“I was 19 when my mom was diagnosed and the idea of trying to understand that, especially as a little kid … and knowing that at Gilda’s Club, kids can have fun and go to summer camp and enjoy time with other kids who understand what they’re going through is absolutely incredible,” the Oscar winner said.
Emma Stone and Dave McCary have postponed their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic, Page Six has learned.
The Oscar-winning actress, 31, and McCary, 34, were set to tie the knot in Los Angeles this past weekend, but are holding off for now. As Page Six previously reported, the couple didn’t reveal the location of the planned nuptials on their wedding invitation.
We’re told they haven’t set a new date.
The pair announced their engagement in December after two years of dating. Stone first met McCary, a former segment director on “Saturday Night Live,” when she hosted the show in 2016. They were first romantically linked in October 2017.
The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos has started shooting in Greece on a new short that will star Emma Stone and Damien Bonnard. Plot details are under wraps. The project will combine visual arts and classical music and will be screened as part of an installation, accompanied by live orchestral ensembles, on May 22, 23 and 27, 2020, at the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera at SNFCC. The film is the second commission in the series The Artist on the Composer, a collaboration between the Greek National Opera and non-profit art organization NEON. The first was made by Greek artist Nikos Navridis. They are funded by grants from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), which is looking to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.
This year’s Glasgow Film Festival has unveiled its lineup, featuring nine world premieres. Films making their debuts include Scotland-based director Anthony Baxter’s new pic Flint, which chronicles the situation in Flint, Michigan, and Julian Jarrold’s biopic Sulphur & White, starring Mark Stanley as mountaineer and charity campaigner David Tait. Also screening for the first time is Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, which brings to life beat poet and screenwriter Barry Gifford’s autobiographical story collection with archive footage, animation and narration by Willem Dafoe, Lili Taylor and Matt Dillon. This year’s festival runs February 26 to March 8 and closes on International Women’s Day; it will mark the date by having every film screened either directed or written by a woman, or starring a female lead.
We can reveal that Rusty Mutt, the post-production company led by Cary Flaum, is partnering with producer Greg Lauritano of Black Magic to expand its post work and also offer financing for independent films. Lauritano will assume the title Head of Production at the New York-based company, which will manage post services on several of the producer’s upcoming films. The outfit has started accepting submissions for post-production/equity financing deals, and it will also be looking to harness the New York State Tax Incentive. Flaum and Lauritano met when working together on Brian Petsos’s Big Gold Brick – Rusty Mutt is supervising post-production on the film. “In an age where non-formulaic films are becoming more difficult to finance, we’re aiming to create relationships with visionary filmmakers who want to break boundaries and tell thought-provoking stories that keep audiences on the tips of their toes,” said Lauritano.
Emma Stone was at the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival on Thursday (January 3) in Palm Springs, Calif.
The actress was at the event to support her The Favourite co-star Olivia Colman, who was honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award.
Stone was wearing bespoke head-to-toe Louis Vuitton.
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Paul McCartney‘s new music video featuring Emma Stone is out ! ‘Who Cares – I Do‘ is an anthem for anti-bullying. Check out the video and pictures:
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Emma received nominations for the Golden Globes and the SAG during these past days! See below:
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Amy Adams, “Vice”
Emily Blunt, “A Quiet Place”
Margot Robbie, “Mary Queen of Scots”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”
Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”
Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects”
Penelope Cruz, “Assassination of Gianni Versace”
Emma Stone, “Maniac”
The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will air Jan. 6 on NBC. This year’s hosts are Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.
The 25th Annual SAG Awards ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Kristen Bell was the SAG Awards first-ever host last year, though an emcee has not been announced yet for the 2019 incarnation.
This ain’t your mother’s costume drama as Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz preside over a royal spectacle of cunning ladies and dandied-up men with a lot to say about Trump-era power struggles: “We’re disgusting and gorgeous and powerful and weak and filthy and brilliant.”
Rachel Weisz has a few choice words about the c-word. She’s just slid into a chair at an Italian restaurant in New York’s East Village — not far from where she lives with husband Daniel Craig and their new baby girl — and she couldn’t seem more like a picture-perfect new mum. Casually yet fashionably attired in a slouchy gray sweater, leggings and sneakers, she’s elegant and down-to-earth at the same time. But then she starts dropping C-bombs.
“In England, we say it all the time,” admits Weisz, 48, nonchalantly. “If I’m with another Brit, we’ll say, ‘So and so is being such a c—t,’ and laugh. It’s an old English word. Shakespeare used it. Or maybe Chaucer.” The London-born Oscar winner (for supporting actress in 2005’s The Constant Gardener) forks into a plate of kale salad, pausing when she notices my expression. “Why, does that word bother you?”
