Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield use paparazzi photo op to promote charities

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield get pap’d often enough – somewhere in between Kim Kardashian (on a seemingly daily basis) and Michael Fassbender (very rare to see candid photos of him). I’m estimating… Emma and Andrew probably get spotted by paparazzi maybe twice a month, if that? Something along those lines. I know from reading Emma’s interviews that she sometimes feels hounded by the paparazzi, like they’re ever-present and insufferable, but I tend to like the way Emma and Andrew have handled it thus far – they don’t seem to be posing or doing strategic photo-ops, but they aren’t going out of their way to avoid being photographed together either. It really does seem like they’re just living their lives while in a relationship, all while being pretty famous (her more than him, for whatever reason).

Anyway, Emma and Andrew were pap’d on Saturday in New York. New York is their home base, and I’d be willing to bet they share an apartment. They were out to lunch, and realizing that the paparazzi were waiting for them outside, they decided to use this week’s coupley photo op to good use. They made signs and held them out to the photographers. Emma’s sign read: “We just found out that there are paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in, So why not take this…” and Andrew’s sign completed the thought: “Opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it? www.wwo.org and www.gildasclub.org, Have A Great Day!” They’re supporting Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Gilda’s Club. I don’t know… I’m erring on the side of thinking this is smart, and a completely legitimate way to handle being photographed. They’re making lemonade out paparazzi lemons. Good for them.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Amelia says:

    Now that’s original. Not a huge fan of either of them, but hats off, that’s quite clever.

    • Liv says:


      Great idea.

    • jojo says:

      I know that celebs are already walking ads for products, and that their sponsers make sure they get papped with the goods. But I can this inspiring companies to pay celebs to carry banners related to their brand or specific promotions. Do you think the clock is ticking on this, or will it never happen?

  2. another nina says:

    Say what you wish but I like them. That’s nice of them.

  3. brin says:

    Very good use of the paps!

  4. mia girl says:

    I like this move! Clever and charitable.

  5. Brown says:

    He is so hot.

  6. Anna00 says:

    They are both annoying.

  7. T.C. says:

    Good for them. I still think he cheated on his ex girlfriend to get with Emma Stone while working on Spiderman. So I don’t buy the 100% innocent sweet guy thing.

  8. GoodCapon says:

    This was a few days ago. You’re a little late, Kaiser! 😉

    I like that they put the paps to good use. I have nothing more to say. They seem a bit blah to me.

  9. grace says:

    I’m sorry but this is too twee for my taste. Why not just write the website addresses alone?

    • ORLY says:

      …because it wouldn’t get across their point of disapproving of the paps and it would look like they set the whole thing up.

  10. Smashley says:

    Okay, I’m probably one of Andrew’s biggest fans. I absolutely adore him, I think he’s the sweetest guy. I’ve met him countless times, he knows me by name, and the last time I saw him we had a special moment, which I won’t go into detail about, BUT, that said, I hate these photos. I think both he and Ems coming off as a bunch of ungrateful snobs. I know they’re telling people to check out the charities they support but idk something is just off. I saw a video of them and Andrew tells the paps, there was like 30, that they won’t take the signs down and Emma is laughing. The paps just want to see their faces and then they’d leave them alone. I think the signs provoked the paps more than anything. I totally know the signs were Emma’s idea because that’s not Andrew’s print. Andrew only printed have a great day.

    Okay, so I know everyone is in love with Emma but I can’t stand her! I think she’s very pretentious, I’ve heard stories that’s she’s not nice, and I think she brings Andrew down. I think the longer Andrew stays with her the more he will get sucked into the fame and money of Hollywood, and that’s not who he is. I hope he wakes up soon and sees Emma for what she really is.

    Kaiser, they live in Emma’s apartment in Chelsea, I believe?

    • another nina says:

      Hah, I also thought that he only added that “Have a great day” thing. Come on, they are not snobs, they are just having fun, you can’t take this pappz thing seriously all the time. And then think about the time when Andrew was BEGGING them to stop filming them – have anyone listened to him? It’s a two side street.

      Anyway, I’m not his biggest fan but somehow I used to see him several times a week, it was hilarious.

      • Smashley says:

        I know he’s not a snob but I think she is! I only knew that was his print because he wrote “Lots of Love” on a pic of me and him. LoL

        Do you live in NY? I bet most people in NY don’t recognize Andrew when he’s out by himself. He blends in so well in the city.

      • another nina says:

        well, enty actually compares emma to lohan and says that she just does not get caught. I dunno, she is smart and sexy and probably fun to be around, and I think Andrew likes her a lot…
        yup, I’m from NYC.

