It’s a men’s world out there, especially for Emma Stone.
The actress, who is shaping up as a favourite to win the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the musical La La Land, has come clean in an interview with Rolling Stone about the injustices she’s had to endure in her career for being a woman.
Apparently, even though Stone is a well-known Hollywood star loved by both audiences and critics, there have been some occasions in which the Arizona-born actress has been completely ignored and had her ideas turned down in favour of her male co-stars.
As she tells the Rolling Stone interviewer, there have been “times in the past, making a movie, when I’ve been told that I’m hindering the process by bringing up an opinion or an idea.”
And it’s not just that she has been told not to help out. When she has been listened and her ideas accepted, it has got even worse:
“I hesitate to make it about being a woman, but there have been times when I’ve improvised, they’ve laughed at my joke and then given it to my male co-star. Given my joke away. Or it’s been me saying, ‘I really don’t think this line is gonna work,’ and being told, ‘Just say it, just say it, if it doesn’t work we’ll cut it out’ – and they didn’t cut it out, and it really didn’t work!”
After revealing this injustice, Stone asked the Rolling Stone interviewer to go off the record to keep talking about it, which indicates just how angry Stone must be at being treated like nothing next to her male co-stars.
So next time you hear Ryan Gosling say something funny or charming, you can bet your life savings that it was actually Emma Stone’s idea in the first place.