Emma Stone: five best moments

05 Oct 2014 06:20
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Emma Stone has built her film career playing the attractive, disarmingly funny girl-next-door. Like Jonah Hill, who also started out under director Judd Apatow's wing, she's worked her way up towards the odd complex role on top of that comedic foundation. This weekend, she hits UK cinema screen as a 1920s mystic in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, inspiring us to take a look back at five of her strongest performances to date.
But which of her on-screen parts do you think she played best? Let us know in the comments section.
Superbad
For her first feature film role, Stone joined Apatow regulars Seth Rogen and the aforementioned Hill, in this supremely silly story about underage drinking, teenage virginity and general awkwardness. She played Hill's high-school love interest, peppering the part with humour and charm.
Zombieland
Ruben Fleischer directed Stone alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in this playful, but happily gory, zombie flick. As Wichita, she did her share of zombie face-kicking - enough to make Eisenberg's Columbus character inevitably fancy her.
The Help
In her main non-comedy role to date, Stone played Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, a journalist who wrote a book to expose racism in the segregated American south of the 1960s. As part of the ensemble cast, Stone won and earned nominations for a ton of awards.
Easy A
On paper, a teen film reworking Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter sounds fairly disastrous but Stone pulled off her role as Easy A's protagonist rather well. Plus, she earned adoration for her top-notch shower singing, in the scene below.
Crazy, Stupid Love
Ryan Gosling fans were at peak meme-making levels of obsession when this loser-makeover film came out, but Stone held her own next to his "it's like you're Photoshopped" abs. She injected some much-needed sloppy realism into the typical boy-meets-girl dimensions of the film's storyline.

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