      • Smashley says:

        She’s like Lohan? Like she does coke? Ew, if that’s true idk why Andrew would want to be with her. Yea, he does like her a lot. I’m just bitter because I want him to love me.

        I may be moving to the city soon. If I see him I’m going to have to stop him and catch up.

      • another nina says:

        hey, don’t worry, you’ll find your own “Andrew” – but stay away from actors 😉 Best of luck in NYC!!!

      • Liv says:

        I can’t believe that she’s supposed to be a bitch?!! Not that it can’t be true, but I don’t see it. She seems like a smart and nice girl.

      • Smashley says:

        Yea, she comes off as totally sweet on tv, right? Even I go back and forth liking and hating her. I read on Just Jared, a guy saw her last week in NY and asked for a picture and told him “she was too busy,” though 15 minutes later he saw her with a coffee. I read another time a young girl asked for a pic and Emma couldn’t be bothered.. The girl wound up crying and Emma went to the bathroom and could care less about the girl.

      • Smashley says:

        @nicka I sarcastically bash Emma out of envy like you do with your man crushes. I like Andrew, and wish he’d date me and not Emma, but I know that’s not going to happen. I just have a love hate relationship towards Emma. Some days I love her, I’m obsessed with her booties and I love her movies, some days I dislike her, like in these pictures. When I commented on the handprint in an earlier post I was just saying I knew he only printed “have a great day” not trying to say she pointed a gun to his head and made him do it.

    • Smashley says:

      Ha, my job I may be getting is all about actors.

    • Allison says:

      Why is the girl always the evil bitch one in the relationship? It goes for everyone…Eva Mendes gets hated on all the time for being with Ryan, same with Jessica Beil for being Justin Timberlake.

      Shock and awe! These are grown ass men who know who they want to be with and what they’re doing. Emma, Eva or Jessica are not some alien life forces that sucker punch guys into relationships…end vent. I just hate the female on female hate because of a guy celeb “crush”

      On the other note: Their pictures and the websites have gone global on all sites so mission accomplished. I thought it was a great idea. Probably picked Emma to write since girl’s tend to have more legible and clear penmanship

      • Smashley says:

        Hey, I don’t have anything against Eva or Jessica. I wasn’t saying Emma was sucking Andrew into a relationship. I was just stating that I dislike her. I didn’t care for her before they started dating and I won’t care for her afterwards. She is so overrated!

        Who cares if I have a crush on him? He knows I do but obviously he’s still with Emma.

        I know the pictures have been all over the Internet, I’m a big Andrew fan. Even though I’m his fan, I still disapprove of these photos. I don’t like them…period.

      • PrettyTarheelFan says:

        I’m sorry, I must disagree with your comments RE Jessica Biel. She mainly gets pity, with a side dish of side-eye, for choosing to put up with JTs cheating ass.

      • Smashley says:

        Oh, back to the crush thing. I totally will live up to how pathetic I am for crushing on Andrew. I’ve told him I’m pathetic, he thinks I’m sweet and adorable and because I’ve admitted how pathetic I am, he’s taken pictures with me more than once.

      • Nicka says:

        +1 Allison! ITA. I get nauseated from all of this “crush” talk.

        Every girl who has ever had a crush on a male celeb pulls the whole “oh-em-gee! I’m so in love with him, and he’ll see it one day! That bitch that he’s with stole him from me, even though he totally doesn’t know anything about me, and probably would never date me anyway because I always act like a 13 yo girl! Tee-hee!!”

        Jesus, get over it! We’ve all had crushes, and yes it’s fun to imagine that we’re their long-lost soul mates, but in reality, that’s bullsh*t. It’s one thing to sarcastically bash a gf/wife of a sexy man out of envy (case in point, Charlie Hunnam and James McAvoy are my current favs to drool over, and I will readily give a side-eye to end all side-eyes in the direction of whichever bitches they’re currently humping on) but this whole teenybopper “KStew stole my sparkle lover/Eva Mendes is evil, Jennifer Wesfeldt doesn’t deserve the Hamm/Selena Gomez stole the LesBeaver from all of America’s little girls/Emma Stone is a snob who doesn’t deserve Andrew’s love, etc.” needs to stop. Let’s all agree here that we’re all adults who wear big-girl panties. You rarely see men bitching about the boyfriends of hot female celebrities being “not good enough” for their fantasy girls. Most of us aren’t Swifty clones pining away for some boy/celeb we’ve only met a couple of times or not at all. No one put a gun to the guy’s head and made him fall in love with his gf. Last I checked, both men and women have free will, so there goes that theory that some sexy little vixen tossed her hair, wiggled her ass, and schmoozed her way into her man’s life. Yes, that can and does often happen, but men bear just as much responsibility for choosing to be in that relationship! Ffs!

