Emma Stone Perks Up At the Mention of Her Birth Name During a Press Conference At Cannes

The La La Land alum revealed to the Hollywood Reporter in April that she would much prefer to be called Emily, not by her stage name Emma.

Published on May 20, 2024  |  01:13 PM IST |  57.2K
Emma Stone Beams As Reporter Mentions Her By Birth Name at Cannes
Emma Stone (PC: YouTube)

While Emma Stone has become a household name by now, the actress has made a point earlier that she would much prefer to be called by her real name, Emily. So it was much more obvious to see her overjoyed when a reporter at the Cannes Film Festival referred to her by her birth name. 

Emma Stone reacts to reported calling her by her real name:

While speaking to a reporter present at the film festival’s conference regarding her new film Kinds of Kindness, the reporter referred to her as Emily, and Stone was ecstatic. She turned to  Yorgos Lanthimos, the film director who also helmed the Stone starrer Poor Things, saying "That's my name!"

The La La Land alum revealed to the Hollywood Reporter in April that she would much prefer to be called Emily, not by her stage name Emma. "That would be so nice. I would like to be Emily,” she said in the interview. Stone further revealed in the interview that people that she asks people that she works with to call her Emily, after she gets to know them. 

She revealed to the outlet that the name Emily was taken up by someone in her actor’s union before her, and hence she had to resort to a stage name. The actress was inspired by the British pop group Spice Girls’s Emma Bunton, otherwise called Baby Spice, and hence took it up as her stage name. It was only sometime back the Academy Award winner “freaked out” about not using her real name. "For some reason, I was like, 'I can’t do it any more,’” she said in an interview to promote her television show The Curse. 


Stone said that her co-star Nathan Fielder calls her “Em.” For Fielder, its a way of “bridging it.”

Kinds of Kindness out in June:

Emma Stone and Joe Alwyn in Kinds of Kindness (PC: IMDb)

With Kinds of Kindness marking her 5th time working with Lathimos, Stone reveals that the award-winning director had turned out to be her muse, just like she has become for him. “I feel like I can do anything with him because we've worked together so many times. I trust him beyond the trust I've ever had with any director,” she expressed at the conference. 

Kinds of Kindness features an ensemble cast of  Willem Dafoe, Joe Alwyn, Jesse Plemons, and Margaret Qualley. The film, being described as a triptych fable, features three distinct stories: that of a man trying to take charge of his own destiny, a police officer whose wife has just returned from being missing, and a woman looking out for someone with special abilities. 


The film premiered in the competition on May 17. It is slated for release in U.S. on June 21, 2024. 

ALSO READ: Cannes Film Festival 2024: Here's How Emma Stone Reacted To Being Called 'Emily' During Kinds Of Kindness Press Con

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