Emma Stone’s Best Film Roles
That husky voice. Those almond-shaped eyes. That constantly evolving personal style. There are so many reasons to love Emma Stone, and we at Pink and Black are always excited to see what the 23-year-old has up her sleeve. Stone has accumulated quite a few memorable movie roles, both comedic and dramatic, in the short time she’s been in our lives, and we’ve chosen to share our five favorites.
Natalie, “The House Bunny” (2008)
One of the first places we encountered Stone was in the this goofy comedy in which she stars as a socially awkward college girl whose less-than-popular sorority welcomes an ousted Playboy bunny (Anna Faris) as a house mother. Stone caught everyone’s eye with her unique, natural delivery and sweet persona. There was also no hiding the actress’s striking beauty under those glasses and plain clothes.
Olive, “Easy A” (2010)
Stone’s first starring role was in this popular and critically beloved high school comedy in which she plays a teenage girl who sets out to change her social position and boost her male peers’ reputations by pretending to sleep with them. Stone earned a Golden Globe nomination for her lovable, relatable performance. Who could forget the film’s montage of Olive singing along to Natasha Bedingfield’s “Pocketful of Sunshine,” which she first hates but grows to love?
Hannah, “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011)
Stone lived out the fantasy of millions of women when she starred in a romantic role opposite Ryan Gosling. Although Stone is a bit underutilized in this ensemble rom-com, her scenes effectively display the actress’s charm and genuineness. Her character, a driven law student initially immune to Gosling’s advances, is realistic and down-to-earth, which is exactly what we need in an increasingly phony Hollywood.
Skeeter, “The Help” (2011)
Stone holds her own in this beloved literary adaptation opposite critically acclaimed actresses like Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain. She plays an intelligent, open-minded young woman who sets out to tell the truth about the lives of African-American maids in 1960s Mississippi. Stone brings her signature sarcasm and authenticity to a more dramatic, heartfelt role. This film successfully showcased her range as an actress.
Gwen Stacy, “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012)
Stone’s newest role is as the smart, science-savvy girlfriend of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) in the reboot of the popular superhero franchise. Stone sports icy blonde hair with blunt bangs as the classic comic book character, and she brings confidence and heart to the role. The actress avoids comparisons to Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson in the “Spider-Man” series by holding her own in a refreshing new update of the damsel-in-distress archetype.
On the red carpet, in the interview chair and especially onscreen, Emma Stone continues to wow us. We can’t wait to see her in upcoming films like “Gangster Squad,” in which she reunites with Ryan Gosling.
What’s your favorite Emma Stone role?