Emma Stone Covers the September Issue of Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on August 09, 2017

Emma Stone covers the September 2017 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by Greg Kadel.



On what portraying Billie Jean King taught her: “I would say playing Billie Jean was a bit of a game changer. I am very nervous to communicate my opinions a lot of the time, especially publicly… She [Billie] is so direct and confident in the way that she communicates what she believes is right. To be able to step into that was a pretty powerful experience. It’s something that I still don’t feel entirely comfortable with, but it was also one of the great parts about playing her.”

On what was different about her role in Battle of the Sexes: “I have never really considered the physicality of a person or of a character. Maybe because I hadn’t played a real person – there wasn’t someone who looked a specific way or whose hands moved in a certain way. So that was what I focused on more than anything: building from the outside in.”

On speaking out for equality: “There is so much power to our voices, and we need to speak out. That’s something that I struggled with in the past, but it’s very hard not to feel galvanized right now, politically or consciously.”

On what gives her hope during these uncertain political times: “Nobody is going down without a fight – for love and humanity and equality and coming together. It’s so inspiring to see marches and beautiful writing and creative work. There’s so much power and a grace coming out of so many people who have so much to lose, and the human spirit is incredible. That’s worth a fight every day. And I want to learn how to fight better.”



Style Credits:
Cover: Christian Dior Dress, Bra, Briefs, Hat and Earrings
Image One: Valentino Garavani Dress | Vicki Turbeville Belt and Ring
Image Two: Chanel Dress | Tiffany & Co Earrings and Bracelet | Bulgari Ring

[Photo Credit: Greg Kadel/Marie Claire Magazine]

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