        Sorry about the rant, but the whole teenybopper stalker-crush that some girls get just drives me up one side of the wall and down the other!

      • Smashley says:

        @Nicka I replied to you in a different thread. 🙂

  11. pretty says:

    they’re cute!

  12. serena says:

    They’re so cute!!
    But I’d like for Emma to return being a redhead.

  13. Samantha says:

    That’s really cute. I’m not a huge fan of either of them (though I don’t dislike them either), but that’s pretty endearing.

  14. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    It must be a huge drain to have the paps around all the time. Ugh.

    I think what they did was cool. Only seems a little annoying in the pic where she’s laughing.

  15. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    They are a cute couple. I like that they both seem smart and laid back. Good role models for young Hwood, IMHO

  16. Colu says:

    Love them & this story! So glad you covered it!

  17. Jenna says:

    I thought it was really cute! And I want her shoes! 😀

  18. bns says:

    This wouldn’t be nearly as pretentious and obnoxious if they had just written down the websites and not included a disclaimer.

  19. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Call me a cynic, but it´s also ES & AG use photo op to promote themselves promoting charity causes and being SO Anti-Hollywood. I´m pretty sure they used strategical photo ops to promote Spider Man, and I have a hard time believing that the paps really camped outside her house, it´s not like her pictures are worth that much to wait all day, when they could possibly snap a pic of Leo di Caprio any other A-lister in NY etc., I think they/she still might be calling them.
    Sorry but I´m really skeptical when any actor who mainly stars in blockbuster movies is trying to sell me that they´re really not into fame, money and that theý´re the real deal. Girl you dropped out of highschool to pursue your acting career, you knew what you were getting into and you want it.
    After all it´s Hollywood, we´re talking about here.

    • Anna00 says:

      ”I´m pretty sure they used strategical photo ops to promote Spider Man, and I have a hard time believing that the paps really camped outside her house”


    • Smashley says:

      Amen! I totally agree with you. I don’t know if THEY call the paps, though. As I stated above, I’m a big Andrew fan and I’ve met him a few times, paps were never around. If anyone calls the paps it’s Emma.

  20. hl3 says:

    These two don’t seem like the type to call up paparazzi for attention. They’ve never been huge on that (from my impression anyway). That being said, a lot of times the paps are called via twitter messages or phone calls from people who have spotted them in restaurants, and they set out to hound these celebrities. Right before this incident, someone posted on twitter that she was having brunch in the stall right next to them and voila.

    You can’t hate on these two for using this opportunity to promote their charities either. I think their “smug attitude” is what bothers people most about these pictures, but it seems more directed at the paps (outwitting them) then it is a “holier-than-thou” attitude toward people. If these pictures actually piss you off, you’re taking things a little too personally.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      Was this directed to me?
      If it was, you prob should reread my comment. I never said those pictures pissed me off, what I meant about promoting themselves, is that yes they promote the cause, but also themselves promoting the cause. When a celeb shows up to the Aids Gala, then he/she´s promoting the Aids Gala and herself, it just happens automatically and after all they are well thought out products with a certain image, esp young starlets like Emma. Just look at how much press they´re getting worldwide for this, they are so “different” for using the paps like this.
      “These two don’t seem like the type to call up paparazzi for attention” to you, to me Ryan Gosling never seemed that type and look what´s up with him now, Emma and Andrew just do/did it more intelligent in my opinion.
      I generally have a hard time believing that paparazzi actually camp in front a house of an B/C-Lister(like she said they would), just because they have a blockbuster coming out, to me it´s more likely that they called them. This my opinion, you have a different one. I´m just beginning to get the impression that her whole girl-next-door-image is fake, and when she says she´s not into fame then in my eyes she´s lying.
      Just because I´m not drinking the kool aid, doesn´t makes me a hater.

  21. lucy2 says:

    I like it, it’s cute and hopefully helps the charities some.

  22. CM says:

    I like them together. They always seem to enjoy one another’s company. This is officially the best way I can think of to handle all paparazzi photos from now on.

  23. Alexis says:

    I like them b/c they really bring out the best in each other. I don’t understand couples that seem quiet, boring, uninspired. I think your partner should make you feel your best, naturally.

  24. V says:

    Don’t know nor care for either of them, but this is excellent, +1