Emma Stone is reflecting on the sexism she overcame in Hollywood.
Yesterday, the 35-year-old won the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Best Actress at the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Awards for her outstanding performance in the film. poor thing.
The actor gave strength Award speech There, she recalled the beginnings of her career and the terrible advice she received from studio executives.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles, I went to the occasional general meeting, and one executive told me that for male actors, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
“And in his eyes, for women, it was a sprint, not a marathon. That was 20 years ago.”
“I know that advice is complete garbage, because the vast majority of women I respect in this industry, many of whom are in this room, the more time passes, the more life This proves that work becomes more interesting and fulfilling.” ”
She expressed gratitude for the opportunity to continue trying new things, acknowledging how “rare and fleeting” it is to choose the projects and people she wants to work with.
Emma also talked about her role in the film. poor thing, shared that the character was unlike anything she had seen before, being “a woman unaffected by outside expectations, unaffected by criticism or shame.” She admitted that playing Vera Baxter was a challenge for her because she had to “forget about that side” of herself. “Making this film was the highlight of my life, thanks in large part to my true creative soulmate,” she said, praising director Yorgos Lanthimos.
“I hope I continue to have the opportunity to take swings, try new things, and continue this marathon,” she concluded.
Glad you proved the studio execs wrong, Emma!