Emma Stone: Actress, Ally, and Dream Girl

As she promotes her back-to-back new movie releases, Friends with Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love., Stone talks to the Advocate about going (back) to blond for The Amazing Spider-Man, her passion for equality, female tomboys, and reveals her “girl-crush” on a very popular fellow famous redhead.
By: Lily Shavick
July 09 2011 2:53 PM

Emma Stone has been monopolizing the “It Girl” label for some time. Her movies have been huge hits (Superbad, Zombieland) and her lead role in Easy A, the LGBT endearing, anti-bullying teen rom-com earned her an Emmy nod.

Plus, as you may be aware, her ravishing red (most of the time) hair and gravely voice turns on a lot of ladies.

As she promotes her back-to-back new movie releases, Friends with Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love., Stone talks to the Advocate’s Brandon Voss about going (back) to blond for The Amazing Spider-Man, her passion for equality, female tomboys, and reveals her “girl-crush” on a very popular fellow redheaded actress.

Enjoy just a few highlights from the dreamy Emma Stone’s Advocate interview:

Instead of boy-crazy girly girls, you often play these strong, independent women with an edgy tomboy quality, which has certainly endeared you to lesbian fans.
Really? Oh, I’m so flattered. The tomboy quality is probably coincidental just due to the fact that my voice hits male octaves most of the time. I don’t really think about it — I just respond to what I read — but I must be subconsciously drawn to women who, even if they don’t necessarily have their shit together, are secure within themselves and don’t need a man to fix them.

Are you a tomboy or a girly girl in real life?
It depends on the day. I’m a solid party mix of both.

A lesbian role seems like a logical next step for you.
Right? Send me over a good script. That sounds amazing.

Which gay star would you play in a biopic?
Can I play a man? Anthony Perkins would be interesting, because it was kind of a secret thing.

When you guested on Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler asked if you had a girlfriend when you evaded her question about having a boyfriend. You responded sarcastically, but I got excited for a second.
No, I don’t have a girlfriend. But who knows? You love who you love.

Do you have a girl crush?
Christina Hendricks. It’s a no-brainer. Everything about her does it for me. That’s my kind of woman.

Like her, you’re a natural blonde who’s found fame as a redhead. Were you surprised by the brouhaha on the blogosphere when you went back to blonde to play Gwen Stacy in next year’s The Amazing Spider-Man>?
It was so funny. To me, hair is hair — you dye it, cut it, whatever — so all that attention was wild.

You made your film debut in Superbad as the love interest of Jonah Hill’s Seth, but some viewers questioned the homoerotic nature of the relationship between Seth and Michael Cera’s Evan. If we revisited those characters today, do you think either of them would be openly gay?
[Laughs] I don’t know. In some friendships there’s so much love between two people that there’s just a fine line. Hey, I have girlfriends that I’m incredibly close to, and there’s definitely a fine line there.

For more on Stone’s upcoming projects, the meanings behind her movie choices, and her advocacy of LGBT equality, read the complete interview on Advocate.com now.

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