She’s one of our fave actresses, so it’s upsetting to hear that not all of Emma Stone’s movie experiences have been positive. In the cover story for Rolling Stone, Stone opens up about Hollywood — specifically about being a woman on the set of male-dominated comedic films.
Tbh, this kind of makes our blood boil. Not only are films generally collaborative (so no one should be disregarded for making suggestions at the appropriate time), but Stone has earned her place as a talented member of the industry who should be taken seriously. The idea that she’s still being dismissed and marginalized on set serves as a solid reminder that even though women have come a long way, we still have so much further to go.
During the interview, Stone also recalled a time when she mentioned that a certain line just wasn’t working, and instead of this prompting a creative discussion, she was forced to say the words as scripted (told that it might be cut in the editing room). But it appeared in the final film, and according to Stone, still didn’t work. But no one had taken her input seriously.
We give Stone so much credit for speaking up about this issue, because it can be all too easy for women with opinions about gender discrimination to be deemed “difficult” to work with — both in Hollywood and the world at large. So in our opinions, these comments weren’t just important, but down right brave.
So, thank you, Emma! You continue to be an inspiration to us all!
H/T: Us Weekly