“She’s got this really good quality of sparkling and being vulnerable at the same time.” Marshall calls her Sally “a marvel!
Infectious, brave, funny, and tragic.”“It completely reinvigorated my love for everything,” Stone says of . “I felt more prepared than I ever would have before,” Stone says.
Though she wrestled with the flu during the run, the experience was everything she’d hoped for, and the notices were excellent.
praised her as “sublime.”“She brought a sparkle,” says Cumming.
” in Emma Stone’s actual recorded voice, a fact lost on my toddler children, who only care about movies with talking garbage trucks.)At the time, Stone couldn’t hide being a little bummed about a missed career opportunity: playing Sally Bowles in , which was on its way to Broadway again, codirected by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, and once more with Alan Cumming as the Emcee.
Stone had seen the production as a teenager and called it one of the things that made her want to be an actress.
“I don’t remember who it was, but I was like, ‘Do you think that’s a bathroom? Stone orders rice balls with marinara and a glass of white wine. (Give me a break, it was 85 degrees outside; I know she didn’t order a Scotch.)While we’re discussing meals: It was a little less than two years ago that Stone met Chazelle at Brooklyn Diner in New York, ordered the chicken potpie, and listened to the director outline his vision for .The first time I met Stone, it was early winter of 2014, and we built a bear.(No, really, we made bears at a Build-A-Bear in the mall, and my kids still have the bear, a grizzly cub who wears sneakers and says, “Go to sleep!Stone was one of thousands of young fresh faces who arrive every year in Los Angeles carrying the hopeful but brutally difficult dream of Making It in Show Business, and you can find all that collected ambition inspiring or melancholic or a little bit of both. A mom would come in and buy them for her kid because she thought dog Oreos were healthier.”The reason Hollywood is Hollywood is that it’s a town where someone can go from selling dog Oreos to seeing his or her face on a billboard over Sunset Boulevard. It’s the sort of timeless dream that lifts every showbiz striver and serves as the engine for a romantic and rather brilliant musical movie that Stone stars in this December.I should point out that none of this is ancient history to Stone, who turns 28 in November and can still tick off the Three Dog Bakery’s top sellers.[#cneembed: script/video/5804d4ddb57ac31622000001.js? Called wunderkind, Damien Chazelle, the film tells the story of an aspiring actress named Mia (Stone) and a would-be jazz-club owner named Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they try to navigate their respective careers in a sunny but cruel town. They fly—literally, in a breathtaking scene among the stars inside the Griffith Observatory—and fall in love.