The star of “Cross Stories” and “La La Land” had to battle shyness and panic attacks to find a place in Hollywood< /h2>
Emma Stone, who won a best actress Oscar for the film “La La Land,” is heavily involved in fighting the pay gap that exists in Hollywood (Getty Images)
When Emily Jean Stone -her real name before coming to Hollywood- turned 14 gave a Power Point presentationto explain to her parents why it was a good idea for them to move to Hollywood for her to start acting. The Stone family agreed to the request. They probably already noticed his undeniable talent with which he won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a SAG and a BAFTA for her performance as Mia, an aspiring actress who falls in love with a jazz pianist in the film “La La Land”.
Stone is of the actresses who treasures the friendship of those who have worked with her. From Jonah Hill to Ryan Gosling with whom she worked on “ Crazy, Stupid, Love ” as well as “La La Land ” and the one she says she owes it all to: “I can't imagine what my life would be like without Ryan.”
With a lot of work and preparation, the The American managed to shine on the screen and is already recognized by both her peers and the public. At 34, Emma is the new face of Hollywood and still has a long career ahead of her. Among her main films are “The Help” ( “Cross Stories”), “Cruella”, “Birdman” or “The Favorite”.
The one chosen as a “millennial icon” seduces for her beauty, talent and hidden personal life.
She is also a strong woman in the face of an industry dominated by powerful men. In 2018, Stone took advantage of her moment on the Oscars stage to expose gender inequality in Hollywood. She stole the night with one one of the most poignant comments of the gala. Before presenting the winner for Best Director, a category in which four men and one woman were nominated, she was clear and forceful in her message in favor of women: “These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year. Seconds later, talented director Guillermo Del Toro was up to receive the award for “The Shape of Water”, but the actress's message was left on the table. audience and viewers.
And when asked if she'd like to work for a 007 movie, she doesn't think that's going to happen. “I'm not Bond girl material. The ones that were were very hot”. Hollywood, in addition to being a great actress, considers her a great beauty. She doesn't even think about it.
His crush on her from Hollywood on her gave him the Oscar
Emma Stone: the magnetic star captivating Hollywood (Reuters)
Emma was 14 years old and living in Scottsdale, Arizona, when, according to her, an epiphany convinced her parents that she should move to Los Angeles to become an actress. “I have a revelation that she needed me to move to Los Angeles as soon as possible, because that's where I had to go. I know that was crazy.”
Stone proposed to her parents that they homeschool her so she could audition, that her mother accompany her to Los Angeles, and that her father stay in Scottsdale. running the successful family construction business. “It's crazy that they agreed,” Stone admitted. “I don't approve, everyone has to go to high school and graduate.”
At just 7 years old, Emma began therapy, which helped her cope with hers panic attacks and their shyness. At the same time, she spent hours doing youth theater after school hours. “I think my parents saw that acting was what made me happy.”
In 2018, the actress recounted her experience with the panic and anxiety attacks she has dealt with since childhood. “It was truly terrifying and overwhelming. I was at a friend's house, and suddenly I was convinced that the house was on fire and was going to burn down. She was sitting in her room, obviously the house wasn't on fire, but there was no part of me that didn't think I was going to die”, she recounted with great courage about that first episode that she decided to make public to, from her place, contribute with the Child Mind Institute, which treats children daily with the same conditions.
When she began her treatment, she also realized that this was not what defined her. “I am more than my anxiety”, she could read in one of her notebooks from her childhood.
At the age of 19, Stone broke onto the Hollywood radar with her role in “Superbad”. After this film came others of lesser importance, including her leading role in “ Easy A” , a teen comedy. “I knew she was unique,” recalled director Will Gluck.
The film was something of a career break that instantly opened doors for the actress, who, overwhelmed by the energy of Hollywood, soon left town for New York. At the age of 21, she lived in an apartment in the center of the city.
Emma Stone in her first leading role, “Easy A”
In an interview with Jess Cagle on Sirius XM, the star revealed who her childhood crush was. “Leonardo DiCaprio. That was what was going through my mind because it was him. And I thought, I had seen 'Titanic' seven times in theaters. He was the love of my life”, the interpreter confessed.
“I had a picture of him in my room that was signed, that I got for my birthday when I was like 12 and I was walking up to Leo and I said, this is officially the most surreal moment of my life. I couldn't believe it,” she recounted. “I think he probably thinks I'm a little weird, because every time I see him, I'm like, 'Hey, how's it going?' But that was the craziest experience, the fact that it was him.”
< h2 class="header">The chilling story behind his friendship with Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone were victims of the same stalker (The Getty Images)
They are two of the most admired and recognized actresses of their generation, but far from competing, they are close friends and often rave about each other in interviews. Emma Stone revealed how she became so close to Jennifer Lawrence. And the reason surprised many of her followers: they were harassed by the same man.
In an extensive interview with the magazine W, Stone confessed the chilling origin of his close friendship with his colleague, who also has an Oscar at home. “Jennifer and I had the same stalker, John 'the One Band',” the actress revealed to the publication.
