“I was really into spooky things”: Emma Stone’s Obsession With Death Helped Her Get an Early Start With Fame After Coming To Terms With Mortality

Emma Stone’s Obsession With Death Helped Her Get an Early Start With Fame After Coming To Terms With Mortality
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Growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, actress Emma Stone developed an obsession with cemeteries. The actress was interested in all sorts of creepy, spooky things and had developed an “awareness of mortality” at a young age.

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While this may sound odd to some people, this actually helped Stone during her journey to becoming a well-known Hollywood star around the world. The role of Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man film series played a significant role in making Stone a household name, but how did Stone resonate with her character?

Emma Stone was into spooky things as a child

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

In 2014, actress Emma Stone appeared for an interview with The Guardian to promote The Amazing Spider-Man 2. During the interview, Stone revealed that she liked cemeteries as a kid,

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“I was always in cemeteries when I was a kid. I was really into spooky things like ghosts and death. I have always had an awareness of mortality. It makes you live more fully if you are aware that you only have a finite amount of time.”

The actress also added that she developed an “awareness of mortality” around the age of six or seven.

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Her spooky upbringing helped her resonate with her character in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man

Stone played the role of Gwen Stacy in director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man movies, becoming a household name around the world. The actress further explained how her obsession with death and spooky things helped her relate to her character,

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“After what’s happened to her dad [a police chief, who died in the first film], Gwen has a great awareness of mortality and time and how quickly life goes. She now has an emotionally driven reason to make logical decisions, and her story resonated hugely with me because it is so incredibly dramatic,” adding, “I was that ambitious when I was very young as well. Gwen is clear on what she wants to do with her life – in terms of her job and her sense of purpose. I think and hope that I am in the same ballpark there. Science-wise, though, she is much better than me.”

Unfortunately, her character dies in the second film, putting an end to her Marvel journey, but the role certainly created bigger opportunities for her.

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Emma Stone won an Academy Award in 2017

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

After the Spider-Man movies, the actress’s life completely changed as she recalled later in the interview,

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“More work has come my way and it has compromised my anonymity. That loss is weird; I get to hear my name a lot more: ‘Emma! Emma!’ It’s a bit odd. Different days I react differently, but it is still so foreign to me that someone could walk by and put a phone in my face as if I am not another person. I am not going to punch anybody. I’m not going to scream and rip someone’s face off.”

Stone won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2017 for her enchanting performance as an aspiring actress in Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land (2016). Her remarkable acting skills, natural charisma, and ability to connect with audiences make her one of the best actresses in the entertainment industry right now.

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Source: The Guardian

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