What does it mean to be cool? It’s pretty damn subjective. So when compiling our list of the 25 coolest people making movies right now (somebody had to do it, right?), we accounted for various factors.
These are the actors who not only impress us onscreen (though that helps), but convey a certain genuineness off it, be it at awards shows, on TV appearances or during our own personal experiences interviewing them. They can be multi-talents, also excelling at music, art or writing. And they can make a habit of turning up in hilarious viral videos or even at your local karaoke bar.
But most of all, these are the 25 actors we’d really just like to sit down and have a beer with.
1. Emma Stone
What could be cooler than a gorgeous, talented and self-deprecating gal? There’s something about the “Easy A” star that makes us crazy stupid love her, and we’re not even sure we can put our finger on it. Perhaps it’s the chill attitude she brings to every photo shoot (or even a paparazzi stalk — see also her charity promotions while walking around with BF Andrew Garfield), or maybe it’s the sense that no matter how high atop the A-list this 23-year-old gets, she’ll still be someone who can share a laugh over a beer with her high school friends … and Spider-Man, of course.
Go behind the scenes for an interview with Emma Stone and Halle Berry as they discuss their recent PSA about breast cancer awareness, early detection and cancer survival.
Emma Stone and Halle Berry talk about the importance of breast cancer awareness and early detection. Talking about cancer with loved ones and getting checked regularly can save lives. The sooner cancer is detected, the greater the chance of survival. Save a life with your lips — talk about cancer today. #PowerofLips
Yesterday, Emma Stone was photographed at the Calvin Klein show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. I have just added 170 HQ and MQ images from the show, after party and arriving at the event into our photo gallery!
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > “The Amazing Spider-Man” Beijing Screening
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 – Seen At Lincoln Center
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 – Calvin Klein
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 – Calvin Klein – After Party
Stepping into a photographer’s lens is old hat for in-demand Emma Stone.
Until recently, that is, when The Amazing Spider-Man star sat down to be photographed by famous fashion photographer Steven Klein (a longtime collaborator of Lady Gaga’s) and found herself wrapped in her mother Krista’s arms.
“It was so wonderful and special,” says Stone, who shot the black-and-white portrait as a global brand ambassador for Revlon’s first public service campaign, “Your Lips Can Save Lives.” The PSA emphasizes the importance of talking to loved ones about cancer and promotes early detection.
Stone’s mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 48 in 2008, is “about to hit her four-year-clear mark,” says Stone, 23. “She still has surgeries to go, and that time period is always kind of present still. So doing that (photo shoot) was just — she’s here. We’re here together as mother and daughter. It was hugely emotional, and I think everyone on set knew that and was hugely supportive of that.”
Stone recalls watching her mother brave chemotherapy for 25 weeks as a “really difficult, terrifying time.” And it included a major lesson: “To me, as her daughter who was not going through that incredible struggle, I had this insane amount of clarity. My mind is so muddled all the time with the past and the future, that it was like an inexplicable jolt into the ‘now’ the whole time that she was going through this. Because I realized — all you have is the present.”
Look closer at photos of Stone and you’ll see a small tattoo on her wrist, one she got with her mother to mark beating cancer. “We got blackbird feet. It’s from that (Beatles) song Blackbird: Take these broken wings and learn to fly. It seemed appropriate for the occasion.”
Today, Stone is an advocate for “the importance of getting checked every single year, because a year before at her (mother’s) mammogram she didn’t have the tumor.” Mother and daughter walked in the annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York in May.
These days, Stone has been happily out of the spotlight, “laying low,” and hanging out in New York after wrapping months of promotion for The Amazing Spider-Man, which grossed a staggering $700 million worldwide.
What does recovery from a “crazy” global press tour look like? “You freak out for two weeks being in one place,” she says with a laugh. “At least that was my experience, just sheer confusion for two solid weeks afterward.”
Not that she’s slowing down. Stone has the period crime drama Gangster Squad opening in January and Spider-Man 2 to make ( “that’ll be next year”). And recently she signed on to work with one of her idols, Cameron Crowe.
“Other than SNL, working with him has been my dream for as long as I can remember,” she says. “So it’s pretty crazy to hear that out loud.” Stone says the idea is based on Deep Tiki, a script Crowe wrote years ago when Ben Stiller was attached to the project. “I don’t want to describe it quite yet because I’m a little knock-on-wood still. We’ll see what the ultimate, final version is. But it’s fantastic, I can tell you that.”
The release date for “The Amazing Spider-Man” on Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand has been announced! You will be able to buy it on Friday, November 9th, 2012!
There will be a DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy, a Blu-ray version, a Three-Disc Combo with Blu-ray / DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy, a Four-Disc Combo with Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy and a Limited Edition Four-Disc Combo that has Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD with Figurines.
The 4-disc collection sets will contain the following special features:
– Deleted Scenes and Alternate Takes
– Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
– The Oscorp Archives – Art and Promotional Materials Gallery
– Screen Tests
– Stunt Rehearsals
– Both 3D & 2D versions of the film
– Interactive 3D Film School with Director Marc Webb
I have uploaded Emma Stone being interviewed by Cameron Crowe for “Interview” magazine into our press archive!
Emma Stone is featured on the cover and inside the September 2012 issue of “Interview” magazine!
We now have a look of her cover!