Emma Stone Just Revealed a Wild Connection Between 2 of Her Most Iconic Roles

These days, Emma Stone is known as the Oscar-winning A-list star of movies such as La La Land, The Favourite, and — most recently — Disney’s Cruella. But long before those roles came her way, Stone was just another up-and-coming actor. She even lost a leading role on a major TV series, a failure she considers her “rock bottom” in the industry. In 2010, however, Stone’s career as a leading lady exploded, as two of her biggest roles collided in a surprising way.

Emma Stone smiles on the red carpet at the 91st Annual Academy Awards
Emma Stone smiles on the red carpet at the 91st Annual Academy Awards | MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images

‘Cruella’ star Emma Stone has played several famous roles

Stone’s first breakthrough role was 2007’s Superbad. In fact, it was her first movie ever. And while she didn’t become a major movie star overnight, it did give her film career a strong start. Likewise, 2009’s Zombieland and 2011’s Crazy, Stupid, Love — which started her ongoing collaborations with Ryan Gosling — built her up as a major talent. Finally in 2015, she landed her first Oscar nomination for Birdman, which established her as an awards favorite.

Just two years later, Stone was an Oscar winner, and she’s continued to establish herself as one of the most versatile women on the big screen. Her latest role in Cruella continues to assert Stone’s capability as a master of comedy, drama, and every other genre in between. But to be fair, the actor owes a lot of her career to one specific role. 2010’s Easy A was the first time she carried a movie on her own. And it’s this project which intersects with Stone’s entrance into a major movie series.

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But 2 of them overlapped in a surprising way back in 2010

In a recent interview with MTV News, Stone was asked about her experience working on 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel. And in describing her time playing Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, she shed light on how the Marvel movie intersected with her role as Olive Penderghast in Easy A.

“It’s weird. This is a strange thing that happened. I auditioned for Spider-Man the day Easy A came out. September 17, the day it came out. So it was interesting because I had gotten to play this character that I was so insanely in love with in Easy A. I love that character more than anything. And Gwen Stacy was a very different kind of experience and that kind of movie. Really, what was most exciting about Spider-Man was working with Andrew.”

So the release of Easy A — which many Stone fans still consider among her best performances — was pivotal in more ways than one. In between Easy A and The Amazing Spider-Man, Stone starred in The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love. But the period between 2010 and 2012 is arguably when she became a household name.

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Is Emma Stone back as Gwen Stacy in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’?

MTV News also took the opportunity to ask Stone whether she has heard the rumors that she might return for Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie — due out in theaters in December 2021 — will reportedly deal heavily with the Marvel multiverse. Rumors have long swirled that Garfield and Tobey Maguire could return for the movie. If that’s the case, it’s possible Stone could too. Though Gwen Stacy died in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, an alternate version of the character could visit from another reality. Alas, Stone claims this isn’t happening.

“I have heard those rumors. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say anything, but I’m not [involved in Spider-Man: No Way Home]. I’m not. I don’t know what you’re supposed to respond as an alumnus.”

Seeing how stars are often literally contract-bound to secrecy, there’s a chance Stone might be hiding the truth to keep her role a surprise. However, more than likely, she isn’t involved in Spider-Man: No Way Home. That doesn’t mean she isn’t in talks to bring Gwen Stacy back. If the upcoming Spider-Man movie blows the Spider-Verse wide open, Stone could star in the mysterious Sony Marvel movie Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) is set to direct. In the meantime, fans will just have to wait and see who swings by the new film.