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Dear Mr. Finn Wittrock

| Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I want to start out by saying I am an enormous fan. I want to say I am your biggest fan, but I feel I have only scratched the surface in your talented portfolio of acting. The first time I saw you was as Greg in “La La Land,” a gripping performance where you showed your care for Emma Stone’s character Mia and the heartbreak she caused you. I think we both agree that Greg got a bad shake in that whole situation. You can understand then, that by the end of the movie I was quite surprised that she ended up with that sellout actor and not you, the caring ex-boyfriend whose brother had connections with Japan or China or wherever.

I am mainly writing then to confirm what all the critics and movie theorists have been speculating. Is “La La Land II: The Return of Greg” in production now, or are you waiting for the original “La La Land” hype to die down? Either way, I cannot wait for this action thriller where you enact your revenge on all of Hollywood, and when the fires and smoke clear, only you remain. Jazz clubs and small theaters no more, there is only Greg. Please tell me this is the direction of the film, or else, frankly, I don’t know how many times I will watch it.

Your filmography does not stop at fake Best Picture Winners though. I also saw you in an episode of “Criminal Minds” where your friend commits murders to replicate the Zodiac to impress you. I really enjoyed this role too because I’m sure you’ve experienced similar obsessions with your dashing good looks. Through the adversity of being accused of murder by the BAU team (a team I respect very much), I was still baffled when it turned out you had also murdered someone. Goes to show the trust you conveyed on screen.

I have to admit those are the only times I’ve seen you perform. Your IMDb page says you’ve also been in “Unbroken.” Did you know that? That’s impressive, I would imagine. Well, anyways, hopefully you can confirm your leading role in the “La La Land” sequel, and I hope you understand my enormous fandom.

Davis Gonsalves


June 10

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