Pairs Division: Stone and Garfield

Posted on April 17, 2012

Time to play the body language guessing game, kids!

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend “The Amazing Spider Man” Photocall in Cancun. Emma Stone wore a Calvin Klein ensemble.

Because she sure as hell doesn’t look like standing next to him with her arm around him is something she wants to be doing, does it? If she leans to the right any more she’s going to topple over and take him with her.

Also, everything in these pictures wounds us from a fashion perspective. Let’s do this.

SHE: Seems to be wearing two different shades of white and that is simply not kosher. More likely, the shades are the same but the top is just a little sheer, which makes it look different from the skirt. Either way, the effect is awkward. Also awkward is the row of big buttons running down the front. Her hair’s kind of a mess and the makeup looks DIY. Basically, she’s a mess, although we do like the shoes. Score: 4/10. We’re being harsh because you’re so much better than this, Emma.

HE: Looks like a douche. Why he’s wearing a picture of Michael J. Fox on his shirt, we don’t know. And sure, photocalls aren’t formal, but we would expect a little more effort than showing up looking like you’ll be working the register at the local gas station mini-mart. Score: 2/10.

Combined score: 3/10. Hang your heads in shame, pretend-couple.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    They manage to look so stylish on the street and so ridiculous at a photocall. Amazing. 

  • msdamselfly

    Wow!  I thought they both looked great.  

    • Me too! That skirt gives me a case of the WANTS, big buttons and all, and I cannot say no to anything Michael J. Fox is involved in. 

    • Spicytomato1

      Agreed. A little casual perhaps, but still refreshingly normal and presentable. And I love her shoes, which you can’t see very well here. I saw them on another site. *hangs head in shame*

  • NC_Meg

    They always look miserable around each other. I imagine them in a Swayze/Jennifer Grey situation: they hate each other but are forced to smile for the cameras. They’re really not doing a good job.

    • Spicytomato1

      What? I did not know about a Swayze/Grey hatred! I guess they were indeed better actors.

      • NC_Meg

        I remember my mom telling me that the first time I watched Dirty Dancing. I didn’t believe her because they were so good together but apparently it’s true! He wrote about it in his memoir saying she was a total PITA.

        • AudreysMom

          NC_Meg, help me. PITA?

          • Elizabeth Bauer

            Pain In The… rear

          • AudreysMom


      • I watched a documentary about Swayze a short while ago. There was an interview with someone close to him that said that he really couldn’t stand Grey. He was the very disciplined dancer, very hard working, very demanding towards himself (and others), whereas she was the sweet, but spoiled girl from an influential family, who kept whining. (“Water is so cold”, etc.) Her giggling when he tries to slide his hand down her armpit and his frustration about it – that was never scripted, it was real – she couldn’t concentrate, he got pissed.
        They shot another movie together 3 years before that and hated each other. Swayze considered not taking the role in Dirty Dancing because of Grey (and because he didn’t want to be the cliché “dancing lover boy”). I guess they just were from totally different worlds.

        • VicksieDo

          But but but, that was the point…two people from different lifestyles coming together to dance and fall in love…I wish I didn’t know this, that they disliked each other 🙁

          • NC_Meg

            But now you see that they are/were great actors! (That doesn’t make up for much, does it?)

        • OH MY GOSH THAT IS SO AWESOME AND JUICY. I don’t even care that it’s almost-maybe rendered one of the greatest movies ever unwatchable, that is way too funny!

  • kimmeister

    I wish we could see her shoes from the side.  Are they espadrilles?

  • cmb92191

     I guess it was the stylists day off.  As for minor details, I don’t think that is Michael J. Fox.   It looks like one of the kids from the Goonies. 

    • Lucía Gavello
    • I thought it was Jack Wild from HR Pufnstuf

      • Janet Prentice

        I thought it might be a young photo of Emma Stone for a split second! Harhar…oops.

    • jblaked

      I thought it was Jodie Foster!

    • Adriana_Paula

      Or one of the kids from Zoom.  I miss Zoom…

  • Judy_J

    I’m not as bothered by her skirt and blouse as I am by the hair and makeup. He is way too casually dressed, but perhaps since the photo call was in Cancun, he failed to bring along a more formal outfit.

  • I think he looks great – I love a raglan sleeve shirt and converse more than anything. But they do not look in love.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Totally with you on raglan sleeves and converse… *virtual high five*

    • The thing is though, surely her wanting to pull away from him as though she despises him in this moment while he just wants to play it cool is a more definite sign of a REAL couple than two people who just spend a lot of time together because their publicists told them to. Right? Riiiight? Right?

