Stone, Gosling make permanent mark on Hollywood

Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling left their marks on Hollywood as they placed their hand and footprints in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theater.

Stone and Gosling, who star in the latest film “La La Land”, have joined the likes of Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Jackman and others, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

“I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15 and came here, and my hands are an exact match for Jane Russell, so if you’re looking for a Jane Russell hand double, I’m your girl,” Stone joked.

Alwyn Hight Kushner, president of the TCL Chinese Theater, noted that the ceremony would succeed in “creating an everlasting homage to Hollywood and its legendary artists.”

Following the introductions, Stone and Gosling took the stage to express their gratitude and excitement.

Stone said: “This is embarrassing — I thought this was maybe the kind of a thing where you come and put your hand prints in cement and then they take them away and put them up somewhere. I was just told that they were going to stay here, so I cried a little bit inside.”

She added: “This is an incredible experience and making this movie was an incredible experience. What a place to get to commemorate that.”

Gosling said: “I’m still not completely convinced that we’re not going to be arrested for vandalism, but I’m going to take your word for it that we’re allowed to do this.

“We had an opportunity to shoot in most of Los Angeles’ iconic locations except for this (the Chinese Theater) so I guess this is the final piece to the puzzle. It’s a beautiful way to end this experience.”

–IANS

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