Of course, in America that word is no laughing matter. On this side of the Atlantic, it may be the second-most-offensive slur in the book (just ask feckless Samantha Bee). But in The Favourite, Fox Searchlight’s $15 million period piece rolling into theaters like a post-feminist grenade Nov. 23 (and going wide to about 600 theaters nationwide in December), just about everybody — including co-stars Emma Stone and Olivia Colman — is slinging the obscenity, as well as a slew of other eyebrow-raising idioms. And that’s hardly the only thing about the movie that’s upending the corset genre.
Perfectly timed for the mixed-up zeitgeist of the #MeToo era — with women making historic gains in the midterms as the U.S. president regularly flings sexist insults like “horse face” — this female-fronted absurdist period piece about a power struggle in 18th century England already is being buzzed about as an awards race, um, favorite. Colman, who has experience playing British royals (she’s now filming the role of Elizabeth II on The Crown, replacing Claire Foy), stars as Queen Anne, arguably the most powerful woman on Earth in the early 1700s. Weisz plays her No. 1 adviser, Sarah Jennings Churchill (Winston’s great-great-grandmother), while Stone is Abigail Masham, Sarah’s scheming cousin who arrives at the court and begins a sexually charged rivalry for the queen’s affections that turns the palace into a snake pit as deceitful as the Trump White House. Rape jokes. Female-on-female violence. Orange-throwing at overweight naked men (more on that later). The film is packed with enough incendiaries that it could blow up gender politics for a generation.
As timely as it may seem, the original screenplay for The Favourite — then titled Balance of Power — was written 20 years ago. British screenwriter Deborah Davis pieced together the partly true, partly made-up story by studying volumes and volumes of letters among Queen Anne, Sarah and Abigail. Somehow an early draft found its way to the desk of British producer Ceci Dempsey, who couldn’t put it down. “It really haunted me,” remembers Dempsey. “Just the passion, the survival instincts of these women, the manipulations and what they did to survive.” Back in 1998, though, it wasn’t so easy to find financing for a historical love triangle with three female leads and virtually no parts of significance for men. Dempsey got a few nibbles but no bites. “[Studios] were like, ‘Oh, wait a minute, this is [lesbian] activity going on here,‘” she recalls of those first pitch meetings. “People were kind of, ‘What’s the demographics of that kind of thing? I don’t think we could really sell that.‘”
It wasn’t until a decade later, when Element Pictures co-founder Ed Guiney (Room) got hold of the script, that The Favourite finally got some traction. “We didn’t want to make just another British costume drama,” he tells THR. “[We wanted] a story that felt contemporary and relevant and vibrant — not something out of a museum.” At the time, Guiney had become familiar with director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose third movie, 2009’s Dogtooth, had just been nominated for a foreign-language Oscar. He brought The Favourite to the quirky Greek filmmaker, who saw cinematic possibilities in Queen Anne and her two backstabbing BFFs, and the director began working closely with Australian TV scribe Tony McNamara on freshening up the script. “These three women possessed power that affected the lives of millions — but it was an intimate story as well,” says Lanthimos, 45. By 2013, financiers were lining up: Film4, Waypoint Entertainment and Fox Searchlight. Meanwhile, Lanthimos went on to make 2015’s The Lobster, his absurdist dystopian comedy starring, among others, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. It ended up winning the Cannes Jury Prize and getting nominated for best original screenplay at the Oscars.
There were more delays before Lanthimos finally turned his cameras on the project — like shooting his psychological thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer — but he started thinking about casting The Favourite as early as 2014, when he sent the script to Colman. She was his first and only choice to play Queen Anne, although the famously difficult-to-pin-down director can’t say exactly why. “For me, casting is very instinctive,” he says. “It’s one of those things when you feel you’re right and you need to insist no matter what.” Colman said yes immediately to her third turn as queen: Before she was cast in The Crown in 2017, she’d played Elizabeth the Queen Mother in the 2012 Bill Murray-as-FDR drama Hyde Park on the Hudson. “The main difference,” says Colman of The Favourite, is that “the other queens didn’t get to fall in love with two hot women.”
Lanthimos’ instincts about Stone, however — who hadn’t yet won her best actress Oscar for La La Land — were less certain. All the director knew of her work was her comedic turn as Steve Carell’s daughter in Crazy, Stupid, Love. And for her part, the 30-year-old actress wasn’t so sure she wanted to be in the movie, either — at least not after reading the first 30 pages.