In the midst of the scandal of harassment and sexual abuse that is shaking Hollywood and that seems to have no end, the words of the popular actress show that the harassers do not only commit their abuse face to face. “she was texting both of us , saying things like, 'I'm late for soundcheck. Could you warm up the orchestra for me? Reply to know you received it,'” the award-winning actress told the publication.
Although she never knew for sure who was behind those chilling messages that arrived daily on her personal phone, the protagonist of “Se dice de mi” conjectured: “Maybe she worked in a study or something like that, because I had the number of many people”.
They did not know that the same man was harassing them and that is why they were afraid to answer their cell phones. “Jen and I texted for a year before we met,” Stone explained.
Despite sharing many red carpets, the actresses did not know each other personally but had been chatting for a year. And it wasn't until the first face-to-face meeting that they discovered they were being victims of the same bully.
“When I told Jen to come over to my house, she thought, 'My God, what if it's John 'the One Man Band'? And I thought, 'My God, what if it's John the One Man Band? So Jen called me and said, 'I just wanted to make sure you weren't John the One Man Band. And she wasn't. That's how we met. It's our lovely love story,” she quipped.
Andrew Garfield's Love and Betrayal
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were together between 2011 and 2015 (Getty Images)
All the actors who have played the famous “Spider-man” ended up head over heels in love with their respective co-stars. Despite warnings, Tom Holland and Zendaya live their romance to the fullest. However, fate was different for the other two actors who brought the superhero to life: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garlfield.
The saga of romance on the set of “Spider-Man” was started by Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst who gifted the audience one of the most romantic kisses in the rain. Ten years later, in 2011, it was the turn of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, who became one of Hollywood's favorite couples. As the actress herself confessed, the romance arose due to the jokes they made to each other while filming.
And, at the end of 2012, Garfield confirmed his romance with the beautiful actress and told how this love began behind the camera: “We get along very well as partners between takes. I wasn't really aware of what was going on”. In dialogue with Teen Vogue , the actor once again described his then girlfriend as a presence that captivated him. “During the shoot I couldn't help but want to be with her all the time, and not lose her,” he confessed.
A red carpet was the precise place for them to formalize a relationship that for many was perfect. For four years and always with a big smile, the actors starred in one of the most popular relationships. Their courtship lasted until 2015. It was never known, exactly, when they decided to end or why. Apparently, it was not for lack of love but for overwork. What is certain is that they went their separate ways on good terms. They keep in touch and on more than one occasion they have been seen publicly applauding each other's professional achievements.
In 2016, Vogue magazine asked her about their separation and The interpreter took the opportunity to say that Andrew “is someone I still love a lot.” Meanwhile, last year, the actor spoke again about his ex and about a great “betrayal” that he did after breaking up.
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Months before the premiere of the highly anticipated movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” saw “leaked” images of the set where Tobey Maguire and Garfield himself appeared, so the rumors that they would make a special return were almost confirmed.
< p class="paragraph">But on the instructions of Marvel and Sony, his bosses, Garfield engaged in a disinformation campaign that lasted for months. Thus, he consistently, and convincingly, denied his involvement in the record-breaking film.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone on the red carpet The Amazing: Spider-Man (Getty Images)
After the premiere of the film starring Tom Holland and Zendaya (also a couple in real life) exposed just how extensive Garfield's web of lies turned out to be. According to the actor himself, not even his ex-girlfriend was aware of his return.
Garfield himself recounted this on the “Happy/Sad/Confused” podcast hosted by Josh Horowitz. In a short clip posted on Twitter, the two can't help but laugh about the admittedly absurd circumstances the performer found himself in.
“Emma kept texting me. She'd ask me, 'Are you in this new Spider-Man movie?' And I'd say, 'I don't know what you're talking about.' She replied: 'Shut up, just tell me. And I: 'I honestly don't know…'. It was a lot of fun.”
All his lies ended when the production hit theaters. Days later, she received another message from Stone. The actor himself said that when his ex-girlfriend finally saw the film and verified that he had participated, he said: “You're an idiot.”
Emma Stone and Dave McCary's engagement photo (@davemccary)
Following a high-profile romance, Emma fell in love with screenwriter-director Dave McCary a year after their break with Garfield, when in 2016 he participated in “Saturday Night Live”. In tune with her position before the press, the actress kept her new love a secret.
In December 2019, on the director's Instagram, the couple shared that they were engaged. On September 26, 2020, those close to the actress confirmed that she had married in an intimate ceremony. Both she and her husband decide when to give information about themselves. However, they don't always succeed. The birth of their first child on March 13 of last year was known by the North American portal TMZ , which obtained the birth certificate and published the girl's name: Louise Jean McCary.
The secrecy that has surrounded Stone's private life for some time stems from his discomfort with the press. She is not one of the celebrities who go crazy for talking to journalists. “Before any interview, I have to sit by myself for five minutes and breathe and center myself because I get so nervous.” And she has no problem with haters as she stays away from Twitter and Instagram. “ She seems to me to share too much information ”, she sums up her null personal relationship with the networks.