Emma Stone covers the next issue of W Magazine, and chooses to go with minimal and exposed instead of flashy and overdone for the cover shoot. It’s different to Stone’s usual covers, most of which seem to deck the actress with high fashion duds and cakey makeup.
Stone is currently promoting Gangster Squad and discusses working with Reuben Fleischer again in an interview with Flicks and Bits, saying, “We sat down and talked about the story and the character, and I said, “Of course, let’s do this together.” I love Ruben, he’s so enthusiastic and his shots are so beautiful. And I think gangster movies and movies set in the 40s in general really represent the golden age of Hollywood, you know? When women really looked like women and men really looked like men. There’s something so romantic and smoky and nostalgic about this whole time period. And I loved the intense action and suspense. I immediately felt that I knew what it must have been like to be a part of that place and time.”
She also compares her character in ‘Gangster Squad’ to herself, saying, “Grace moved out to Hollywood to be a star. Not an actress, a star, and clearly, things didn’t go according to plan. I imagine she kind of fell in with Mickey’s crowd, and that being on the arm of this incredibly powerful man gave her the admiration she was looking for, so she convinced herself it was alright. Now, even though she feels trapped, she knows that, without him, she’s got maybe a couple of bucks between her and the street. But I think she starts to play with fire a little bit, she starts to kind of test the water.”
Gangster Squad is currently in theaters and stars Emma Stone along with Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, and Josh Brolin.