Emma Stone is one of those love or hate celebrities – though I haven’t met too many people who dislike her. Still, apparently those people exist, as she’s found a number of detractors online who’ve described her as a “bland, basic bitch”. Fair descriptor? Eh, I dunno.
As the new Vogue cover star for May, Emma talked a lot about her resistance to reading Internet commentary about herself to her relationship with Andrew Garfield.
Here are a few choice quotes…
On the public’s perception of her:
She is the rare person in public life who will straight up tell you that yes, she has Googled herself. “I don’t usually like what I find,” she says. “But some of it is really funny.” Stone mentions Internet comments that referred to her as a “Bland Basic Bitch,” which was probably meant as a dig, but she found it hilarious, to the point that at dinner she now begins to refer to herself as “That Bland Basic Bitch.”
On her love life with Garfield:
“I think I’ve learned a lot by being around him,” Stone says of Garfield. “And, you know, he is an incredibly important person to me.”
The feeling is clearly mutual. Garfield sounds grateful that Stone has been at his side during the far-flung Spider-Man journey. “I thank my lucky stars that we’ve been able to be on this ride together,” he says in an e-mail. “We all need companions in the mystery to get you out of your head and into your heart, to moan to and to take the piss out of it all with.”
I ask Stone about filming scenes with Garfield. Is that stuff easy? Harder?
“It’s not harder,” she says. “It’s fun. It’s been fun working with him just because of who he is as an actor and person. I think it would be fun no matter what.”
On her career ambitions:
Stone was ready to make her Broadway debut as Sally in Cabaret—she got the part after auditioning for Sam Mendes in London—but ran into scheduling difficulties with her Spider-Man obligations. She believes she’ll eventually get a chance to play Sally. “Someday,” she pledges. She talks about other theatrical parts, about taking more chances in film. “The thing I gravitate toward naturally is comedy,” Stone says. “But I want to do different things.” Like what? Maybe some “truly bizarre characters,” she says. Maybe she’ll produce. “I would like to see what I can do.”
I dunno, I kinda like her – or at the very least find her pretty innocuous. Plus, she looks FLAWLESS more often than not, so that’s a thumbs up.
What do you think? Love her? Hate her? Meh on her?
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