Emma Stone is possessed by the stage
Emma Stone says she is obsessed with the Broadway version of her upcoming musical
Emma Stone is obsessed with her new role on Broadway. The 26-year-old actress recently took over the role of Sally Bowles from Michelle Williams in the hit musical, Cabaret.
Along with stage, Emma Stone is also doing an untitled Cameron Crowe film and a Woody Allen film, and voiced a role in The Croods 2
Stone says she has wanted to play the role since she was a child. "I've wanted to play Sally Bowles since I was 10, and saw Natasha Richardson in Cabaret," before adding, "I don't think I've ever been so truly obsessed with a character or a story. I can't believe it's actually happening."
Speaking during rehearsals, her co-star in the musical, Alan Cumming, reveals, "It's unusual for young actresses to get such completeness in a role. Sally is vulnerable, tragic, funny, unlikable, heartbreaking. And then she gets whacked across the face with an epiphany."
When previously asked about her excitement for the role, the Birdman actress said, "I'm scared s***less! But I've wanted to play that part since I was, strangely, nine years old, which is way too young."
Stone has been getting a ton of support for her Broadway turn, including a visit from boyfriend Andrew Garfield during her debut night. So much so Andrew came sharply dressed in a suit to a show and went backstage after the performance with Stone's mother and his guests. There, the couple kissed passionately.