Emma Stone, it turns out, doesn’t quite have a knack for creating delicious treats for entitled Hollywood hounds.
Luckily, there was another career path available to her when she packed up, quit high school and moved out west.
Covering this month’s Vanity Fair, Stone reveals her early career struggles, which she can now make light of, given her enormous — and growing — success.
“I could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, ‘You are our pick … On a scale of 1 to 10 you’re an 11,’” Stone tells the magazine of her audition for the now-cancelled NBC “Heroes.” The girl in the room, of course, was Hayden Panettiere.
“I went home and just had this meltdown,” Stone says, labeling the moment her “rock bottom.”
For many, high school graduation is a difficult moment; so used to the comfort of their hometowns, with family and friends all around, they’re unable, or at least not ready, to head into the real world. Stone’s graduation time, however, was different; hers came on the big screen, in her big breakout role. Having already left behind all the trappings of home, she had no problem with the transition.
“I did Superbad in what would’ve been my senior year,” she tells Vanity Fair. “I was playing a senior, and had I graduated I would’ve missed that opportunity, and had I missed that opportunity I wouldn’t be here right now.”
Deadline is reporting that Emma turned down the offer to make “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”. The film is based on the tongue-in-cheek book by Seth Grahame-Smith, a re-telling of Jane Austen‘s “Pride and Prejudice” which pits Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy against the brain-devouring monsters.
Yahoo released new character promos for “Crazy, Stupid Love” and Emma is featured on this one with Ryan Gosling. The movie will release next July 29th, 2011.
A few different actresses have been possible leads for the film version of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride and Predjudice and Zombies. Natalie Portman was an early candidate, and Mia Wasikowska and Anne Hathaway have also been linked to the project. But a series of directors have come and gone through a revolving door: David O. Russell, Mike White, and finally the choice that stuck, Craig Gillespie.
So, with a director in place and final script work being done by Marti Noxon (who wrote Craig Gillespie’s last film, the Fright Night remake) it’s time to really lock down a young woman to play Jane Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet, who has to deal with zombies in addition to love and rigid social structures. Emma Stone has been offered the part, says THR, but we don’t have further info. If she accepts the rest of the cast will be built around her.
Yahoo has released the first poster for “Crazy, Stupid Love“, that will be released in September 02nd, and I added it to our gallery.
Check out the funny behind-the-scenes video of Emma’s shoot, to see her prancing around the beach, chatting about Spider Man, and pondering red versus blonde:
Elle.com has published the interview Emma did to the current issue, alongside the (gorgeous) photoshoot that you can find in our gallery:
After her awkward, head-butt-preluding kiss with Jonah Hill, ‘Superbad’ actress Emma Stone has gone from hilarious rom-com sidekick to an in-demand leading lady, with three films out this summer and a starring role as Spidey’s girlfriend. Get a sneak peek at our July covershoot and interview with Emma here!
On having braces and wearing glasses while growing up: “And I sucked my thumb until I was 11, so I had this expander in. I was a good-looking kid. I never felt, like, dorky. I was just like, ‘Yup, these are my braces. I’ve had them forever.’”Continue Reading
Emma looks flawless at the cover of July issue of Elle USA: