Emma Stone was delighted to grant Eddie Redmayne a retroactive wish on his birthday candle, since he forgot to make one when he blew it out.
“Is that allowed?” the actor asked, 33 to the day, a recent Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee as best actor for his portrayal of the physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” He won a Tony Award in 2010 as best featured actor in the Broadway play “Red.”
“Absolutely!” declared Ms. Stone, 27, a film actress best known for her roles in “Easy A” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise. She made her Broadway debut last year in “Cabaret,” in which she continues through Feb. 15, and is also nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actress in “Birdman.”
But she drew the line when Mr. Redmayne floated the idea of a second wish.
“You can’t make them all day,” she said.
Over a late lunch at Angus’ Cafe Bistro — a croque-monsieur for Mr. Redmayne and truffle fries (“without the truffle, please”) for Ms. Stone — the pair discussed their childhood ambitions, propensity to worry and the young actor’s life.
Emma Stone doesn’t know how long her career will last.
The ‘Birdman’ actress – who is currently starring in ‘Cabaret’ on Broadway – feels “very lucky” for the “incredible” opportunities she has been given but sometimes feels “overwhelmed” because she is trying to challenge herself as much as possible.
She said: “It’s been wonderful but it’s also challenging and I’m going into places that I’ve never really allowed myself to go before with ‘Birdman’ and ‘Cabaret’.
“I feel very lucky that I’m getting the opportunity to do it and I don’t know how long that opportunity will last – I’m trying to learn as much as I possibly can in this time.
“It’s been incredible but also slightly overwhelming at times just because it’s so different to anything I’ve done before.”
The ‘Easy A’ star also feels “very lucky” because she knew she wanted to be an actress when she was just 11 years old.
She told Psychologies magazine: “I’m from Phoenix, Arizona and it was a nice place to grow up. There was a great youth theatre where I got to do improvisation at a very young age. I was 11 when I started doing improv – and learning where your passion lies at just that age, well, I was just very lucky.
“I think I knew I wanted to act when I was seven and in my first school play.”
To promote Magic in the Moonlight, Emma Stone visited last night The Late Show With David Letterman. You will find in our gallery some pictures of her arrival/departing, and below some excerpts of the interview. Come back later for the full interview/screencaptures.
Emma joined her Magic in the Moonlight co-star Colin Firth today morning in New York for an interview on Good Morning America. She was beautiful wearing a Dior dress, and her interview was funny – as usual. During the interview, Emma revealed that she named her first dog after her director Woody Allen‘s famous Annie Hall character, Alvy Singer.
“He doesn’t know that. Oh God. He knows now,” she said. Watch it:
Following the recent announcement that Spider-Man is the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organized by WWF, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone from the highly anticipated motion picture The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have chosen to back two separate projects on ‘Earth Hour Blue’, a new crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for the planet.
With a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become a Super Hero for the planet, the new platform launched from Earth Hour’s global headquarters in Singapore will allow anyone to use their voice or their dollar to take action and support projects across the globe.
Now run globally from Singapore at the heart of Asia, Earth Hour has rapidly grown to involve hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life and global landmarks across 7000 cities and towns and 154 countries and territories.
Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is supporting the Earth Hour Blue project ‘A Flame Called Hope’. The project aims to provide clean bio-gas energy for local communities in Nepal, thereby reducing deforestation and providing an alternate means of livelihood for families in the area.
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.”
The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.
Source: Total Film
The Stone Age meets the Modern Age as Neanderthal family The Croods attempt to acclimate themselves to the world outside their cave. The cautious leader of this caveman clan, Grug, is vocalized with intense hyper-vigilance by Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage, while his bodacious daughter Eep is played with gusto by Emma Stone. The boy that comes between father and daughter is called simply Guy, and he’s voiced by everyone’s favorite Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds.
This unlikely trio shared the stage for a press conference in New York City where they talked about the hardships of a 2-to-3 hour workday and the occasional waterboarding tactics of animators.