Emma stone is interviewed by Cameron Crowe in Interview Magazine, and talks about her acting heroes, her bucket list, and the surreal moments that she faces now that she's a big star.
'John Candy might be my acting hero,' Emma Stone tells Interview magazine. 'He’s ... someone who can find the humor in the dramatic moments.'
“My parents’ taste in comedy really rubbed off on me. I grew up on comedy from the ’70s and the ’80s. My dad showed me "The Jerk" — that is the first movie I remember seeing. And then my mom showed me Gilda Radner.
Stone also mentions about how her father runs a general contracting company, and he had stills of all the comedies all over his office walls. She talks about how she’d love to be an actor like John Candy, because they find the humor in the dramatic moments. She talks about how Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner and Steve Martin are that way too, and usually the funniest ones all have that talent. Stone also talks about how she won’t make a bucket list.
“I won’t make a bucket list, because I’m so afraid that I’ll die and then people will find my bucket list and be like, ‘Oh, she didn’t get to do that . . .’”
However, one has to wonder what could possibly be on her bucket list that she hasn’t done already. Opening a super-hero blockbuster, check. Doing a skit at the Oscars with Ben Stiller, check. Flying to almost every country in the world, check. Cameron Crowe, who will be directing Stone in his next movie, asks her in Interview about her Oscar skit.
“That I’m about to go on stage at the Oscars with Ben Stiller. That’s what I’m thinking,” Stone says. “The second I walked out it felt like being in a sketch comedy show when I was 12 on my youth-theater stage again, and I wasn’t scared anymore. But before that, the anticipation was so great.
"Then I just realized, ‘It’s just like everything else, man.’ My great goal in life is to try to remember that everything is of equal value. That moment was no greater than any of my moments walking out on stage in my youth theater as a kid. It felt the exact same way — and it should feel the exact same way . . . But then you do have the moment when you look out and you’re like, “Holy s---. It’s Meryl Streep.”
Stone won’t have to worry about having those moments because soon enough, she’ll be one of those people that people are in awe of meeting. She’s well on her way to becoming Hollywood’s next acting superstar.