One of my Hollywood faves, Emma Stone, will play alongside her true-life boyfriend Andrew Garfield in this summer’s much-anticipated film The Amazing Spider-Man (in theaters NOW!). And I use the phrase ‘much-anticipated’ broadly— because many of us anticipate epic fails in abundance while others are legitimately excited to see what Emma and Andrew (and the rest of the cast) make of the story. This role represents something very different for Emma. While we still expect to see a little Stone-sian snark in the character of Gwen Stacy we also know that she’ll be a bit more reserved and vulnerable. The bottom line is that she’ll be a blond damsel in distress, and that’s not something we’re used to seeing from Emma‘s strong, outspoken characters.
Which is why I think we should be excited. The truth is Emma took on a different role in The Help and I was totally skeptical until I saw the film, which was in many ways a comedic piece because of Emma‘s style. The girl who got her start in Superbad has the chops to pull off just about anything and I can’t wait to see where her career takes her—and us. Fans are never really fans of change but I rocks with Emma and I embrace whatever future changes come about in her roles, appearances, and whatever elses. She’s an artist and she’s starting to do what artists should do; just about everything. Can’t be mad at that.
Thus Team Emma (aka Shannon) presents
The Top Five Reasons To Love Emma Stone [IR]REGARDLESS of How The Amazing Spider-Man Turns Out:
1.Emma got her big break in a little gem called Superbad. Before we had all of these funny/quirky/sexy/smart girl leads, there was Jules:
And PITNBrs ausettofegypt and BradywantsMoore were quick to remind me (thanks guys!) that after Jules, Emma continued delivering the funny/quirky/sexy/smart girl as Olive in Easy A.
2. ASOS is one of my favorite places ever, as many of you know. It’s hard to explain. Just go here (later!) and click dresses; live there for a while. Anyway, it was just brought to my attention (by JustJared) that Emma posed for ASOS Magazine a while back. Don’t know how I missed this but Emma + ASOS = Shannon gets a Toofer (i.e. 30 Rock)
3. Her real name is Emily Jean. She’s from Arizona. And she’s BFFs with Taylor Swift. Those three facts count as one reason to join Team Emma because they all fall under the category of “friggen adorable.”
4. The Look: She’s a natural blonde and she’s always had someone on her glam squad who knows to work the ish out of her makeup.
5. Uhhh, seen the Gangster Squad trailer lately?