Emma Stone has had a slew of red carpet appearances and interviews lately to promote “The Amazing Spider-Man,” but it’s been nothing but a breeze for the charismatic actress.
It seems no one is immune to her understated beauty and self-deprecating charm. In fact, her New York Magazine profile was so glistening that some article commenters lambasted its “girl crush” tone. Her fashion sense has been the center of envious attention, and her off-screen relationship with her “Spider-Man” co-star Andrew Garfield (which she’s reticent to publicly discuss) seems to be going swimmingly.
Clearly, Stone is doing something right. Taking a page out of Dale Carnegie’s famous self-help book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” she’s smiling, listening and appreciating her rise to the (“Easy”) A-list, making us fall deeper in love with her one step at a time.
From her PowerPoint-fueled Hollywood start to her humble rise to success, here are six ways that Emma Stone has won us over:
At 14, Stone enrolled as a freshman at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Ariz., but she wanted to go to Los Angeles to be in the movies. So, as she recounted to Blackbook Magazine, in her freshman year she made a PowerPoint entitled “Project Hollywood 2004,” set it to Madonna’s “Hollywood” and used it to convince her parents to let her drop out of school and move to L.A. to audition for film and TV. Her mother stayed with her, homeschooling the Scottsdale, Ariz., native through high school.
Discerning choice of roles
Although “The Amazing Spider-Man” will likely be the role that reaches the biggest audience, her success has been climbing ever since she starred as the heart-meltingly hot high-school dream girl Jules in “Superbad.” She honed her comedic chops alongside co-star Jonah Hill before showing that con artists can be silly and sexy in “Zombieland,” and then, drum roll please, “Easy A” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” helped perfect her smart, sexy, wry sense of humor which she followed with a serious turn in “The Help,” establishing a hilarious, serious, various persona for the Emma Stone we now know and love.
The way Stone combines her sarcastic humor with real vulnerability has proven to be her siren song. Her turn as Olive Penderghast, a high-school student who video diaries her misunderstood “Scarlet Letter”-inspired life in “Easy A,” allowed Stone to showcase a witty, cultured, willing-to-be-humbled character who’s nothing but unforgettable. We hope she won’t use her siren song to crash us into a cliff, though, because when she turns on the comedic charm, it’s impossible to look away.
Between press tours, filming, photo shoots, interviews and maintaining some semblance of a personal life, the natural blonde seems nothing like the average 23-year-old. But compared to the likes of Angelina Jolie or Sean Penn — who are off doing good in Cambodia and Haiti, respectively — her stateside sensibility lends itself to greater approachability and relatability. We’re sure she’ll take up a cause or two when she’s older and more firmly entrenched in the Hollywood elite, but for now, Stone’s youthful, live-in-the-Hollywood moment sensibility is a surprisingly appreciated repose from the busy, hyperaffluent, seemingly out-of-touch movie star we’re used to.
Understated (yet unbelievable) looks
Sony Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper noted that with red hair, Stone looks less like “someone who will steal your boyfriend,” according to New York Magazine. But whether she’s a redhead, blonde or brunette, the actress, who’s now the new face of Revlon, could steal a boyfriend or two sporting any hair color. “The pretty thing … it was never a value to me growing up,” she told the magazine, adding that she signed with Revlon so young girls would know they don’t have to look like models to be beautiful. To judge for yourself whether she doesn’t have the looks of a model, here are a few of her “Spider-Man” red carpet looks. (For the record, yes, she’s model material.)
She’s not the center of the world (but she is)
Perhaps the most refreshing — although most difficult to believe — quality of Stone is that she isn’t too interested in herself or in sharing her stories. “I freak out having a Facebook” she told New York Magazine, noting that she only wants her closest friends to know the most personal details of her life, specifically concerning Garfield. Yet, considering the fact that her face seems to dominate the newstand (now on the July Vogue cover), if she wanted to tell story after self-centered story, we’re sure millions would be glad to perk up and listen.
Early this morning, Emma Stone and her “The Amazing Spider-Man” co-stars were guests on “Today”. You can now watch their interview below!
A web of Spider-Man events were spun out Monday as the city kicked off the first day of the “Spider-Man Week in NYC.”
First, Spidey fans braved the rain on Rockefeller Plaza to catch a glimpse of cast members Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary and Rhys Ifans, along with director Marc Webb, as they visited NBC’s “Today” show.
Though the rain forced the “Today’ show segment indoors, hardcore fans stood strong to show their love for the web-slinger.
“I can relate to him in so many ways,” said New Jersey fan Matthew Vlossak, 24. “I’m adopted just like Peter, and my grandparents raised me, so they’re like my Uncle Ben and Aunt May.”
But Michael Carazona, 8, dressed up in a full Spider-Man costume for the occasion, had a more comic-book-style reason for liking the superhero: “He’s the skinny guy who beats the crap out of everybody.”
’Nuff said, as Spidey’s co-creator Stan Lee might say.
On the morning show, the cast received an official proclamation declaring it “New York City Spider-Man Week.”
Then, the cast pulled the switch to light the Empire State Building “Spider-Man red and blue.” The landmark’s lights, which were set to turn on at dusk, will mark Tuesday’s “Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer” event, a nationwide call to service.
After the ceremony, they rode the elevator to the observatory to sneak a glimpse of the Spider-Man-friendly view.
“I am absolutely the hero of the movie,” joked Leary, who plays NYPD Capt. Stacy. “I know it’s called ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ but they had to do that for marketing reasons.”
Garfield was more humble about putting on the famous mask.
“Spider-Man’s my hero — not even my favorite superhero, but my actual hero,” he said. “To be able to represent him and keep his flame aglow is an honor.”
Emma Stone has been busy today! She was photographed arriving to tape “The Late Show with David Letterman” and then arrived at the Empire State Building to light it up with the rest of her “The Amazing Spider-Man” co-stars!
I have added the first photos from both events – 39 HQ images in total – into our photo gallery!
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Celebrities Visit “Late Show With David Letterman”
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Cast Of “The Amazing Spider-Man” Lights The Empire State Building
Emma Stone surprises some of her fans after a Teen.com screening of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ in NYC. Because she is awesome. Duh.
We picked six Emma Stone fans to see the movie three weeks before it comes out on July 3, 2012, but what they didn’t know is that Emma was the “moderator” we brought in to ask them what they thought of her performance as Gwen Stacy.
And make sure to watch the end where the girls realize that Spider-Man himself, Andrew Garfield, was in the room the entire time!
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and “The Amazing Spider-Man” director are scheduled to appear on the talk show “Charlie Rose” tomorrow, June 25th! Check your local TV listings for air times in your area.
Check out this video from the red carpet of “The Amazing Spider-Man” premiere in Rome.
As we know, Emma Stone and the rest of “The Amazing Spider-Man” cast have been traveling the world to promote the upcoming release of the film. So far, they have stopped in Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Rome and have held press conferences and premieres in all cities.
I have just added 2,547 HQ and MQ images (yes, over 2,000 photos) from all these events into our photo gallery!
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” New York City Photo Call
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > 66th Annual Tony Awards – Audience
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Tokyo Press Conference
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Tokyo Premiere
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” South Korea Press Conference
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” South Korea Premiere
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Moscow Photocall
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Moscow Premiere
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” UK Premiere
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Paris Premiere
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Germany Photocall
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Germany Premiere
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Madrid Press Conference
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Madrid Premiere
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Rome Photocall
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Rome Premiere