Emma Stone covers Interview Mag, looks like an alien: awful or interesting?

I’m sorry to those of you have love the 1980s and the 80s revival in fashion and styling and editorials, but I LOATHE this Emma Stone pictorial for Interview Mag. It’s not a question of whether Emma Stone can pull it off – it’s a question of whether she should. The photos are grainy and unattractive, not “arty”. They made a beautiful young woman look like an alien. Try this kind of pictorial with Tilda Swinton, for sure. But don’t try to make Emma Stone look like Tilda. Anyway… Emma covers the September issue of Interview Mag, and these are some of the photos from the awful pictorial. Interview hasn’t released the full pictorial or interview yet, but we do have some excerpts:

Emma on breakups: “I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up. I remember being on the floor . . . I have never felt anything quite like that. It was so visceral. It’s like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen . . . It was awful.”

Emma still keeps in touch with Ryan Gosling. “I’ve asked him to read a couple of scripts,” she says. “I just really like hearing his viewpoint because I know that it’s never going to be tainted. He’s very much his own person . . . I only met him two years ago when we did ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ but it was like meeting a member of your team or something.”

She appreciates Gosling’s mind too: And while every female who saw that movie became obsessed with Gosling’s body, Stone added, “I really like his brain.”

On who she adores as an actor/actress: “Gilda, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Gene Wilder — those were the people I grew up loving. John Candy might be my acting hero. He’s … someone who can find the humor in the dramatic moments … I’d love to be that kind of an actor. Gene Wilder is that way, too. Gilda was that way. Steve Martin . . . The funniest ones are.”

On being anti-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…’”

Presenting at the Oscars: “That I’m about to go on stage at the Oscars with Ben Stiller. That’s what I’m thinking. 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.”

[From Page Six & NYDN]

I love that she says John Candy is her acting hero! That’s a wonderful choice. I get so sick of Marilyn Monroe worship or Elizabeth Taylor worship and all of that stuff – finally, a young actress who is like, “I wish I could be as good as John Candy.” As for the Gosling stuff… before Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were really “established” as a couple and before Ryan and Eva Mendes got coupled up, there were rumors that Gosling and Stone might have had something (a “steamy makeout session”). I’m not sure if that really happened or not, but I’d like to think that it did and that Emma broke Gosling’s heart and he only got with Eva Mendes on the rebound. That’s just how I like to think of it.

Photos courtesy of Interview Mag.

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  1. neelyo says:

    I love her comments about presenting at the Oscars. I wasn’t a fan until I saw that appearance and she won me over. The material was lame but she was so natural and fun that I couldn’t help but be charmed.

  2. claire says:

    I love the styling. But the grain just looks like camera shake and budget, not sci-fi.

  3. Steph says:

    I totally agree Kaiser! If the photos weren’t grainy I would love to see the details in the clothing and makeup. I think Emma has a face that can pull of heavy and light makeup. Jealous :)

  4. Rhea says:

    I’m not crazy either with the grainy image, but I think she looks nice and edgy. I mean it’s different from her usual photos.

  5. Sisi says:

    straight out of a george michael video

  6. Jess says:

    She looks like Shirley Manson.

  7. Lindy says:

    I actually kind of love the alien-esque styling. I feel like I am so, so, so incredibly bored with the generic, run of the mill fashion spreads and poses. You know, the sexy pouty fish lips blue steel seductive pose thing…

    This is different and interesting.

  8. amanda says:

    Looks like Kate Moss to me.

  9. nikzilla37 says:

    She really reminds me of Shirley Manson from Garbage.

  10. Samantha says:

    Another vote here for love the idea styling, hate the photo composition.

    She has slowly won me over. She just seems so fresh and smart, and so different from the other young actresses out there right now. I really hope fame and success don’t change her in too many negative ways. But she seems to have a good head on her shoulders.

  11. bns says:

    Too photoshopped and I don’t think she pulls it off. She’s not the edgy type.

  12. rtms says:

    Nothing original about this shoot. They did the say thing with Kstew and Charlize Theron only with better lighting. I really wish the stylist there would be more creative, every shoot looks the same with them.

  13. Linda says:

    I’m not too crazy about it…reminds me Basic Instinct and I really don’t like that movie. But her interview seems really good! I love Emma Stone, I currently have a girl crush on her and Jennifer Lawrence. They’re both hilarious and awesome actors!

  14. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Why is she always frigging EVERYWHERE?!?!?!

  15. judyjudy says:

    I like it. I think she looks great !

  16. Smashley says:

    Emma annoys me to no end, probably because she’s dating the love of my life, but at the same time I kind of like her. Weird, right? I like her in interviews and I’ve seen most of her movies and I love all of them! Besides TASM and The Help she plays the same characters, which I think is the reason she bugs me. Her acting and expressions are over the top. TOO MUCH HYPE!

  17. Kosmos says:

    I LOVE Emma Stone, so anything she does is okay with me. She’s a scream, she’s super talented and bright, considering she is fairly young. She’s a huge contrast to someone like K Stewart, who still seems so immature. Emma Stone definitely has a future in film !

  18. Mazunte says:

    She is beautiful, but these pictures are too photoshopped.

  19. Ranunculus says:

    Does she say in the interview that she is BFF with Taylor Swift. Hmmmm, never thought that much of her, talent and look wise, but being BFF with Swifty is really bad.

  20. JOmama says:

    I LOVE Emma but these pictures are horrible. It’s not her fault though, crazy butt photographers I blame you!