Funny girl Emma Stone takes a break from the gaffs and spit-takes to go seriously retro as Skeeter in this summer’s drama about women and race relations, The Help. SheKnows caught up with Stone on set to talk about going back to the ’60s and going up against Bryce Dallas Howard’s horrible Hilly in the big screen adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller.
Emma Stone is known for stealing laughs in films like Easy A, Zombieland and Friends with Benefits. In The Help, due in theaters August 10, 2011, however, Stone takes a dramatic turn, lending her awkward charm to Skeeter, a 1960s college grad who finds herself in the middle of the race debate and at war with her best friend Hilly after she embarks on a secret writing project with the African American maids in Jackson, Mississippi.
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Friends with Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love. starlet Emma Stone won’t expose relationship details, but she does get to the blonde roots of her Spidey sense, her girl crush, and how the gay rights movement prepared her for The Help.
She easily got our attention in films like Superbad, The House Bunny, and Zombieland, but it was her Golden Globe-nominated performance in Easy A — in which her character feigns sex with a gay pal to save him from bullying — that elevated Emma Stone to the A-list. This summer, after breaking hearts in Friends with Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love., the 22-year-old takes on another brassy firecracker in The Help, an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel about the civil rights movement. Here, the unsinkable Stone breaks down her soft spot for tough girls and tomboys.
Emma Stone told writer Bandon Vozz in the new issue of the Advocated, when he asks if she has a girl crush:
Christina Hendricks. It’s a no-brainer. Everything about her does it for me. That’s my kind of woman.
When questioned about the time Chelsea Handler jokingly asked her if she had a girlfriend after she evaded questions about a boyfriend during an appearance on Chelsea Lately, Stone said,
No, I don’t have a girlfriend. But who knows? You love who you love.
Stone, who has three new movies coming out this summer (Friends With Benefits, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help), also says she’d love to play a lesbian someday.
Send me over a good script, that sounds amazing.
I have found online some great quality scans of Vanity Fair magazine Emma is featured on, sadly the article wasn’t scanned but I’ll be providing it soon for you. Also, I added captures of the behind the scenes video of this photo shoot.
A little small update has been done into the photo shoot section. The Glamour shoot Emma has done this year was replaced for larger versions, and also I found two new pictures done in past years.
Magazine Scans > Magazines in 2011 > Vanity Fair (August)
Photoshoots & Portraits > Behind the Scenes > 2011: Vanity Fair
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2010 > Nylon #01 > Updated
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2008 > Glamour
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2011 > Glamour
Emma Stone and “Easy A” have been nominated at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards! In order for Emma and the movie to win, the fans must vote at www.teenchoiceawards.com. You can vote everyday.
Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
- “Easy A”
- “Just Go With It”
- “Life As We Know It”
- “No Strings Attached”
- “Something Borrowed”
Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy
- Jennifer Aniston, “Just Go With It”
- Ginnifer Goodwin, “Something Borrowed”
- Natalie Portman, “No Strings Attached”
- Emma Roberts, “The Art of Getting By”
- Emma Stone, “Easy A”
The awards show on will air Sunday, August 7th on FOX!