Emma Stone, you heard of her? Super hot redhead who often shares the big screen next to the heartthrob, Ryan Gosling, such as roles like: La La Land, Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Gangster Squad. Their chemistry onscreen is undeniable and honestly we hope they reunite again soon. Crazy, Stupid, Love. is one of those entertaining chick flicks that you can watch ten times in four months and still not get sick of it. So how did Stone start her acting career and nail her upcoming role as Disney’s infamous villain, Cruella de Vil? Let’s take a look; I know ya’ll are curious considering the “impressive 71 million streaming views of [Cruella’s trailer] in the first 24 hours.”
How She Started
Stone grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. She made her first acting debut in a Thanksgiving themed school musical, titled, No Turkey for Perky, catchy name, right? She was six years old and had already found her calling to the stage, lucky gal. According to Rolling Stone, though she found her joy for acting at a young age; it was found for coping with her anxiety that she experienced at a young age. This pretend world that Stone would fixate on as a child took her away from her everyday life anxieties. “I started acting at this youth theater, doing improv and sketch comedy,” says Stone. At the age of 14, Stone made a Powerpoint presentation, titled nothing else then, “Project Hollywood.” This presentation was basically to pitch herself to her parents to move to Los Angeles to be a professional actress. Stone and her mother moved there for the upcoming pilot season after being persuaded by Stone’s Powerpoint, and I suppose you can say the rest was history from there. Stone booked smaller roles at first but kept at it and booked her first big role on Superbad, released in 2007.
This movie summarizes as, “Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.” It’s a must see if you like to laugh until your face hurts, I’m sure you can imagine, since one of the writers is Seth Rogan. Stone plays the role of Jules, a high school student, who is Jonah Hill’s super crush. She’s witty and beautifully sarcastic. Stone received this role by staying in contact with casting director, Allison Jones. “I auditioned for Allison for three years,” Stone recalls.” “It never worked” until it did, it seems. Stone recalls Jones calling her and asking her to send a tape for this specific role she had in mind for her.
With many roles in between, Stone played Hannah in the 2011 rom com, Crazy, Stupid, Love. Setting up the onscreen relationship with her and Gosling. So happy this ongoing charisma between the two did not stop there. The audience became obsessed, it seems directors did as well, since they keep getting casted together; we are here for it. The whole cast in this movie is solid but if you need one major reason to see it, it’s Gosling’s abs, in which they are often referenced in the movie by Stone, saying “it’s like you’re photoshopped.”
This is a period piece and is summarized as, “In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.” Definitely different from Stone’s other roles, she plays Abigail. A woman who the queen grows fond of. “The Favourite” deserves credit mostly for rising the desperate humanity of its female characters up to the surface, as they get challenged by their respective demons around social status, undignified competition and physical appeal.”
I think everyone was pleasantly surprised when this trailer was released last week; showing Stone playing the leading role as villain, Cruella de Vil. Stone seems brilliantly terrifying and we can hardly wait! CNN states, “The movie focuses on a young version of the “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” villain, Cruella de Vil.