  • Awwwwwww! They’re just doing what you asked them to do here:  Just a week ago! 
    “It’s very simple, you two. If you would like to return to our good graces and not have us constantly accuse you of being a walking PR push for your little spider-movie, gallivanting all over town in free thousand-dollar outfits carefully styled to make you look like jus’ plain folk, then you’re both going to need to show up somewhere dressed in stained t-shirts, slimy sneakers, and stretched-out yoga pants with a small rip. Then you’re going to have to stage a fight. Or at the very least, stop looking so cute together. That moody puss is a good start, Emma.”

    See? They just want to make you happy! LOL!

  • cmb92191

    Garfield looks as dressed as my 17 year old son does.. Jeans, converse, tshirt.   C’mon Garfield, you have money and style act like it- instead of some high school kid.

  • Kayceed

    Obviously the airline lost their luggage on the way to Cancun and they stopped at a roadside market to buy something to wear. 

  • I disagree. She looks fantastic. And he looks a bit slobby but stylish slobby. I love the shirt. It’s totally retro adorkable.

  • RebeccaKW

    I love her shoes!  I also really like the shirt.  Her hair is not even styled-I’m not even sure she’s brushed it-and she has too much blush on for those red lips.

    He is ridiculous.  This would be fine for a backyard bbq or a plane trip, but to a planned event for your movie where pictures will be taken and shown around the world?  Lazy and sloppy.

  • crash1212

    Perhaps they save all their cute clothes for on-the-street looks.

  • wisenhar

    In the 2nd picture, I can practically hear her saying, “god, why are you being such a dick?”.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Lol, and the expression on his face tells me he’s about to say, “oh yeah? Don’t forget it was YOUR idea for me to wear this stupid shirt and now TLo are going to rip me to shreds so thanks for making my life miserable”.

  • My first thought on seeing this photo was “have they broken up???” Either that, or maybe they’re very hungover and possibly got into a fight… But their body language does not seem to indicate they want to be together, either way.

  • nannypoo

    The pictures from these photocalls irritate me because the men so often dress like slobs. Obviously they know they will be photographed with the woman who was in the movie, and no woman in her right mind would stand in front of a camera in her gardening clothes, so wouldn’t it be common sense, as well as common courtesy, for the man to dress as though he gives a shit?

  • padma s

    All I can see is ‘ Thank the Lord we’re finally done playing pretend cutesy well-dress couple on the street’. It would certainly explain the shitty dressing at the photocall.

  • Well, they’ve got a black, white and red all over thing going on, I guess? I think he looks sort of cuter than usual. Less like a mannequin with bendy limbs.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i lovelovelove her shoes.
    in truth, i would give her more than a 4/10–but it’s maybe cos she’s one of the few young celebrities i actually kind of like. it also may be cos i tend to, oddly, truly love calvin klein [mostly his oldest stuff, however]. or cos i’m old enough to remember her outfit the first time around, or maybe the second. depends on which era you wanna give it. anyway.

  • He doesn’t look all that happy either.  I take it this arrangement is interfering with their “personal” lives, like Garfield’s boyfriend … yes I went there.

  • Ouch, Andrew. Put one of your coats on. This will not do.

  • TieDye64

    Dull and miserable. Both of them.

  • Oh girl, that clown lipstick is doing you no favors.

  • I love them both, but if this relationship is a charade for PR, then I don’t know what to think.
    I do think, however, that these outfits suck. I like all of Emma’s pieces, just not together.

  • guest2visits

    I’m ok with all of it because he’s not wearing some irritating shade of puce, merlot, or mauve.

  • Candigirl1968

    Yeah, it has “we got into a fight on the way here” written all over it.  

    Her outfit is kind of sad looking, and the makeup is a bit harsh (perhaps it’s the contrast between the red of her blush and lips with the white top and skirt).  Cool shoes though.

  • Sara__B

    Maybe it was a 6 a.m. photo call?

  • prettybigkitty

    That smirk. . . .  

  • filmcricket

    He has always come off as an insufferable douche to me, and I think she could do so much better. That said, that shirt does have the nice effect of making him look like carbs might have passed his lips within living memory and Michael J. Fox is always awesome, so points there.

    She looks very overdone make-up-wise considering how casual the outfit is, but agreed that the shoes are cute.

  • Rand Ortega

    Body language: They’re absolutely sick of each other.
    Their clothes choices say it, too. “I used to want to impress you, but now I don’t care”.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Well, if they ARE a real couple, they’ve just had a fight and are pissed off to have to make this contractually obligated appearance together.

