney Chief Bob Iger, Murdochs Reassure Employees, Tout Historic Deal

    Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.” 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 […]

  • Sony Pictures Int’l Prods. Boards Pablo

    Sony Pictures Int’l Prods. Boards Pablo Trapero’s ‘La Quietud’

    Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.” 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 […]

  • 48 Hours Remake

    '48 Hours' Remake in Development at Paramount With 'Good Time' Team

    Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.” 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 […]

  • Variety’s Top Movies of 2017: Critics

    The Best Films of 2017

    Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.” 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 […]

  • James Gunn

    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn to Produce Horror Movie for H Collective

    Emma Stone has responded to the Arizona high school student who filmed a “prom-posal” inspired by the opening number “Another Day in the Sun” in “La La Land.” 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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content