It’s still funny to me that Emma Stone could have been cheerleader Claire Bennet on “Heroes.” The part just wouldn’t have shown off her comedic chops. In fact, I think losing that part was the best thing that ever happened to her. Instead, Emma went the “Superbad” to “House Bunny” to “Easy A” route and is now poised to be one of the biggest stars of our generation. Sealing the deal? An offer has just been extended to her to play Elizabeth Bennet in the highly anticipated classic/zombie mash-up, “Pride, Prejudice and Zombies,” based on the best-selling book. Most predicted that the role would go either to heavy-hitters Natalie Portman or Scarlett Johansson. But we think Emma will be just perfect.
After the jump, more high-profile movies we will soon be seeing Emma Stone in.
“The Amazing Spider-Man.” Move over Mary Jane Watson. In the reboot of the spidey series, Emma will play Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield. According to the director, their chemistry is “stunning” and she was the “clear choice” for the role.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Back in March, Emma landed this role opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. In the flick, Steve has just been left by his wife for another man and is determined to learn how to be better with the ladies. Emma plays his daughter, who is being courted by Ryan. If only we all could be so lucky.
“The Help.” Set in 1960s Mississipi, Emma plays a just-graduated writer who begins to interview with black women of her town to tell their story. Apparently, we’ll get to hear her Southern accent.
“Friends with Benefits.” Yep, you will be able to catch Emma in the Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis screw-fest.
“Movie 43.” Should we be surprised that the Farrelly brothers love Emma? She will be in their upcoming “Movie 43,” a series of short films starring the likes of Kate Winslet, Gerard Butler, and Halle Berry. Her short is called “Veronica.”
Scottsdale native Emma Stone, has, ahem, blossomed since she was a kid, being all locally local in our Valley malls and Valley schools, breathing our Valley air.
She had yet to dye her hair red, and she wore eyeglasses and braces on her teeth.
“And I sucked my thumb until I was 11, so I had this expander in,” the 22-year-old Stone tells Elle in its July issue.
“I was a good-looking kid,” the “Easy A” star jokes. “I never felt, like, dorky. I was just like, ‘Yup, these are my braces. I’ve had them forever.’ “
She went back to blond for her role in the upcoming “Amazing Spider-Man” opposite Andrew Garfield, but she tells Elle her life didn’t get that much more anonymous.
“I mean, I haven’t been around very long,” she says. “I can’t expect everyone to have seen ‘The House Bunny.’ “