Emma Stone Plays Much Younger Love Interest in Woody Allen Film. Again.

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Woody Allen is so smitten with Emma Stone, he can't say enough.

"Her allure is everything: She's beautiful, she's bright, she's gifted, she's sexy, she's intelligent, she can do comedy, she can do serious things, she sings, she dances, she's a pleasure to work with,"

Woody Allen cast Emma Stone in his film Irrational Man. Stone plays an undergrad who falls for an older college professor.

"I think she's going to be the biggest female star in America over the next couple years," Allen enthused about his leading lady. "She's phenomenal. It's just a pleasure to, you know, you come in in the morning at 7:30 on the set, and there's Emma Stone: Your heart gets a little boost of adrenaline."

So does that mean Woody Allen will keep casting Emma Stone?

"Well, she's not in my next film," he says. "But if I had anything that was right for her – and she was not doing another film at the time, she was available – I'd certainly hope that she would do it."

And what about Emma Stone? Maybe that depends on if she would be again cast as a younger woman involved with an older man. Irrational Man was the fourth film in which Stone played a woman in a relationship with an older man.

Stone was opposite Bradley Cooper in Aloha, Ed Norton in Birdman, Colin Firth in Magic in the Moonlight, and now opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Irrational Man.

Remember that Maggie Gyllenhaal recently claimed she was passed over for a role opposite an older man. The reason was shocking.

“I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55. It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”

How does Emma Stone feel about this tendency in Hollywood?

“It’s rampant in Hollywood and it’s definitely been that way for a long time, both culturally and in movies. But in Irrational Man, the film is contingent upon the age difference; the movie is about that disparity. And when I did Magic in the Moonlight Colin Firth and I talked about the gap which was huge, absolutely, because he was born the same year as my dad,” Stone says.

“There’s a lot of conversation about how we want to see people represented on screen and what we need to change as a business to reflect culture in a clearer way and not in an idealized way. There are some flaws in the system,” Stone says.

Mike Tuttle
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