ET caught up with Emma Stone at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, where the actress dished on her third time co-starring opposite Ryan Gosling.
The frequent collaborators team up again for the musical comedy, La La Land, opening Dec. 16. In the film, Gosling plays a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress (Stone) in Los Angeles.
Much of the movie finds Gosling trying to woo Stone through song, which Stone called "just lovely."
"It is funny when you are friends with someone, because it's kind of like, 'Oh my God! What do we do?'" Stone explained. "I mean, it's hard for us not to laugh most of the time."
While Gosling aces the singing, Stone shows off her talent in the ballroom by doing a little dancing in the movie. The 27-year-old star told us she picked up her moves from the best.
"We actually learned some of our dancing from some people on Dancing With the Stars," Stone said. "Artem Chigvintsev, who is a ballroom dancer."
As an Oscar-nominated actress, Stone now has her pick of the litter in terms of movie roles, but there was a time when she had to grind it out through the audition process like every other struggling actor in Hollywood. Stone remembered one casting director in particular who left a bad impression on her.
"I was reading this monologue, and she was like, 'Why are you reading off the paper?' and I was like, 'Because I just received the paper,' and she really screamed," Stone recalled. "I ended up crying."
Watch the trailer for La La Land in the video below.