"My character Sebastian in the film is fully dedicated to the goal of becoming the greatest jazz pianist, even though he suspects that it is already far too late", says Gosling. "His heroes were born 70 years earlier, and now a jazz pianist is condemned to playing in bars where the clientele chat rather than listen to the music. In this regard, Sebastian constantly oscillates between purist and snob and must finally ask himself the question: do I want a job that means something to me? Or do I want one that pays the bills?".
Article 11. January 2017
Ryan Gosling: "His time is actually long gone"
"La La Land" is a homage to Hollywood's golden era. The lead actor Ryan Gosling comments.