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Emma is #6 on Empire’s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars poll, and here’s what they have to say about her:
6. EMMA STONE
Not every young actress can combine looks with actual funniness, but Emma Stone is genuinely witty both on and off screen. Admirably centred in her career and personal life, she’s gorgeous and gregarious but also capable of bring thoughtful in the likes of “Crazy, Stupid, Love”. She can even battle the undead, as she showed in “Zombieland“, so she’s the first person we want around in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Her Gwen Stacy won over “Spider-Man” (and, in real-life, Andrew Garfield), but her ballsy, whip-smart high schooler Olive in “Easy A” was the perfect role.
STROKE OF CHARM
No one is safe from her photo bombing. Not even her boyfriend.
As soon as DreamWorks Animation’s caveman cartoon The Croods hit theaters and earned over $44 million in its opening weekend, there was no doubt a sequel was inevitable. There were no guarantees that the film’s principal cast would be coming back to reprise their roles, but it was hard to imagine any circumstances that would have to happen to prevent them. In an interview with directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, Coming Soon has confirmed that Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds will indeed be coming back for the second flick, tentatively called The Croods 2. Still not as good as getting Cage to play an actual caveman in a live-action film, but it’s probably the closest we’ll get.
Still in a few dozen theaters here in the States, The Croods is the ninth most profitable movie of 2013 so far, earning over $187 million domestically, with a worldwide total of over $585 million. The film wasn’t great in quality terms, but it was better than Turbo and beat the diminishing returns of the Madagascar series – to me at least. For anyone thinking a Croods sequel could just write itself, however, Sanders’ words aren’t exactly encouraging.
Said the director, “There’s not much to talk about yet because we’ve got a big lump of clay and we’re forming it as we speak.” They do have plans to fill the world with some ideas that went unused in the first one. “[There will be] lots of good creatures,” confirms DeMicco. “We’ve got creatures that never got into the first movie. We’re going to take a very, very close look at those.” Hot damn! Creatures!
There’s no word just yet on the return of the supporting cast, which included Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman, but I can’t imagine they’d all turn down this fairly easy paycheck. I still don’t understand why Clark Duke’s comedic gifts aren’t being used in every other movie at this point in his career, but every film counts, I guess.
Currently filming Vic Amrstrong’s readaptation of Left Behind, Cage will soon be seen in what will hopefully be a late-career-high role in David Gordon Green’s Joe. Reynolds was recently seen (or more accurately not seen) in the box office tanker R.I.P.D. as well as the aforementioned Turbo, but his next film, the comedy horror The Voices sounds pretty amazing. Stone will be returning to the role of Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Marc Webb, and I can’t wait to see her in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ensemble comedy Birdman next year.
Emma graced the cover of Fairlady magazine’s September 2013 issue. While striking a few gorgeous poses for the spread, the “Easy A” hottie dished about her childhood and even reveals why she loves comedies.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Stone’s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Fairlady!
On taking comedic roles:
“I would much rather be seen as funny than sexy. And I love watching comedies. When I was growing up, I fell in love with the old ‘Saturday Night Live’ shows and I was inspired by people like Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and John Candy. They were real trailblazers for me.”
“My mother started taking me to acting classes because she thought it would help me focus my energies. I was this really anxious kid in grad school. I had my first panic attack when I was eight years old. I don’t know why, but as a kid I worried about things like our house burning down, and I’d wring my hands all the time. So my parents took me to a therapist. While I was figuring things out, something happened where I just thought, okay, all right, I want to act.”
On living the Hollywood lifestyle:
“Sometimes it’s hard to adjust to all the traveling and being away so much. You go into this microcosm of people and you get really close and then you leave and you never really see them again. And then you go somewhere else and do it all over again. It’s like one summer camp after another, without ever going home in between.”
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Stone was rumored to be in talks to make her Broadway debut in the upcoming revival of CABARET in the role of Sally Bowles. Now according to the New York Times, Stone has pulled out of the upcoming show. Stone’s publicist told NYT that she “has scheduling conflicts with a feature film that prevent her from joining the musical.”
Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall will co-direct the production, which will open at Studio 54 next spring. A Roundabout spokesperson told NYT: “Roundabout is in the casting phase and exploring if the production can come together with the most ideal cast.”
Earlier this spring, BWW reported that Anne Hathaway was under consideration for the iconic role however her publicist promptly denied the report to the New York Times. However it was confirmed by Cabaret composer John Kander that the Roundabout Theater Company, which revived the musical back in 1998, is planning to bring the show back to Studio 54 in early 2014. Alan Cumming is attached to reprise his role as the Emcee with rehearsals scheduled to get underway in January 2014.
Stone most recently appeared on the big screen in “Gangster Squad” and lent her voice to DreamWorks hit animated film “The Croods.” Next summer she will reprise her role as Gwen Stacy in the second installment of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”
If a certain set of spoiler-heavy set photos didn’t have you worried about Gwen Stacy’s fate in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, then new comments from the film’s leading lady should do the job.
Emma Stone recently spoke with SFX about returning to the role of Gwen for the currently shooting sequel, and she made it clear she wants to stay faithful to the character’s tragic comic book history.
“Essentially the argument is that Spider-Man kills her by accident,” she said, referring to whiplash Gwen suffers when Spidey catches her during a fall from a bridge. “So the person she loves is the person who kills her, which is the most horrifying thing.”
She continued, “Apparently people unsubscribed to the comic book when that happened because they were just so flipped-out over it. But, of course, I want to stay true to that.”
Those comments, combined with the aforementioned set photos and an earlier report that Sony is building to the “Death of Gwen Stacy” story arc, are more than enough reasons for Peter-Gwen shippers to start sweating web fluid.
Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field. It opens May 2, 2014.
Emma Stone attended the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation’s 6th Annual Peace, Love and a Cure cocktail reception in New Jersey on Tuesday with her mother, Krista, and her brother, Spencer, by her side. The event was personal for the Stone family, as Emma’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 48. The starlet honored her mother at the benefit, presenting her with an award, and sharing a few touching words with the crowd. During the event, “The Spider-Man” actress revealed that she felt overwhelmed when she learned of her mother’s diagnosis saying, “I was oddly stoic, the opposite of how I usually am. But it was terrifying.” Her mother chimed in and said, “”I’m sure, in private, Em lived in fear and anxiety. But she really shifted into this [mode of] ‘We’re going to take care of this, and everything’s going to be fine.’”
At the time of her mother’s diagnosis, Emma was only 19 years old and living alone in Los Angeles. Her career was just beginning to take off. But her mom was her main priority, and she flew back to Arizona often to be with her during her treatments, which included a double mastectomy and a year-and-a-half of chemo.
Now, Krista is 5 years cancer-free, and her A-lister daughter is taking every opportunity to spread awareness about the deadly disease. But the mother and daughter duo aren’t looking back! They even found a fun way to commemorate her conquering the disease.
Check out the vid to see how Emma and her mama ‘marked’ the moment her mom beat breast cancer!