Emma Stone may be an Oscar winner at the absolute top of her/anyone’s game, but we can almost guarantee no one has ever been more worthy of her affections than Arizona teen Jacob Staudenmaier.
Studenmaier, 17, invited the actress to be his date to prom in the most charming way ever. A film-lover and Arizona native (like Stone!), the enterprising junior re-imagined the opening sequence of La La Land, this time set in what appears to be his high school’s parking lot.
With the help of several pals and their respective vehicles, the teen put together a clever two-and-a-half minute clip re-enacting the memorable scene—appropriate lyrics thrown into the original tune.
“IM ASKING EMMA STONE TO PROM, and decided to recreate the opening scene from la la land @RyanGosling @LaLaLand @johnjayandrich #prom,” Studenmaier posted on Twitter alongside his elaborate invitation.
Ball’s in your court, Emma! (Say yes!)
Update: Stone has responded to the epic promposal! Studenmaier revealed on Good Morning America Friday that the actress declined his invitation in a letter.
She wrote: "JACOB, thanks for making the greatest proposal I have ever received. 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."
Watch his appearance on GMA above.