“I was like, ‘Oh, Abigail’s just going to be this sweet kind of girl, the victim, a servant to these people,‘” Stone says of her initial reluctance. It’s a few days after my interview with Weisz, and we’re talking over salads at L.A’.s Sunset Tower Hotel. “But as [I read more], it unfolded, it became All About Eve.” By the time she finished the script, she was “begging” for the part. Lanthimos told her she could audition but only after she had worked with an accent coach for at least a month. “I don’t think he had thought of an American actor in the film at all,” she says. “Or at least for that character.”
Weisz wasn’t his first choice, either. To play Sarah, he’d originally gone to Kate Winslet. When that didn’t pan out (“It was obvious it wouldn’t have worked,” he says vaguely), he moved on to Cate Blanchett. When that fell apart (“Timing problems“), he finally looped back to his other Lobster star, who understood the director’s quirks. “Yorgos never talks about motivation,” says Weisz. “He’d laugh if you asked about Sarah’s motivation.”
Rehearsals, if you can call them that, were classic Lanthimos. They mostly involved crazy-sounding games, like having the actresses fast-walk backward toward one another to see if they crashed. “He wanted to see how much we could sense each other without seeing each other,” explains Stone. Weisz recalls another exercise that involved castmembers linking arms to “build a human pretzel.” Lanthimos, though, insists there is a method to his madness. “It enabled them to not take themselves too seriously, learn the text in a physical way by doing completely irrelevant things to what the scene is about, just be comfortable about making a fool of themselves,” he says.
By the time shooting began in March 2017, Stone certainly was feeling comfortable. During one scene, when Sarah discovers Abigail in bed with Queen Anne, she decided to improvise in a way that shocked even Lanthimos, to say nothing of Colman. “I had the sheet up around me,” recalls Stone of the moment she decided to bare her breasts for the camera for the first time in her career. “And as we were shooting it and we did a few takes, I said, ‘Can I please just be [naked]?’ I think it’s going to give Sarah something to look at when she sees that I’m not just under the sheet covered up. Olivia was like, ‘No, don’t do it!’ Yorgos was like, ‘Are you sure that’s what you want to do?’ And I was like, ‘Absolutely.’ I chose to do it. I was like, this makes sense to me. It’s an absolute [Stone flips the bird] to Sarah.”
Olivia Colman is on the phone from London. She’s not alone. The 44-year-old British actress has agreed to be interviewed only if both Weisz and Stone also are on the line. It’s not entirely clear why, and the logistics of lining up a simultaneous call with three busy stars in three different cities in three different time zones is more than a little tricky, but never mind. After two weeks of scheduling, the phone finally rings.
“A setback for women?” Colman ponders when asked whether a film about females being awful to one another might be considered provocative in the tinderbox of today’s gender politics. “How can it set women back to prove that women fart and vomit and hate and love and do all the things men do? All human beings are the same. We’re all multifaceted, many-layered, disgusting and gorgeous and powerful and weak and filthy and brilliant. That’s what’s nice [about The Favourite]. It doesn’t make women an old-fashioned thing of delicacy.”
She pauses for a beat, trans-Atlantic static crackling on the line. “Blimey,” she says. “I had a proper little rant there.”
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(CNN) – Emma Stone was just seven years old when she had her first panic attack.
She was over at a friend’s house when “all of a sudden I was absolutely convinced that the house was on fire and it was burning down,” the actress told Dr. Harold Koplewicz from the Child Mind Institute, as part of an Advertising Week 2018 panel in New York.
“There was nothing in me that didn’t think we were going to die,” she said. “It was panic but I, of course, didn’t know that. And it just kept going for the next two years.”
Therapy — and later improv and acting — eventually helped Stone manage her anxiety in the years after her disorder first emerged. But she admitted that she still struggles.
“I panicked this morning, y’all,” she said, with a nervous laugh. “I wasn’t expecting to, but I definitely did.”
Stone, who recently starred in Netflix’s “Maniac,” first opened up about her anxiety to friend Jennifer Lawrence in a cover story for Elle magazine.
Stone told Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders, that her motivation for speaking in detail about her struggle was a desire to help others.
According to Koplewicz, one in five American children have a mental health disorder, anxiety being the most common.
“If I can do anything to say, ‘Hey, I get it and I’m there with you and you can still get out there and achieve dreams and form really great relationships and connections,’ I hope I’m able to do that,” said Stone, who manages her disorder with therapy and meditation.
Stone believes she also benefits from the open conversation, which she admitted “is really scary for me but very healing.”
Talking about her anxiety helps her “own it and realize that this is something that is part of me but it’s not who I am,” she added.