“F**k, man! Is it never going to be my time?”: Emma Stone’s Awful Experience Would Have Made Many Actors Quit on Their Dreams

Emma Stone's Awful Experience Would Have Made Many Actors Quit on Their Dreams
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Emma Stone isn’t just another pretty face in Hollywood. After announcing her arrival as a teenager with Superbad and Zombieland, Stone took her first steps into the big leagues with films like Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Help, and The Amazing Spider-Man franchise with Andrew Garfield. Her crowning glory came with the Oscar-winning musical La La Land for which Stone won the coveted golden statuette for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The

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Oscar winner Emma Stone

But the journey to stardom was not a bed of roses for Emma Stone. The celebrity faced her share of canceled shows and bitter rejections that almost made her give up on her dreams to become an actor. One particular role that slipped away from her resulted in Stone almost quitting Hollywood.

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Emma Stone Failed To Bag A Part In Heroes

The saying goes that failure is a stepping stone to success and Emma Stone is a perfect example of that. The Oscar winner has been through tumultuous times in her career which saw her being rejected from many prestigious projects. One of the high-profile parts that escaped Emma Stone was in the hit NBC series Heroes. The Help actor auditioned for the part but ended up narrowly missing it to Hayden Panettiere. Speaking of the acute disappointment and depression she felt on losing out on the role, Stone confessed,

Heroes was tough was because I could hear them through the wall telling Hayden Panettiere, ‘You got the part. You’re the best.’ And then I went in right after her. I was like, ‘F***, man! Is it never going to be my time?’

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Emma Stone auditioned for Hayden Panettiere’s part in Heroes

Fortunately for Stone, this tough phase in her career gave way to better opportunities quickly with the actor signing on Superbad two weeks after losing out in Heroes. In retrospect, the star was grateful that these rejections led to the current success that she enjoyed in Hollywood.

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Emma Stone Is Back With Poor Things

It has been a while since we saw Emma Stone on the big screen. Her last outing was in the 2021 origin story Cruella. The actor is now back from her hiatus to take on an interesting and daring role in director Yorgos Lanthimos’ spin on Frankenstein, Poor Things. The film is a story of love, discovery, and scientific daring set in the Victorian era, based on an adaptation of Alasdair Grey’s novel of the same name. Stone plays Belle Baxter, a Frankenstein-like woman who is brought back to life after her brain is replaced with that of her unborn child. Speaking of the film and the choice to work with Lanthimos, Stone said,

There’s no world where I would have done this project with anybody else. I think you could probably feel it when you watch the film that I trust Yorgos implicitly”

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Emma Stone in Poor Things

Poor Things will also be a refreshing change from the kind of characters that Emma Stone has done in musicals and romantic comedies. Moreover, the talented star will also share screen space with veteran Marvel alums, Mark Ruffalo and William Dafoe.

Poor Things will release worldwide on 8th September 2023.

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Also Read: “I betrayed myself, and my people”: Viola Davis Regrets Acting In $216M Movie With Emma Stone That Landed Her 2nd Oscar Nomination

Source: The Independent

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