Here’s something to distract you from news headlines: it’s Emma Stone’s 32nd birthday!
What’s the first movie you remember seeing her in? For me it was actually her feature film debut—Superbad—back in 2007. The following year she was a standout in The House Bunny (which I weirdly still remember writing my Redbox review for—12 years ago!!!) and also had a role alongside Jack Black in the box-office bomb The Rocker.
But those box-office blues would turn around drastically in 2009 with the commercial success of Zombieland, in which Stone starred alongside Abigail Breslin, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg. It’s kind of funny now to think that at that point in time, Stone was the least famous person in the cast!
Then came her lead role in Easy A, which shot her into the spotlight with both Golden Globe Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and BAFTA – Rising Star nominations.
And then, as they say, the rest is history. From Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help to The Amazing Spider-Man movies to Birdman and La La Land, Stone has been charming audiences and racking up Hollywood cred (and awards) ever since.
This past year has been especially busy. Zombieland: Double Tap came out last fall, and Stone recently finished recording her lines for the sequel to The Croods (back in the Box November 10!), in which she voices the character Eep, the eldest daughter of caveman Grug (Nicolas Cage). The Croods: A New Age is set to hit whatever theaters are open on November 25, 2020. But what I’m especially excited about is that next May, Emma will be taking on the iconic role of villainess Cruella de Vil in Disney’s live-action film Cruella, inspired by the 1961 animated classic One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Check out this image Disney released last year to see how Emma completely transformed.
But that’s not all—Emma is also rumored to have landed a role as 1920s “It Girl” Clara Bow in Babylon, her La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s next film. And on the personal front there is huge news: Emma got married this year to SNL segment director Dave McCary. Some tabloids are presently reporting that she is now pregnant, but we’ll leave the speculation to gossip hounds.
This much we know is true: it’s definitely Emma’s birthday today and we are wishing her the best one ever!
If you want to celebrate Emma’s special day with one of her many, many awesome films, here are all of her movies currently at Redbox!