…and we’re back! To celebrate the fantastic Birdman, Emma Stone joined her castmates at a special SAG Conversations-event as well as a celebratory dinner on January 5. She looked fantastic in a Lanvin outfit as she discussed the film and her portrayal of Sam, which has earned Emma nominations at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTA Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. Pictures from both events can be found in our photo gallery.
I’ve added to the gallery one outtake from Emma’s new photoshoot taken by Daniel Bergeron in October. Emma looks gorgeous.
Photoshoots > Photo Sessions > 2014 Daniel Bergeron
I’ve added to the gallery 1697 high quality screencaptures from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie. Check them out right now!
Movies > 2014 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 > Movie Screencaptures
I’ve added to the gallery new promotional photos from Broadway’s Cabaret with Emma as Sally Bowles.
Miscellaneous > Stage Performances > Broadway > Cabaret > Promotional Shoot
Emma Stone’s star will soon shine on Broadway when she debuts in “Cabaret,” but the actress’s latest projects have been darker than her previous roles in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Easy A” and, earlier this year, “Magic in the Moonlight.”
In the film “Birdman,” directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, she plays Sam, a young woman fresh out of rehab and furious at her father, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton). Sam agrees to be his assistant as he obsesses over staging his Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver story, but then feels neglected and relegated to menial tasks like getting his coffee.
Ms. Stone, 25 years old, filmed several of her “Birdman” scenes on the rooftop of Broadway’s St. James Theatre on 44th Street, just 10 blocks from where she will star in her own show, “Cabaret” at Studio 54, starting Nov. 11.
In “Cabaret,” she is set to take over the role of Sally Bowles, the despairing singer at the Kit Kat Klub in 1931 Berlin. Directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes, this Roundabout Theatre Company revival stars Alan Cumming as the Emcee and, currently, Michelle Williams as Sally.
Sally is a tragic figure, for whom love is fleeting—and a role Ms. Stone has wanted to play ever since she watched Natasha Richardson sing “Cabaret” as a 9-year-old girl.
Ms. Stone spoke with the Journal about “Birdman” and “Cabaret,” navigating social media as a public person, and redirecting paparazzi interest. An edited transcript follows.
In “Birdman,” Sam is often on the periphery of things, then becomes the center of some key action. Were you able to use that to your advantage to play her?
It’s a good question, because she is lurking and sitting on her phone on the outskirts of scenes a lot of the time. It was one of those always-watching kind of feelings. I feel like a lot of people distract themselves when they’re on their phone, but they’re sort of aware of what’s happening around them, which gives them more insights than maybe it seems.
In the scene when Sam lashes out at her dad, it’s intense when she yells, “You don’t exist!” but also kind of funny because she’s criticizing him for not caring about Twitter and Facebook.
Because it’s such a tangent, I thought it was probably something she had written down in a journal when she was in rehab, as something she had felt about him and had probably said to herself a million times, and was activated enough to say it to him the first time. Which I think felt different than what she expected it to feel. I don’t think I saw it as comedy or tragedy, so much as just this little truth bomb that she was finally getting the chance to throw at him.
Sam tries to show him the power of YouTube and social media. How do you negotiate your own power on the Internet as a public person?
I don’t have a public social-media account—Twitter or Instagram or anything—but I have apps on my phone of Huffington Post or the Guardian. I look at people’s Twitter.
Because I don’t really engage with it on a personal level, I don’t see comments personally directed at me or respond to anything in that way. I think maybe it’s easier to stay removed in some sense. I don’t feel at the mercy of whoever’s “@”-replying me, you know?
But it is interesting because there’s just so much of it now. There’s just so many websites and so many different forums. I grew up loving the Internet so much and building websites. I had an e-zine that I would send to three people who would subscribe, who were probably all my mom under different screen names, before blogging was really a thing. I think now there’s an overwhelming nature that’s sort of inherent to social media—all the tweets and the constant-ness of it is a little much for me.
I’ve added to the gallery 7HQ candid photos of Emma and Andrew out in New York City on October 31st. Enjoy!
Candids > 2014 > OCTOBER 31ST – Out in New York City
Emma attended premiere of her newest movie “Birdman” and the opening of 71th Venice Film Festival in Italy yesterday (August 27th). She looks beautiful in dress by Valentino Couture. In the gallery you can find 130 high and medium quality photos from the event. Also, I’ve added 119 medium quality photos from “Birdman” photocall that took place on the same day.
Appearances > 2014 > AUGUST 27TH – Premiere of “Birdman” during the 71th Venice Film Festival
Appearances > 2014 > AUGUST 27TH – ” Birdman ” photocall during the 71th Venice Film Festival
I’ve added to the gallery first medium quality photos of Emma at Venicie Airport in Italy. She’s there for the 71st Venice Film Festival. Enjoy!
Candids > 2014 > AUGUST 26TH – at Venice Airport, Italy