  • Trouble in paradise! So sad… Yeah, they both look like they don’t give a crap. That red lipstick is very distracting and I don’t like the buttons either. Still, not sure how these two get worse scores than Efron from earlier today…

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Boy I am out of sync with you guys on these two.  NOW you think he looks like a douche!?!  For once I thought he looked kinda normal – still not especially cute.  I think it is just that he just looks more proportional?? compared to the giraffe look in other recent posts.  Anyway, I don’t care a lick about him.  And, I think you’re right – she’s over it.  So, let’s move on, Emma!

  • gubblebumm

    here closed crossed legs are the give away, shes signally, no way is he anywhere near this…

  • ballerinawithagun


  • rainwood1

    They look like a couple of teenagers who were forced to go to Cancun on vacation with their parents.

  • jilly_d

    Lord knows my man-lust for Emma Stone defies my straight-girl identity, but this is the WORST I’ve ever seen her look.  Bad hair, bad lipstick, bad clothes, bad shoes, irritating hipster boyfriend.  Girl, puh-leeze.

  • Funkykatt

    I think the makeup looks good esp the lipstick color.

  • EEKstl

    As the Charlotte of the group, maybe they really do love each other (or at least still lust after each other) but because they are a couple in real life don’t feel comfortable with a lot of PDA because they’re really private people?  Maybe?  Hello?  Is this thing on?

    Oh and yeah: From a style perspective? Disaster on both counts, minus Emma’s shoes, which I kinda love.

  • snarkykitten

    they both look like they’d rather be getting root canals

  • Lina_bee

    They totally look like they’re in the middle of having a fight, don’t they? And also like the airline lost their luggage and this was the best the concierge could dig out of lost and found.

  • MilaXX

    YIKES! She looks bad. I like the skirt and the shoes, but the top is blah, the hair is limp and the makeup is far too harsh for the look.
    He is the very reason I was willing to cut Zac and his oil slick suit a bit of a break. I dress like that to clean my basement. He’s supposed to be  shilling a movie and his costar is standing next him in 5 inch heels. An attempt at dressing for the occasion would be nice.
    Scores are fair, they both fail.

  • TheOtherChristina

    Her hair is fairly limp and her makeup is about 20% over the top, but I think the outfit is pretty cute and I suspect it might just not photograph so well. And I do love those shoes. Do we know who makes the shoes?

  • Anathema_Device

    Maybe he got in trouble for outscoring her in your previous Couples Divisions and this is his way of atoning?

    LOVE her shoes. That’s the only positive I can dig out of this.

  • VicksieDo

    Looks like they just had an argument before they came out.  She’s so much better than this!  Why oh why do they make the actors pretend love?  It’s so silly.

  • siriuslover

    Neither of them look terribly happy, do they?

  • I don’t mind two different shades of white as long as they look like they’re supposed to be different. These are too close but not close enough. I do like her shoes though.
    They’re either not a real couple, or they had one HELL of a fight this morning.  Probably over his stupid outfit. It would look cool on a 12-year-old, which I assume he is not.

  • It’s a t-shirt and jeans. 

    He’s going to a photocall in a t-shirt and jeans. 

    Why even go if you’re not even going to pretend to make an effort?

    • boweryboy

      I know exactly what you’re saying but in his defense (partly because this is the first time I’ve actually found him kinda of yummy) he was in Cancun afterall.  It was probably pretty hot there.

  • howdoilook

    Eek. They broke up, right? 

  • quiltrx

    So, do they use stylists for walking down the street, and dress themselves blindfolded for photocalls?  I don’t get it.

  • Bearding. 

  • fursa_saida

    In the first pic, something about the makeup, the light, and the weird angle she’s holding her head at is giving me the feeling that she’s wearing a plastic mask of her own face. Like a V for Vendetta mask, but…her face. This, in turn, is giving me the willies.

  • Awww, I think she looks great!  I agree with you about him, no effort at all.

  • M Carlson

    I think I had that skirt in 8th grade in 1982.

  • lilazander

    I love her top… That’s right…

  • miagain

    I don’t think they look like they’ve fought.. I think they look like they want to get OUT of there…

  • cebollinger

    I totally had that skirt in junior high. In lavender. 

  • hape_dex

    I think they both look good, it’s a casual event so I don’t see the problem with them actually dressing casual.

  • I think they both look yummy and in Andrew’s defense the shirt was made and given to him by a fan, so he’s actually being very sweet to wear it specifically for a photo call.

  • ccm800

    She looks heinous as a blonde and him I just want to punch in the face.

  • but not at a photo call where the point is to look better than human

  • I think they both look OK for the photo call.  They look very much in love and happy together.  Neither out dressed the other.  IN