Emma Stone has been in so many movies now that it’s not that weird if she hasn’t seen one of them. But how has she never seen the one that made her a superstar?!
After memorable roles in movies like Superbad and Zombieland, Stone became an A-lister in her own right as the lead in the 2010 high school comedy Easy A. But during an interview with Timothée Chalamet on Variety’s “Actor on Actor” online series, she revealed she’d never actually seen the movie!
Oh but I LOVE Easy A!
— Ashley Maynard (@ashleymmaynard) December 5, 2018
She told Chalamet:
“I haven’t seen it. No, I’ve seen some scenes. But I went to a friends and family screening to see it and I had to get up and walk out. Who wants to watch themselves for that long?”
I joke about Emma Stone stealing Natalie Portman’s second Oscar daily, but her performance in Easy A is revelatory, particularly the confession scene. The way she carries that film on her back with such killer comedic timing deserved more attention than it got at the time.
— jon (@prasejeebus) November 5, 2018
Watching the movie was doubly hard for Stone because of the pressure she put on herself making the movie:
“I was really in love with that script, but I put so much pressure — I was 20 and I put so much pressure on myself. While we were shooting it I was just going nuts and was like, ‘I don’t know, this whole thing could fall apart, I have no idea.’ ‘Cause I had to be there all day every day. And if I wasn’t on screen, I was narrating and it was just too much me.”
Emma Stone's 'Pocketful of Sunshine' scene in Easy A is ICONIC and that's the tea ????
— Elf Rosy ???????????????????? (Imogen) (@imogen_chloe27) November 13, 2018
We’d have to kindly disagree—there’s no such thing as too much Emma Stone.
But professional self-doubt and pressure were part of Stone’s growth as an actor.
“It was kind of like, I just felt like it had to be well calibrated throughout and it was the first time that I had ever had to rely on myself mostly to be able to carry all that. I think I just put so much pressure on myself.”
her best movie
— Clarko (@rvndrags) November 5, 2018
Obviously, Twitter was shocked to hear Stone had never witnessed her own greatness in the classic teen comedy:
— POLLS (@pollstv_movie) August 16, 2018
Honestly? THE FAVOURITE is Emma Stone's best work since EASY A.
— Jeffrey Malone (@jmunneymalone) November 19, 2018
I loved Emma Stone ever since Easy A pic.twitter.com/Wu3PrOa6gY
— Keel Daddy Valentine♐️ (@KeelShawtyChill) December 5, 2018
— Netmobz (@netmobz) December 5, 2018
Stone also spoke about filming The Help with stars like Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and Bryce Dallas Howard:
“It was such a beautiful — we were all in Mississippi together, everybody lived two blocks from each other. It was the first time I really understood what it is to have the family away from home and spending all that time together. It built something irreplaceable.”
Watching The Help with my sisters… I love Emma Stone. ❤
— Evelyn Holmes (@PeculiarMonarch) October 5, 2018
— beees ???? (@belistift_art) August 30, 2018
Chalamet reminisced about some of his first major roles.
He saw himself in Interstellar and was disappointed his part was smaller than he expected:
“I forgot about this — I really haven’t thought about this moment until right now. It was surreal because it’s a huge IMAX theater … and I really had no career at this point, so I was like the fraud a little bit in the room. I saw it, and I loved it, but I went home to my dad and wept for an hour because I just figured my part was bigger. They didn’t even cut anything. I just figured — I don’t know what I figured.”
timothée chalamet and emma stone's actors on actors interview is one of the most refreshing interviews i've ever seen. their genuine curiosity in each other's careers makes my heart beam i love them both so much what a duo pic.twitter.com/zC7HdS8rQp
— a quiet place (2018) (@iamwhatiwatch) December 5, 2018
You can watch the entire interview between the two actors here!
Stone is also starring in The Favourite, in theaters now! The best part? This might be an Emma Stone performance even she’s willing to watch.