Emma Stone’s star is on the rise. Having quietly made a name for herself in slacker comedies Superbad and Zombieland , a winning turn in indie gem Easy A established her as a bona fide leading lady.
Now it seems the big time is calling, with leading roles in The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man soon to propel her into the A-list.
Stone however is doing her best to keep her feet on the ground, particularly as excitement over that latter project begins to hit fever pitch.
“We’ll have to see,” she told Collider recently, when asked how fans will react to the Spider-Man reboot. “It’s that expectation thing. I always struggle with expecting anything, so I don’t know what people are expecting from Spider-Man ! It’s like that with The Help , too, when you’re part of a movie that has a fan base already built in and it feels like everyone has [ already ] read the script!”
“Usually, you [ only ] know the story as the actor, but [ in this case ] everyone has read the book or everyone has read the comics, and they come in with these expectations. You just hope that they’ll be happy with the way the story was told and the way it was translated for the screen.”
The Help hits American cinemas this week, and Stone’s chemistry with co-star Viola Davis is already beginning to garner rave reviews Stateside.
“I think we were pretty lucky because, for the most part, we were relatively chronological in shooting,” she says. “[ Our characters ] Skeeter and Aibileen don’t really know each other very well, at the beginning. They slowly get to know each other better and better, which was our experience as well, throughout the movie.”
“It was relatively chronological, so it wasn’t that we felt the need to develop this deep, long-lasting friendship chemistry from the very beginning.”
The Help opens in UK cinemas on 28 October, while The Amazing Spider-Man is set to swing onto our screens on 3 July 2012.