Emma Stone’s Breakout Part 2.

Murtada made an excellent post earlier this week about Emma Stone’s  prospects of a future career on the basis of her success in Easy A. While I hold my own reservations about jumping the gun, he certainly has a point. I caught this article off of Rotten Tomatoes, it is a Collider article originally that addresses the immediate potential future of Emma Stone. The article reads:

It definitely looks like Hollywood is paying attention to Emma Stone.  The actress recently got a lot of critical acclaim for her performance in Easy A, and the strong box office numbers proved she could open a movie by herself.  Sony noticed, and has offered some high profile roles in two of their upcoming films.

Read the full article here.

I find it interesting that in the past year there have been four sizable breakouts from young women. Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence, and now Emma Stone. They all emerged from very different films, are all about the same age, and are all headed in a similar direction. As the article later states, she is in consideration for a lead in Spider-man. Quite honestly, I see this is a disappointment.  While Heath Ledger has proven that a superhero film can be the grounds for a great performance, these rising stars have talent that is better suited in deeper material. It is one thing to be a pop-culture actress and another to be a true movie star. Being front and center in a blockbuster gains temporary attention and is, by all means respectable. But I see potential for more.

 Carey Mulligan followed An Education with Never Let Me Go, and Mia Wasikowska followed Alice in Wonderland with The Kids Are All Right. What do you want to see Emma Stone do? Is Spider-man the right career move?

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  • Jose

    I don’t think it is, she just doesn’t seem like the right fit for MJ, either way next year she’s delving into drama wit “The Help” based on the bestselling novel so that should be interesting to see.

  • Quinn

    I think she would be a great choice for MJ, but her career is really going to be a good one. She was excellent in Easy A.

  • The article actually implies that she is in contention for a lead other than MJ. not sure what that means.

  • Andrew R.

    Spiderman? Hmmm…depends who she plays. Mary Jane, no. A female villain? Maybe.

    (Although I think Spiderman is dead as a franchise, what with half the cast/crew gone because of Spiderman 3.)

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