The Straits Times
Published on Jan 08, 2013

Actress Emma Stone is so sick of seeing her own face


Among younger Hollywood actresses, there is no clear heir to the throne once occupied by the likes of Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts, leaving a gap in the market for an attractive yet approachable comedic star who appeals to both men and women.

Emma Stone could slip easily into that spot, with successes such as The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Help (2011) and Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011).

But she might just be aiming a little higher.

At a recent interview in Los Angeles for her latest film, the cops-and-mobsters flick Gangster Squad, co-starring Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling, the 24-year-old reveals that she harbours ambitions of having enough clout to someday produce or act in indie films and other projects that struggle to find funding.