WOMEN CRUSH WEDNESDAY: Emma Stone

WOMEN CRUSH WEDNESDAY: Emma Stone

There are many actors in Hollywood that you just know would be fun to have lunch with. I'm betting that the super talented, awkwardly hilarious, big-smiling Emma Stone would be one of them.

Anyone who uses a PowerPoint presentation to convince their family of a major life decision is okay in my book. Thanks to Emma Stone's "Project Hollywood" presentation (complete with popcorn), the now Oscar winning actress was able to  persuade her mother to move with her to California to pursue her acting career.

From her early beginnings in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone showed an early interest in acting and singing. Her first role was in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows at the age of 11. Acting in local theater plays helped her cope and cure panic attacks that she was prone to as a child. Aside from acting, she also took voice lessons and performed with a improvisational comedy troupe. 

After moving to LA, numerous auditions with Disney, and a few guest starring television rolls, Emma landed her first feature fill debut in the hilarious Superbad. From there, she had several other supporting roles in comedies, including House Bunny and Zombieland, before landing her first starring role in Easy A. Since then, her work expanded to other genres with The Amazing Spiderman, The Help, and the Academy Award winning Birdman. And as of this past weekend, she recently was awarded her own Oscar for her lovely performance in the very successful La La Land.

  Photo: nytimes.com

Photo: nytimes.com

Clearly, Emma Stone is a talent. But another thing that's wonderful about her is her positive outlook on life. Whether it has to do with confidence, love, the strength of women, or red velvet cupcakes, she has something delightfully acquiescent to say (seriously, there is a list of inspiring quotes of hers that are superb).  She also plays characters that are incredibly relatable (who wouldn't have the same reaction to shirtless Ryan Gosling as her character did in Crazy, Stupid, Love?) and has an easy-going, vintage-but-with-a-modern-twist style that we are huge fans of. She's also not afraid to take a stance for women's rights: on Sunday night's Academy Awards, affixed to her lovely gold ombre fringe gown was a Planned Parenthood pin.

So yeah, lunch with Emma Stone would probably be pretty awesome. I've prepared a PowerPoint with reasons why it should totally happen. 

I remind myself to be kind to myself and, as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.
— Emma Stone
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