I’ve added new high quality candids photos of Emma Stone arriving at LAX Airport on June 27, 2012.
At just 23 years of age, Emma Stone has emerged as one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, seamlessly transitioning from broad comedy (Superbad) to drama (The Help). The young starlet is now poised to take on her biggest feat yet: a superhero blockbuster. Sheâll star opposite (rumored beau) Andrew Garfield as the web-slingerâs first love, Gwen Stacy, in director Marc Webbâs The Amazing Spider-Man. Stone opened up to Newsweek about her voice, childhood nerd-dom, and much more.
I heard your trademark raspy voice came from a childhood malady?
I have a hiatal hernia, which is a hernia that youâre born with, and I had terrible stomachaches the first six months of my life, so I screamed myself hoarse every day when I was awake. To this day, my mom is sent into violent shudders if she hears a baby crying like that! I gave myself nodules before I could talk, so my voice was at this pitch as a toddler. There are home videos of me when Iâm 4 at Christmas like [in hoarse voice], âHey! I got a âŠâ Itâs awful!
Judd Apatow is the one who famously had you dye your hair red for your breakout role in Superbad. What was his reasoning?
At 15, my hair was blond and I was auditioning for a lot of things, but it just wasnât working, so I thought, âMaybe if I dye my hair darker, Iâll be up for different roles.â So I dyed my hair brown. A week later, I got The New Partridge Family, which is pretty insane, and then when I went in for Superbad, Martha MacIsaac, whoâs the other girl in the movie, had brown hair, so in the camera test Judd just walked in, said, âmake it red,â and walked out. The next day, they took me to the hair salon, and it took eight hours to make my hair red. The same woman who colored my hair then still colors it.
Not a lot of people know you got your start on reality TV with The New Partridge Family.
It was totally, 100 percent a reality show. I was auditioning for a lot of things, sitting there being homeschooled, and I really didnât want to leave L.A. My mom had never pushed me to audition for anything in my entire life, but she saw a commercial on TV for The New Partridge Family, and I hadnât auditioned in three months and was living in Park La Brea in this six-month apartment rental with her. She said, âYou look like Susan Dey a little and just dyed your hair âŠ why donât you just give this a shot? I have a weird feeling about this.â I did it, ended up winning this competition show, and met Billy Mann, who was the showâs music producer, who introduced me to my lawyer, who introduced me to my manager, Doug Wald, whoâs my manager to this day. Heâs still my first and foremost authority on advice. I donât regret it for a minute!
How were you cast as Gwen Stacy?
I had worked with Sony before on Superbad, Zombieland, and Easy A, and they had talked with me about Mary Jane originally, because they didnât know where they were going to go with it. When it came back around to Gwen Stacy, they asked if Iâd audition, and Andrew had already been cast. I looked into the saga of Gwen Stacy and it was stunningâa huge slice of pop culture history, and it was something I really wanted to be a part of.
I spoke with Marc Webb, who said your chemistry with Andrew from the first audition was electric.
I could feel that that was something that was there, and we were able to do improv in the audition, which was great. As an actor, too, my go-to thing between takes is to sit there and self-flagellate, say things like, âOh, that was fucking terrible âŠ Iâm so sorry you had to see that!â But he instantly had this great way of knocking me down for doing that.
Source:Â The Daily Beast
Cancun – Being Tinseltown’s hottest Super Couple is all about the things you have in common. Like being young Hollywood’s IT leading man and lady of the moment, or consistently choosing films that ensure your star and career is on the ascent. Or starring together in a blockbustin’ “untold story” of a web-slinging superhero directed by (500) Days Of Summer’s Marc Webb.
Or perhaps it’s going nuts over this reporter’s iPhone cover – in bright pink and super cheesy “retro cassette tape” motif.
When Andrew Garfield sat down for an interview with TODAY in Cancun to promote the spidey reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, he immediately grabbed my phone.
“It’s awesome. I love it! “
Surely you’re too young to know what a cassette tape is, I say. • Read full story…