In this little video, you can see Emma be her charming, hilarious self in a number of ways, but my favorite is by telling a story of a time when her mother got wasted on champagne and had herself a good ol’ time by talking up Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at an event. You know, the classic mom line: “they grow up so fast.” Love it.
Actually, I think Emma Stone could tell a story about anything – the Industrial Revolution, the Black Plague, the rise and fall of everyone’s favorite boy band, The Monkees – and it would be just delightful. Is that an accurate assessment?
July 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
This video was taped at yesterday’s Amazing Spider-Man Comic-Con panel:
In the video, an excited fan rushes to the microphone, starts gushing about how he’s always wanted to “be at Comic-Con, in Hall H, as Spider-Man.” Then, as he thanks the encouraging crowd, he removes his cowl to reveal that he is none other than superhero Andrew Garfield. (The fanny pack added a lot to his Comic-Con disguise, I think.)
Garfield is all nerves as he reads a prepared speech:
Stan Lee says that the reason why Spidey is so popular is because all of us can relate to him, and I agree. I needed Spidey in my life when I was a kid, and he gave me hope. In every comic I read, he was living out my and every skinny boy’s fantasy of being stronger, of being free of the body I was born into, and that swinging sensation of flight. And upon receiving his power, unlike most who have become corrupted, he used it for good. And I think that we all wish we had the courage to stick up for ourselves more, to stick up for a loved one more, or even a stranger you see being mistreated, and Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger. He made me, Andrew, braver.
July 23, 2011 at 11:30 am by Jenn
Oh, I’m sorry, you thought I was going to say a single negative word about the young adult ginger lady love of my life, Emma Stone? You thought you were going to be able to go a few more weeks without listening to me gush about how wonderful she is? Well, you thought wrong, you old crazies!
Here are some lovely highlights from her interview with The Advocate:
When did you become aware of your gay following?
When The House Bunny came out, and it was incredibly exciting. That support is profoundly important and moving to me, because you guys are the best. I grew up with a ton of gay friends and witnessed their struggles. One of the most wonderful things about doing Easy A was that we got to tackle issues that many gay teenagers face.
Did you anticipate the extent to which Easy A would resonate with the gay audience?
Our writer, Bert V. Royal, is gay, and these were issues that he had actually experienced growing up, so we knew that would resonate. But when the movie came out last summer, media coverage of gay teen suicides was everywhere. Because the movie came out right in the eye of that storm, the timing ended up being more relevant and poignant than we anticipated.
Who’s the most important gay person in your life?
I did a lot of theater growing up, and I was lucky to be raised in a family that was very accepting, so someone being gay was never odd or off-putting to me. I have a lot of wonderful gay friends, but one of the most formative men in my life is Max, who’s been my best friend since I was 11 years old. He’s the funniest human being on the planet, and he single-handedly taught me how to do improv. He also taught me what friendship is and what it is to truly know someone. Now we both live in New York, so we’ve been able to stay close for our whole lives.
In the Crazy, Stupid, Love. trailer, your character admires Ryan Gosling’s shirtless torso and says, “It’s like you’re photoshopped!” Since you got closer to all that than most of us ever will, what else can you share?
Well, I got to touch it too, so I can confirm that he isn’t photoshopped at all. He put in all the hard work, and it will not disappoint you.
Instead of boy-crazy girly girls, you often play these strong, independent women with an edgy tomboy quality, which has certainly endeared you to lesbian fans.
Really? Oh, I’m so flattered. The tomboy quality is probably coincidental just due to the fact that my voice hits male octaves most of the time. I don’t really think about it — I just respond to what I read — but I must be subconsciously drawn to women who, even if they don’t necessarily have their shit together, are secure within themselves and don’t need a man to fix them.
Are you a tomboy or a girly girl in real life?
It depends on the day. I’m a solid party mix of both.
A lesbian role seems like a logical next step for you.
Right? Send me over a good script. That sounds amazing.
Which gay star would you play in a biopic?
Can I play a man? Anthony Perkins would be interesting, because it was kind of a secret thing.
You also seem guarded when it comes to your personal life. But as you become more and more famous, people naturally want to know more about you and whom you’re dating. How do you navigate that?
I’ve tried to figure out how to be honest and totally myself while not giving away those things that are most sacred to me. I’m afraid that if I ever expose those parts of my life, it will just open up a floodgate of more speculation. So I don’t ever want to talk about relationships or family in interviews. That would be like meeting a stranger for the first time and telling them all that stuff.
When you guested on Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler asked if you had a girlfriend when you evaded her question about having a boyfriend. You responded sarcastically, but I got excited for a second.
