Happy Birthday: Emma Stone

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

emmastone.jpgEmma Stone

Born: November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

[on it being difficult for women to get into comedy] There really aren’t many parts. It’s an unfortunate thing and something I hope will change, but never has, and who knows if it will? I think Saturday Night Live (1975), starting in the 1970s, really gave women an outlet to be funny. A lot of those women went on to have film careers, from Kristen Wiig now to Tina Fey and Gilda Radner . . . Nowadays it seems like the real goldmine is in creating your own characters and teaming with a good writer, but it’s not easy. It’s a scary thing for a woman to put yourself out there and look like an idiot. Look at Lucille Ball. She said, “I’m not funny. What I am is brave”. The comediennes I admire are the bravest people who aren’t…

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