No, I don’t have a girlfriend. But who knows? You love who you love.
Do you have a girl crush?
Christina Hendricks. It’s a no-brainer. Everything about her does it for me. That’s my kind of woman.
Between Emma’s precious heart and the images of her fondling my beloved Ryan Gosling and crushing on my girl, Christina Hendricks, and playing Anthony Perkins in a biopic, I’m pretty much spent for the day. See you guys back here in the AM, all right?
July 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm by Emily
Seriously, look at this girl. I have been admiring and lusting after Emma Stone for a hot minute now, but damn. Clearly, Emma just did Vanity Fair, and she did it hard. She’s looking absolutely flawless on this cover, but to get the full effect, go ahead and check out her interview. Here are some highlights:
On her habits and personality: “I micro-manage,” Emma Stone tells Vanity Fairwriter Alexandra Wolfe. “I think I’m a Type A personality who’s trying to convince herself she’s Type B,” the actress says, admitting that she still lays out her clothes and sets her coffee-maker for the morning the night before. Stone, who confesses she was nervous for her V.F. bikini cover shot, saying, “I usually wear a one-piece,” jokes that her only vices are sugar, wine, and black-tar heroin. “That’s pretty much it, the heroin, the sugar, and the wine—nothing too crazy.”
On paparazzi: “He stands up while I’m walking to my car and is like, ‘Hey, Emma! Listen, I’m going to delete these pics. Here’s my card,” Stone recalls of a recent encounter with a paparazzo. “‘If you ever go to the beach with your friends or walk out of your house in your pajamas, call me.’” Stone, confused, refused his card. “He’s like, ‘But I’m deleting these pictures, see?’ … These guys try to strike up a deal with you so you feel like they’re your friend. I didn’t even know that was a thing—that people would call them.”
On dieting: “That diet, have you seen it?” Stone asks of the popular trainer to the stars Tracy Anderson’s recommended diet. “It’s like: Eat this diet, which is a palm-size piece of chicken and some beans, and work out two hours a day for the rest of your life.” The actress, who rock-climbs at Chelsea Piers in New York City, even admits that weight training and Pilates with Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield “brings out anger in me.”
On dropping out of high school: “I did Superbad in what would’ve been my senior year,” she says. “I was playing a senior, and had I graduated I would’ve missed that opportunity, and had I missed that opportunity I wouldn’t be here right now.”
On auditioning for Heroes: “I could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, ‘You are our pick … On a scale of 1 to 10 you’re an 11,’” Stone recalls, before Hayden Panettiere—who ended up with the role of Claire Bennet—walked out of the room. “I went home and just had this meltdown,” Stone says, calling the experience “rock bottom.”
I didn’t know that bit about how she dropped out of high school, that seems a little sad. But honestly, if I were given the choice of a high school diploma and doing my dream job with Michael Cera, I couldn’t tell you which way I’d go. But still, charming girl, right? I hope there are bright things ahead for this girl, I really do.
June 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
And I don’t mean Emma Stone as Elizabeth Bennet in just any tired old Pride and Prejudice remake, I mean Emma Stone as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. And I mean it hard. She’s been offered the role already, she just has to be sweet enough to make my entire life and accept it.
Emma Stone is obviously beautiful, but she’s also a pretty great actress. You guys saw Easy A, right? Emma’s more than capable of carrying a movie, and a period comedy? I have no doubt that she would blow us all away.
I haven’t read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or anything (should I? Can we get some book reviews happening in here?), but I’m nearly positive that I would weep for joy if Emma was officially cast. Because I’m an emotional lady like that. That, and I’m dying to see if a new Bingley can make me feel as tingly as the last one did.
June 25, 2011 at 11:00 am by Emily
You might remember that back in December, Emma Stone dyed her gorgeous, gorgeous red hair to a shade of blonde and I had really strong feelings about it. I admitted my undying love for gingers and we bonded over that. Remember?
Well, it’s been six long months of blonde hair for Spider-Man, but now, filming is over and Emma is back. I feel like a weight has been lifted from the world’s shoulders, you know, like this is one less thing that we have to have on our backs. For the first half of this year, it was like “ugh, the economy is so bad, so many horrible things are happening, we’re gonna get raptured soon, Emma Stone has gross blonde hair,” but now things feel just a little lighter. And isn’t that a wonderful feeling?
And yes, I am going to use the phrase “get raptured” for the rest of my days. It’s a fun way to refer to that apocalypse we all survived, and also I like to use it as an insult. The next time someone pisses you off, instead of instructing them to fuck off, tell them to get raptured. It’s a really great feeling too.